NPR's Carl Kasell Retiring

But he'll continue to record those 'Wait, Wait' voice-mails
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 4, 2014 3:56 PM CST
NPR's Carl Kasell Retiring
Carl Kasell is retiring from NPR.   (AP Photo/NPR, Anthony Nagelmann)

Carl Kasell, a signature voice of NPR News for decades, is stepping down from the comedy news quiz show Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me! and retiring from the network this spring. But fans can take solace in knowing that he will continue to record voice-mail greetings for winners on the show even in retirement, notes NPR. Kasell, a newscaster for 30 years on Morning Edition until 2009, began his radio career a half-century ago as a morning deejay and newscaster at WGBR-AM in Goldsboro, NC. He says his years with Wait, Wait have been his favorite ones at NPR because he's been able to meet and talk to the audiences. (More Carl Kasell stories.)

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