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Carl Kasell’s Last NPR News Broadcast Today

ckasell.jpgNPR‘s Carl Kasell will broadcast his last “Morning Edition” this morning.

In advance of wrapping up his newscasting job, Kasell, who first anchored “Morning Edition” in 1979, talked to co-host Renee Montagne about his career and upcoming plans. Although he will be leaving the morning news show, he will continue to emcee and judge NPR’s quiz show “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” among other duties for the non-profit radio network.

“I hear the word retirement a lot concerning my current situation, and the only thing I’m retiring is my alarm clock,” Kasell said. “No longer will I hear that clock go off at 1 o’clock in the morning, or five after one, as I like to say, because I like to sleep in.”

Interesting fact: about 2,000 people have Kasell’s voice on their answering machine.

Listen: Carl Kasell: After 30 Years, A Chance To Sleep In –NPR

Previously: After 30 Years, NPR’s Kasell Retires From Newscast –FishbowlDC

(Photo by Antony Nagelmann via NPR)

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