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 20 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 15 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

Kids Say The Darndest Things: "What are flashbulbs?"

My college-age daughter Mary Claire is working toward a career in photography. She's been experimenting with old Nikon and Polaroid cameras. The other day, she bought a dozen flashbulbs on eBay.

Grocery chains, union dig in on health benefits

Union employees at local Ralphs, Vons, and Albertsons supermarkets have been working on an expired contract since March. They’ve voted to authorize a strike if their leaders decide it’s necessary — and they’ve staged rallies to demonstrate their resolve. But the grocery chains have dug in, too. The two sides remain far apart on the issue of health benefits.

San Bruno pipeline explosion: PG&E reveals major leak suffered 23 years ago

The natural gas pipeline that blew up in Northern California last September – killing eight people – suffered a major leak 23 years ago - but accident investigators looking into the recent blast didn’t know that until this week, when Pacific Gas and Electric told them. Regulators responded to the belated information.

California prison officials hold 1st 'medical parole' hearing for convicted rapist

California takes a small step toward reducing its inmate population and prison costs today. Prison officials will consider whether to grant “medical parole” to a paralyzed inmate.

Los Angeles jury convicts gold trader of hiring a hitman to kill his wife

A Los Angeles jury Thursday convicted a Ventura businessman for ordering his wife’s murder three years ago. The case revolves around divorce, greed and gold.

LA County supervisors to grab control of Probation, Children and Family Services

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has voted to take direct control of a pair of problem departments - Probation and Children and Family Services. The two departments might be L.A. County government’s biggest headaches.

Judge keeps alive lawsuits over Mitrice Richardson’s death

A Los Angeles judge has whittled down lawsuits by the parents of a mentally ill woman whose body was found in Malibu Canyon last summer. The parents are suing the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department for releasing their daughter despite her erratic behavior.

Giants fan beaten at Dodger Stadium transferred to San Francisco hospital

Bryan Stow is closer to home in the Bay Area. The San Francisco Giants fan who was badly beaten at Dodger Stadium was flown yesterday to a hospital in San Francisco for more care. His recovery is in its eighth week.

1 judge will hear 2 Jackson lawsuits

One judge will handle both lawsuits filed by Michael Jackson’s parents over their son’s overdose death two years ago.

Trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor delayed until September

The trial of the doctor charged in Michael Jackson’s death has been delayed until September. The Los Angeles judge in charge decided neither side was ready to go.

Kings staying in Sacramento for next season

Basketball's Sacramento Kings will stay in their home city for at least another season.

Sirhan Sirhan says woman in polka dot dress got him to shoot Robert Kennedy

New legal papers lay out a bizarre new story about Sirhan Sirhan’s role in the assassination of Robert Kennedy. The documents are part of filing from the attorneys trying to win Sirhan’s release after more than 40 years in prison.

Former Bush partner in Texas Rangers Schieffer to oversee Dodgers

Baseball commissioner Bud Selig has chosen the former president of the Texas Rangers to keep an eye on the daily business of the L.A. Dodgers. J. Thomas Schieffer is his name. Here's his resume.

Homeland Security's Napolitano tours center at San Pedro dealing with terrorism at seaports

Federal Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano was in San Pedro Monday to tour the nation’s first center that trains cops to deal with terrorism risks at seaports.

Last Southern California supermarket strike/lockout lasted months

Grocery store workers will vote next Wednesday whether to authorize a strike. They believe Albertsons, Ralphs and Vons are stalling negotiations. You may remember the last time we had a strike and lockout. It was October of 2003 – and it lasted more than four months.