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

Doctors perform emergency tracheotomy in Bakersfield restaurant

Three medical professionals performed an emergency tracheotomy with a pocket knife after a former Kern County supervisor started choking.

Behind the curtain on 'Wizard of Oz,' remastered in IMAX 3D

It took 14 painstaking months to bring the beloved classic to a new dimension. On screens for one week only, it was set to open Friday at the newly renovated Chinese Theater.

Rim Fire: California launches drone to help fight 192,466-acre wildfire

Firefighters battling the Rim Fire burning into Yosemite have added a California National Guard Predator drone to their arsenal as the fire continues to grow.

Man gets his '58 Impala back, all fixed up; why he's mad about it

Norman Marden's '58 Chevy Impala was stolen seven years ago. He has it back, but he's not happy about it.

UC Riverside welcomes students to SoCal's latest medical school

UC Riverside hopes to inspire more physicians to practice on the West Coast with the addition of a medical school, the first to open in the region in more than four decades.

Silver Fire: Evacuations ordered for 5,000-acre wildfire (map)

Firefighters were battling the quickly growing "Silver Fire" between Banning and Idyllwild Wednesday afternoon, which has burned 5,000 acres so far.

Watts students build a prosthetic arm for under $40

Four students from Watts recently won a national engineering design competition by building a low-cost prosthetic arm.

SoCal astronaut on being part of new space exploration age

NASA now has a new group of astronauts that could push the boundaries of space exploration. One of those astronauts is Victor Glover of Pomona.

'Haunting Melissa': a horror series for your iPad and iPhone

The producer of the horror movie "The Ring" has a new ghost story out — but this one's tailored to a much smaller screen.

UC Riverside engineering students make lawn mowers greener

UC Riverside students created an air pollution control device that can be attached to almost any lawn mower engine.

Theater chain to offer deaf patrons closed-captioning glasses

The glasses project holographic captions in front of the moviegoer's eyes, even enabling the wearer to adjust the font size as needed.

Dr. Antronette Yancey, public health doc fought obesity, care disparities, dies at 55

Toni Yancey ran UCLA's Center for the Elimination of Health Disparities. Not the Center to Study ... Not the Center to Talk it to Death and Do Nothing ... the Center to Eliminate. Here's hoping she made a dent.

Christopher Dorner's final hours: Just-released dispatch logs offer new details

San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department dispatch logs from Feb. 12 chronicle Christopher Dorner's final hours from the perspective of computer-aided dispatch.

MAP: AIDS Healthcare Foundation to offer free meningitis vaccines

The move comes after the sudden illness and death of a West Hollywood attorney. AHF officials say there have been seven meningitis deaths in New York.

Surgery on Kobe's torn Achilles 'successful,' recovery in 6-9 months (Photos, Update)

Laker star Kobe Bryant undergoes surgery to repair his Achilles tendon. His season is over, but probably not his career.