Newscaster Carl Kasell of NPR's 'Morning Edition' dies at 84 - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Newscaster Carl Kasell of NPR's 'Morning Edition' dies at 84

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Newscaster Carl Kasell, a signature voice of NPR who brought his gravitas to "Morning Edition" and later his wit to "Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me!" has died. He was 84.
  
NPR says Kasell died Tuesday from complications from Alzheimer's disease in Potomac, Maryland. He retired in 2014.
  
He was a newscaster for 30 years on "Morning Edition" until 2009. Kasell became the official judge and scorekeeper of the Chicago-based show "Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me!" in 1998. He left his voice on hundreds of answering machines as part of that show's prize.
  
Kasell joined NPR as a part-time employee in 1975 for "Weekend All Things Considered" and then announced the news on the first broadcast of "Morning Edition" in 1979 alongside host Bob Edwards.

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