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

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.

YouTube ordered to take down anti-Muslim film

The 14-minute film, "Innocence of Muslims," depicts Mohammad as a religious fraud, pedophile and womanizer. It sparked violence in late 2012.

Military's Freedom Radio moves from Afghanistan to Riverside

George Maurer, a disc jockey and civilian employee with the Air Force, said Freedom Radio decided to move out of Afghanistan to protect the station's crew.

Bill introduced to undo California's 'glove law' for food preparers

The Assembly health committee chair says the new law has not worked out as planned, and it's time to 're-set the conversation' about food safety.

California Supreme Court Justice Kennard talks adversity, gratitude

California Supreme Court Justice Joyce Kennard, a native of Indonesia, rose through the ranks and helped make history despite setbacks like losing part of a leg and her mother.

Russian ambassador to resign after Olympics, return to California

Michael McFaul led the Obama administration's so-called "reset" of diplomatic relations with Russia. He says he is leaving to reunite with his family in California.

Inglewood gunman who shot officer taken into custody, hostages freed

The gunman who allegedly shot an Inglewood police officer and holed up with two hostages was taken into custody Wednesday evening after a standoff.

Oil facility tied to noxious South LA fumes suspends operations

An oil company at the heart of an investigation into noxious fumes wafting through a South L.A. spoke with KPCC after agreeing to suspend operations Friday.

NASA's Chief Scientist on NASA's priorities, present, and future

NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan spoke with KPCC about her job, the organization's future, and the tricky job of balancing the agency's budget and its priorities to expand human knowledge.