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List Rules Reporters, hosts, or correspondents heard on NPR. Upvote the craziest names.

Do these reporters and NPR contributors have faces for radio? No! But they certainly have names you can't forget! That is, if you can actually pronounce them correctly. Whether these names are tongue twisters, allertation-tastic or just plain mouth fulls, you have to wonder why so many people working for National Public Radio have names that would give Engelbert Humperdinck a run for his money. Pretty soon, Rumpelstiltskin will be reporting the latest goings-on in the middle east.

It's a good thing the news and storytelling shows on NPR are so amazing, because if the names of the reporters were any indication to how much listeners will tune in for their news and other content, I'd be worried! But these journalists' names are unique and therefore pretty great and interesting, just like the stories they share with the world as NPR hosts. Let's all continue to support public radio! It really is the best journalism out there!
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Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson International correspondent for Central Europe and contributor to NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered.  

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Ofeibea Quist-Arcton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 1958-08-04 - Radio journalist and West Africa correspondent for NPR.

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Yuki Noguchi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Yuki Noguchi Correspondent on the Business Desk based out of NPR's headquarters in Washington D.C.

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Lakshmi Singh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Lakshmi Singh Host of Latino USA and midday newscaster for NPR.

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Audie Cornish is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Audie Cornish 1979-10-09 - Co-host of All Things Considered for NPR.

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Kai Ryssdal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Kai Ryssdal Journalist and host of Marketplace. 

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Sylvia Poggioli is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Sylvia Poggioli 1946-05-19 - Senior European correspondent for NPR's international desk.

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Shankar Vedantum is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Shankar Vedantum

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David Folkenflik is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
David Folkenflik Arts desk and media correspondent.

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Neda Ulaby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say

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Dina Temple-Raston is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Dina Temple-Raston Reporter on NPR's national security team. 

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Lourdes Garcia-Navarro is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Lourdes Garcia-Navarro NPR South America correspondent.

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Renée Montagne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Renée Montagne Journalist and co-host of NPR's Morning Edition. 

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Nina Totenberg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Nina Totenberg 1944-01-14

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Mandalit del Barco is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say

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Steve Inskeep is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Steve Inskeep 1968-06-16 - Co-host of NPR's Morning Edition. 

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Sonari Glinton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Sonari Glinton

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Corey Flintoff is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Corey Flintoff 1946-04-08

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Ira Glass is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Ira Glass 1959-03-03 - Host and producer of This American Life. 

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Eleanor Beardsley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Eleanor Beardsley NPR Paris correspondent.

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Carl Kassell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Carl Kassell Radio broadcaster for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

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Terry Gross is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Terry Gross 1951-02-14 - Host and co-executive producer of Fresh Air. 

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Nell Greenfieldboyce is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Nell Greenfieldboyce 1974-05-01 - Science desk correspondent.

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David Bianculli is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
David Bianculli TV critic, Fresh Air guest host.

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Ira Flatow is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Ira Flatow 1949-03-09

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Doualy Xaykaothao is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Doualy Xaykaothao

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Sprince Arbogast is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Sprince Arbogast

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Linda Wertheimer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Linda Wertheimer 1943-03-19

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Robert Siegel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Robert Siegel 1947-01-01 - Senior host of NPR's All Things Considered. 

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Andrei Codrescu is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Andrei Codrescu 1946-12-20 - All Things Considered commentator.

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Bellamy Pailthorp is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Bellamy Pailthorp

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Kajon Cermak is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Kajon Cermak Board Operator & Traffic Queen, All Things Considered, KCRW  

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Arun Rath is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Arun Rath 1970-01-01

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Karen Grigsby Bates is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Karen Grigsby Bates Correspondent and contributor to NPR's All Things Considered. 

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Hettie Lynn Hurtes is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Hettie Lynn Hurtes Midday News Anchor, KPCC

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Melissa Block is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Melissa Block 1962-01-01 - Correspondent and co-host of NPR's All Things Considered.

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Milo Miles is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Milo Miles Critic of world-music and American-roots music for Fresh Air. 

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Sanden Totten is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Sanden Totten Science Reporter, KPCC

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Chery Glaser is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Chery Glaser Southern California's morning anchor for KCRW.

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Erica Aguilar is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Erica Aguilar Reporter for NPR covering crime and public safety. 

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Bianca Vazquez Toness is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Bianca Vazquez Toness Former reporter, WBUR, Boston NPR member station.

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Sarah Whites-koditschek is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Sarah Whites-koditschek

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Louisa Lim is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Louisa Lim Journalist and Beijing correspondent for NPR. 

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Jason DeRose is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Jason DeRose Western Bureau Chief for NPR News.