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Carl Kasell

Carl KasellAKA Carl Ray Kasell

Born: 2-Apr-1934
Birthplace: Goldsboro, NC
Died: 17-Apr-2018
Location of death: Potomac, MD
Cause of death: Alzheimer's
Remains: Buried, Fairfax Memorial Park, Fairfax County, VA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Radio Personality

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: NPR broadcaster

Military service: US Army (drafted 1956)

The mellifluous Carl Kasell had spent 10 years at WAVA-FM in Arlington, Virginia before he joined National Public Radio in 1975. In addition to his work on Morning Edition and All Things Considered, Kasell is the official judge and scorekeeper for the verbal game show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Andy Griffith was one of Kasell's high school drama teachers in Goldsboro, North Carolina.

Father: Eddie Kasell
Mother: Lela Mitchell
Sister: Grace
Brother: Jack
Sister: Mary Groce
Wife: Clara de Zorzi (m. 1958, d. 1997, one son)
Son: Joseph
Wife: Mary Ann Foster (m. 24-May-2003, until his death)

    High School: Goldsboro High School, Goldsboro, NC (1952)
    University: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1956)

    National Public Radio
    Peabody 1999
    Radio Hall of Fame 2010

Author of books:
Wait Wait... Iím Not Done Yet (2014, memoir)


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