NPR's Carl Kasell to retire
March 4th, 2014
06:30 PM ET

NPR's Carl Kasell to retire

By Brian Stelter, CNN Senior Media Correspondent

Carl Kasell, the beloved voice of NPR's weekly game show "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!," is calling it quits. He announced on Tuesday that he will record his last edition of the program sometime this spring.

Kasell, 79, will still appear on "Wait Wait" occasionally, and will continue to record one of his trademarks: custom voice mail greetings for the game show winners.

"It's a real sad day for all of us at 'Wait Wait' and for me," tweeted Peter Sagal, the show's host, on Tuesday afternoon. "But Carl deserves a chance to lay down the mic and enjoy himself."

Kasell has worked at NPR in various capacities since 1975. He was the newscaster for one of NPR's flagships, "Morning Edition," from 1979 until 2009.

Read more of Brian's article here. 

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