Carl Kasell has spent the past fifty years as the voice that might be most associated with NPR and, now, he’s announced that he’s stepping aside. His legendary voice had been the first thing many, many of us heard each morning until he left that in 2009. He has remained the beloved scorekeeper for NPR’s Wait, Wait …Don’t Tell Me! since he first took the job in 1998. According to NPR, his role on Wait, Wait was his career highlight.
“‘My favorite time at NPR has been Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me! It was loads of fun and gave me a chance to meet and talk to in person the audiences that I felt I had known for so many years on the air,’ says Carl. ‘I can honestly say I am the luckiest man around to be able to have worked at a job I love for so many years. It’s truly been a joy for me.’