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

Most Californians may have to pay $10 more per month for electricity

If you get your power from Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas and Electric or Pacific Gas and Electric, get ready to fork over more money to cover your electricity bills.

San Bernardino to vote on privatizing firefighting and EMT services

The city council met earlier this week to vote on a plan that would contract outside sources for its firefighting and emergency medical services, including a private company.

Santa Monica spends $1 million to assess well-being

Santa Monica plans to use a $1 million grant it was rewarded to gather data on the well-being of its residents. It's data the city hopes to use to improve the community.

Dangerous venomous cobra loose in Thousand Oaks

The loose albino monocled cobra was last spotted near the 1300 block of Rancho Lane. The snake also bit a dog.

New procedure may save babies with holes in their hearts

Medicine and surgery have been used to treat newborns with a problem called PDA hole in the heart. But they don't always work. A new treatment may be the answer.

FAQ: As Mars data pours in, what have we learned so far?

Six hundred experts gathered at Caltech this week for a professional check-in. The Red Planet researchers met to discuss questions and developments pertaining to our celestial neighbor.

Federal judge rules California death penalty unconstitutional

The ruling Wednesday by U.S. District Court Judge Cormac J. Carney follows a similar ruling in Northern California that has kept the death penalty on hold in California for years.

Tooshlights: Improving your public restroom experience at Hollywood Bowl

The Tooshlight system makes it easier for event-goers to determine which bathroom stalls are occupied, and which are not.

Hospital to train barbers in black areas to test for hypertension

A physician at a Los Angeles hospital will use an $8.5 million grant to help train barbers in black neighborhoods to check their male customers for high blood pressure.

Kings Stanley Cup Finals: 5 things to know to sound like a superfan

The Los Angeles Kings host the New York Rangers in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals Wednesday night at Staples, and we've got your guide.

Health care providers issue new end-of-life guidelines

A coalition of leading Southern California health care providers is trying to change how medical professionals handle end-of-life issues facing their patients.

San Diego Democrat Toni Atkins sworn in as Assembly speaker

San Diego Democrat Toni Atkins, the first open lesbian to lead a California legislative chamber, was sworn in Monday as the 69th speaker of the state Assembly.

Local doctor remembers pediatrician killed in Afghanistan

An American pediatrician was one of three people killed Thursday when an Afghan security guard opened fire at a hospital in the Afghan capital of Kabul.

LA Fair racing could move to Orange County

Horse racing has been part of the fun at the LA County Fair for years. Now, executives at Fairplex Park in Pomona want to move the meet to Los Alamitos.

LA County's public health director to resign (updated)

Dr. Jonathan Fielding announced in a staff memo on Wednesday that he would step down once a successor has been found to take his place.