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

Dodgers: A lot rides on an auction as the team shops for a new owner

The Dodgers are one of sports' most storied teams, but they're up for auction because owner Frank McCourt was forced to put the team under bankruptcy protection.

USC QB Matt Barkley turns down pros and stays in school

USC quarterback Matt Barkley says he wants to “finish what I’ve started,” so he’ll play football for the Trojans again next year. Barkley announced his decision at a televised news conference at USC’s Heritage Hall.

60 Freeway tanker fire: Detours in place around demolished Paramount Bridge

Caltrans crews plan to shut down most of the lanes on the eastbound 60 Freeway past Wilcox at 9 p.m. Thursday night. They have more demolition work to do on the fire-damaged Paramount Bridge. Even after the lanes reopen in the morning, driving near the bridge is a — but relief is on the way.

Calif. officers bought 7,600 banned assault weapons through legal exemption

An Associated Press investigation has found that police officers in California have bought 7,600 assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in the past 10 years that civilians can't buy – all legally. But it’s not clear if they bought those firearms to use on the job.

Gang member given 155-year sentence for slaying an innocent bystander at a football game

A Long Beach judge Monday sentenced a teen gang member to a more than a century and a half in prison for killing a girl at a high school football game.

Saving water good for environment and pocketbooks

Saving water is pretty important to Southern California’s environment - but it turns out that doing what it takes to save that water is pretty important to the economy, too.

Field Poll: Voters turn against California high-speed rail

Californians want a return ticket on their vote to OK selling billions of dollars in high-speed rail bonds, the latest Field Poll says.

Alleged shooter in Seal Beach salon spree arraigned

The man charged with killing his ex-wife and seven other people in a rampage at a Seal Beach salon was arraigned today in Orange County Superior Court. Scott Evans Dekraai, 42, entered a not guilty plea.

Beckham brings home championship in last game with LA Galaxy

Before a record Home Depot Center crowd on a rainy night, the L.A. Galaxy beat the Houston Dynamo, 1-0, to win the MLS title this season. The game marked the last game in L.A. for soccer star David Beckham.

Sunday LA storm floods Sepulveda Tunnel underneath LAX

The Sunday storm sent an inch-and-a-third of rain pouring down on the Sepulveda Pass. That sent a river of mud and water onto lanes of the 405 Freeway near Mulholland Drive, and into backyards near Ventura Boulevard. The biggest problem on a rainy Sunday was at LAX.

Clayton Kershaw's Cy Young

KPCC's managing editor Nick Roman is not the only Dodger fan elated at Clayton Kershaw's Cy Young award, but he might be the only one -- besides Jon Regardie -- who thinks it's okay for the team to move downtown.

The LA fight that helped make Joe Frazier a champ

Joe Frazier died Monday night after a brief battle with liver cancer at the age of 67. Frazier fought and won four times at Los Angeles's Olympic Auditorium early in his pro career. One of those fights in 1966 put Frazier on the road to the heavyweight title.

Killer extradited to Calif. to stand trial for 5 murders

A convicted serial killer will return to California this week to stand trial in the murders of five women. Authorities expect the man to arrive in the Southland on Thursday.

Michael Jackson doctor trial jury selection begins Thursday

The judge in the trial of "King of Pop" Michael Jackson’s doctor says jury selection starts in two days — unless an appeals court holds things up.

UC Irvine Muslim students stand trial for speech disruption

Opening statements begin Wednesday in the trial of 11 Muslim students who disrupted a 2010 speech by the Israeli ambassador at the University of California, Irvine.