Nick Roman

Host, All Things Considered

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Nick Roman is KPCC's host of All Things Considered.

Roman has been a fixture in Southern California radio news for more than 30 years. From 1984-2004, he was the voice of news at KLON/KKJZ in Long Beach, serving as a producer, anchor, and news director. Along the way he helped create CALNET, a daily statewide news program, where he was a producer, news editor and host.

He's proud to have trained such accomplished journalists as Kitty Felde and Frank Stoltze. Roman has also worked for the past 25 years teaching broadcast journalism to students at Cal State Long Beach and Cal State Fullerton. His love of sports has led him to file numerous stories for NPR's "Only A Game."

Stories by Nick Roman

Arson investigators say 13-year-old boy set Morris Fire

The search for the arsonist behind the massive Station Fire in the San Gabriel Mountains is still underway. But investigators say they’ve nabbed the person who touched off the smaller Morris Fire. KPCC's Nick Roman has details.

Fire danger high for next few days in SoCal mountains

The hot and dry weather has triggered a red flag warning from the National Weather Service. KPCC's Susan Valot says it’ll stay in effect until Friday night.

LA County child welfare workers have higher caseload than other areas

An analysis of the caseloads handled by Los Angeles County child welfare workers says they’re far higher than in other counties. KPCC’s Susan Valot says the report also says there’s not much the county can do about it.

July home sales up in Southern California

July home sales in California were up 12 percent from the same month a year ago. KPCC's Susan Valot has more from the California Association of Realtors' latest sales report.

Senate, Assembly committees to hear water bills

A pair of Senate and Assembly committees will meet as one Tuesday to hear about a package of bills on water conservation and the Sacramento Delta. The bills set out plans to manage the runoff from the Sierra Nevada Mountains. KPCC’s Nick Roman says they’ve also let loose a flood of opposition.

Dropout rates fall in LA Unified, soar in two local districts

The California Department of Education is out with the latest high dropout numbers. L.A. Unified is doing better at keeping students in school. But KPCC's Nick Roman says two local districts saw their numbers soar.

“Cash for Clunkers” lives for another weekend

Congress today quickly passed legislation to pump an extra $2 billion into the federal government's popular “Cash for Clunkers” program. The extra money will keep the program in effect over the weekend.

Cruises bring California money, even in choppy economy

The cruise line industry today released a report that touts its economic impact in California and nationally. KPCC’s Nick Roman says it comes as the industry struggles in a choppy economic sea.

Parks backers say closing parks will cost in long run

A non-profit group that supports public parks says closing state parks might save money now – but will cost California money in the long run.

Body surfer killed in big OC surf

“The Wedge” – the spectacular but dangerous body-surfing spot in Newport Beach – claimed a life this afternoon.

Foreclosures down, but read the fine print

It looks like good news: foreclosures are down in California. But KPCC’s Nick Roman says you have to read the fine print.

Occidental Petroleum strikes giant oil field in Kern County

L.A.-based Occidental Petroleum says it’s discovered a huge field of oil and natural gas in Kern County. KPCC’s Nick Roman has the details.

Budget deal deals schools a budget blow

The budget deal the governor and state lawmakers hammered out spreads a lot of pain around California. KPCC's Nick Roman says the state’s public schools, from kindergarten to college, will feel their share.

Family to invite 17,500 fans to Michael Jackson memorial

Family, friends, and 17,500 fans will attend Tuesday morning’s memorial for pop singer Michael Jackson.

Oscar-winning actor Karl Malden dies at 97

Oscar-winning actor Karl Malden died Wednesday at his home in Brentwood. He was 97. KPCC’s Nick Roman says Malden sparkled as a leading man and a supporting character during a career that spanned almost 60 years.