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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. Let's all continue to support public radio! It really is the best journalism out there!
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Ofeibea Quist-Arcton is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Lakshmi Singh is listed (or ranked) 3 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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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
Sylvia Poggioli 1946-05-19 - Senior European correspondent for NPR's international desk.

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Audie Cornish is listed (or ranked) 6 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) 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

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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
David Phillips added Neda Ulaby

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Lourdes Garcia-Navarro is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Lourdes Garcia-Navarro NPR South America correspondent.

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Mandalit del Barco is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
masterflan added Mandalit del Barco

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Dina Temple-Raston is listed (or ranked) 13 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) 14 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
WMGr added Nina Totenberg 1944-01-14

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Renée Montagne is listed (or ranked) 15 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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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
flarvik added 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
WMGr added Corey Flintoff 1946-04-08

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Doualy Xaykaothao is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
Ed Cobb added Doualy Xaykaothao

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Nell Greenfieldboyce is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Ira Glass is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Carl Kassell is listed (or ranked) 22 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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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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Terry Gross is listed (or ranked) 24 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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David Bianculli is listed (or ranked) 25 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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Ira Flatow is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
WMGr added Ira Flatow 1949-03-09

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Sprince Arbogast is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
David Phillips added 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
WMGr added Linda Wertheimer 1943-03-19

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Kajon Cermak is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
alexlweber added Kajon Cermak Board Operator & Traffic Queen, All Things Considered, KCRW

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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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Robert Siegel is listed (or ranked) 31 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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Bellamy Pailthorp is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
David Phillips added Bellamy Pailthorp

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Arun Rath is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
WMGr added 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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Milo Miles is listed (or ranked) 35 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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Hettie Lynn Hurtes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
alexlweber added Hettie Lynn Hurtes Midday News Anchor, KPCC

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Sanden Totten is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
alexlweber added Sanden Totten Science Reporter, KPCC

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Chery Glaser is listed (or ranked) 38 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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Melissa Block is listed (or ranked) 39 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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Bianca Vazquez Toness is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
LarrySalas added Bianca Vazquez Toness Former reporter, WBUR, Boston NPR member station.

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Erica Aguilar is listed (or ranked) 41 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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Sarah Whites-koditschek is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say
David Phillips added 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.