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NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say

List RulesReporters, 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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    Eleanor Beardsley

    NPR Paris correspondent.
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    WMGr added

    International correspondent, based in Moscow.

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    Host and producer of This American Life. 
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    David Phillips added

    Bellamy Pailthorp

    Environment correspondent, KNKX.

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    Amy Boal added

    David Bianculli

    TV critic, Fresh Air guest host.
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    Host and co-executive producer of Fresh Air. 
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    Snigdha Prakash

    Former NPR reporter.

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    All Things Considered commentator.
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    Senior national correspondent.

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    Senior host of NPR's All Things Considered. 
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    Karen Grigsby Bates

    Correspondent and contributor to NPR's All Things Considered. 
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    Chery Glaser

    Southern California's morning anchor for KCRW.
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    Hettie Lynn Hurtes

    Midday News Anchor, KPCC

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    Milo Miles

    Critic of world-music and American-roots music for Fresh Air. 
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    Andy Haon added

    Education correspondent.

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    WMGr added

    Arun Rath

    Shared correspondent with WGBH.

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    Correspondent and co-host of NPR's All Things Considered.
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    Steve Osterfeld added

    Ailsa Chang

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    alexlweber added

    Sanden Totten

    Science Reporter, KPCC
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    Anastasia Tsioulcas

    Reporter for NPR Music.

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    Kat Chow

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    Louisa Lim

    Journalist and Beijing correspondent for NPR. 
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    Bianca Vazquez Toness

    Former reporter, WBUR, Boston NPR member station.
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    Erica Aguilar

    Reporter for NPR covering crime and public safety. 
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List Rules: Reporters, hosts, or correspondents heard on NPR. Upvote the craziest names.