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Carl Kasell

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Kasell in June 2008

Carl Kasell (/ˈkæsəl/; April 2, 1934 – April 17, 2018) was an American radio personality. He was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina. He was best known as a newscaster for National Public Radio and later as the official judge and scorekeeper of the weekly news quiz show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! until his retirement in 2014.[1]

Kasell died on April 17, 2018 from complications of Alzheimer's disease in Potomac, Maryland at the age of 84.[2]


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  1. Peralta, Eyder (March 4, 2014). "After 5-Decade Career, NPR's Carl Kasell Will Retire". NPR. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  2. NPR Newscaster Carl Kasell Dies At 84, After A Lifelong Career On-Air

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