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Media NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say  

Amber Hubert
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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.

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412 62
Ofeibea Quist-Arcton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Ofeibea Quist-Arcton Radio journalist and West Africa correspondent for NPR.

2
405 61
Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
International correspondent for Central Europe and contributor to NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered.  

3
488 85
Lakshmi Singh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Host of Latino USA and midday newscaster for NPR.

4
347 54
Yuki Noguchi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
RobertWaller added Yuki Noguchi Correspondent on the Business Desk based out of NPR's headquarters in Washington D.C.

5
308 51
Sylvia Poggioli is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Senior European correspondent for NPR's international desk.

6
159 14
Doualy Xaykaothao is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Ed Cobb added Doualy Xaykaothao

National newscaster, former senior reporter at NPR's Member station in Dallas

7
239 41
Shankar Vedantum is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
WMGr added Shankar Vedantum

Social science correspondent and the host of Hidden Brain

8
270 55
Audie Cornish is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Co-host of All Things Considered for NPR.

9
287 63
Kai Ryssdal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Kai Ryssdal Journalist and host of Marketplace. 

10
129 15
Mandalit del Barco is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
masterflan added Mandalit del Barco

Art and culture correspondent.

11
131 18
Neda Ulaby is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
David Phillips added Neda Ulaby

Arts, cultural trends and digital media correspondent.

12
190 41
David Folkenflik is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
David Folkenflik Arts desk and media correspondent.

13
171 37
Lourdes Garcia-Navarro is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
NPR South America correspondent.

14
162 41
Dina Temple-Raston is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Dina Temple-Raston Reporter on NPR's national security team. 

15
155 43
Nina Totenberg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
WMGr added

American legal affairs correspondent.

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178 60
Renée Montagne is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Journalist and co-host of NPR's Morning Edition. 

17
168 64
Steve Inskeep is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Co-host of NPR's Morning Edition. 

18
107 35
Corey Flintoff is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
WMGr added

International correspondent, based in Moscow.

19
61 9
Sonari Glinton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
flarvik added Sonari Glinton

Former NPR business correspondent.

20
113 41
Carl Kassell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Carl Kassell Radio broadcaster for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

21
100 33
Nell Greenfieldboyce is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Science desk correspondent.

22
80 20
Sprince Arbogast is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
David Phillips added Sprince Arbogast

Traffic reporter.

23
111 46
Eleanor Beardsley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Eleanor Beardsley NPR Paris correspondent.

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85 30
David Bianculli is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Amy Boal added David Bianculli TV critic, Fresh Air guest host.

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136 68
Ira Glass is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Host and producer of This American Life.