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

Juveniles sentenced to life to get possible 2nd chance

Juveniles sentenced to life without parole in California could get a second chance at freedom under a bill passed by the state legislature.

LA’s attempt to ban pot shops takes a hit

The Patient Care Alliance, which represents 300 pot shops, is suing the city to stop the ban that's due to take effect on Sept. 6.

Add a day — maybe 2 — to the Southland heat wave

Forecasters say Southern California's weekend cookout will continue. The cooling trend that was supposed to start Sunday didn't — and it won't start Monday, either.

Laker stars square off for Olympic gold again

Spain and the US will meet in a rematch of their gold medal game in Beijing in 2008. The Americans won that one — 118-107 — but it was close.

El Tricolor holds off Brazil in final Olympic game

Mexico's Oribe Peralta, one of the team's three players over 23 years old, scored two goals in the gold medal winning game.

Former NFL linebacker gets life in prison

A former NFL linebacker was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole Friday for murdering his lover’s wealthy live-in boyfriend.

Dwight Howard to the Lakers, Andrew Bynum to the 76ers

The deal, which has yet to be finalized, would mean that the Lakers would have a starting line-up of Bryant, Nash, Gasol, Howard, and World Peace.

Death penalty possible for man who set 2003 Old Fire

Jurors in San Bernardino are deliberating for a second day in the trial of a man accused of deliberately setting the 2003 Old Fire.

100,000 expected in LA for Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration

Mexico’s Virgin of Guadalupe is typically celebrated in Dec., but today in L.A. is expected to be the biggest celebration outside of Mexico.

Review follows discovery of $54 million in state parks money

A California Department of Finance audit of more than 500 special state government funds has found no major errors or accounting discrepancies.

Curiosity, most elaborate Mars probe ever, set for its debut

During a made-for-TV demonstration last week, deputy project scientist Joy Crisp watched two Curiosity rovers climb over rocks in the "Mars Yard."

Family of man shot, killed by Anaheim police files lawsuit

Over 200 protesters storm Anaheim City Hall after the family of a man shot to death by Anaheim police Saturday announced it is suing the city for $50 million.

The boat that can fly lands in Long Beach

It’s not quite a boat; it’s not quite a plane. It’s l’Hydroptère, the fastest sailboat around.

Budget numbers under scrutiny as city seeks bankruptcy

San Bernardino's chief of police says his department and county authorities are looking into allegations of wrongdoing in some city departments.

San Bernardino City Council prepares to file for bankruptcy

The San Bernardino City Council has given the go-ahead to the city attorney to prepare the paperwork for a bankruptcy filing.