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NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say 

Amber Hubert
Updated May 14, 2020 10k votes 2.1k voters 87.1k views 53 items

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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Lakshmi Singh is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Host of Latino USA and midday newscaster for NPR.
2
Ofeibea Quist-Arcton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Ofeibea Quist-Arcton
Radio journalist and West Africa correspondent for NPR.
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Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson ... is listed (or ranked) 3 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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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.
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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.
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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

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Kai Ryssdal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Kai Ryssdal
Journalist and host of Marketplace. 
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Shankar Vedantum is listed (or ranked) 8 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

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Audie Cornish is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Co-host of All Things Considered for NPR.
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David Folkenflik is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
David Folkenflik
Arts desk and media correspondent.
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Mandalit del Barco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
masterflan added Mandalit del Barco

Art and culture correspondent.

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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
NPR South America correspondent.
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Neda Ulaby is listed (or ranked) 13 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.

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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. 
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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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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. 
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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. 
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Carl Kassell is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Sprince Arbogast is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
David Phillips added Sprince Arbogast

Traffic reporter.

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Nell Greenfieldboyce is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Science desk correspondent.
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Eleanor Beardsley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Eleanor Beardsley
NPR Paris correspondent.
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Ira Glass is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Host and producer of This American Life. 
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Terry Gross is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Host and co-executive producer of Fresh Air. 
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Pooneh Ghoddoosi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
ganton0908 added Pooneh Ghoddoosi

Host of BBC Topline and partner and re-broadcasting coordinator.

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Corey Flintoff is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
WMGr added

International correspondent, based in Moscow.