NPR Newscaster Carl Kasell Dies At 84, After A Lifelong Career On-Air

NPR Newscaster Carl Kasell Dies At 84, After A Lifelong Career On-Air

Every weekday for more than three decades, his baritone steadied our mornings. Even in moments of chaos and crisis, Carl Kasell brought unflappable authority to the news. But behind that hid a lively sense of humor, revealed to listeners late in his career, when he became the beloved judge and official scorekeeper for Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! NPR’s news quiz show.

I love the show listed above. I tried to follow it on weekends on NPR…and then was thrilled when they moved it to a podcast.

Kasell was a steady force on the show, and treated like a rock star. It wasn’t until this post that I realized he was a rock star.