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Kasell began practicing his newscaster voice as a child and got his first on-air job at 16. He went on to anchor NPR’s newscasts for more than 30 years and later served as judge and scorekeeper for the news quiz show Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!

Kasell began practicing his newscaster voice as a child and got his first on-air job at 16. He went on to anchor NPR's newscasts for more than 30 years and later served as judge and scorekeeper for the news quiz show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Credit: (Left) Courtesy Carl Kasell; (right) Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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From the article: NPR Newscaster Carl Kasell Dies At 84, After A Lifelong Career On-Air

Kasell began practicing his newscaster voice as a child and got his first on-air job at 16. He went on to anchor NPR’s newscasts for more than 30 years and later served as judge and scorekeeper for the news quiz show Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!

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