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NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say

Updated September 5, 2020 9.9k votes 2.3k voters 91.1k views52 items

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.

  • Doualy Xaykaothao1
    393
    36

    Doualy Xaykaothao

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

  • Ofeibea Quist-Arcton2
    503
    71

    Ofeibea Quist-Arcton

    Radio journalist and West Africa correspondent for NPR.
  • Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson3
    474
    77

    Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson

    International correspondent for Central Europe and contributor to NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered.  
  • Lakshmi Singh4
    571
    107
    Host of Latino USA and midday newscaster for NPR.
  • Yuki Noguchi5
    421
    70

    Yuki Noguchi

    Correspondent on the Business Desk based out of NPR's headquarters in Washington D.C.
  • Sylvia Poggioli6
    355
    57
    Senior European correspondent for NPR's international desk.
  • Shankar Vedantum7
    303
    44

    Shankar Vedantum

    Social science correspondent and the host of Hidden Brain

  • Mandalit del Barco8
    219
    19

    Mandalit del Barco

    Art and culture correspondent.

  • Audie Cornish9
    302
    55
    Co-host of All Things Considered for NPR.
  • Kai Ryssdal10
    317
    69

    Kai Ryssdal

    Journalist and host of Marketplace. 
  • Neda Ulaby11
    197
    24

    Neda Ulaby

    Arts, cultural trends and digital media correspondent.

  • David Folkenflik12
    239
    47

    David Folkenflik

    Arts desk and media correspondent.
  • Lourdes Garcia-Navarro13
    198
    40
    NPR South America correspondent.
  • Pooneh Ghoddoosi14
    133
    14

    Pooneh Ghoddoosi

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

  • Sprince Arbogast15
    150
    24

    Sprince Arbogast

    Traffic reporter.

  • Dina Temple-Raston16
    185
    44

    Dina Temple-Raston

    Reporter on NPR's national security team. 
  • Nina Totenberg17
    195
    50

    American legal affairs correspondent.

  • Chery Glaser18
    141
    36

    Chery Glaser

    Southern California's morning anchor for KCRW.
  • Steve Inskeep19
    187
    66
    Co-host of NPR's Morning Edition. 
  • Renée Montagne20
    172
    59
    Journalist and co-host of NPR's Morning Edition. 
  • Nell Greenfieldboyce21
    124
    30
    Science desk correspondent.
  • Korva Coleman22
    102
    17

    Korva Coleman

    Newscaster, occasional substitute host for Weekend All Things Considered and Weekend Edition.

  • Carl Kassell23
    128
    42

    Carl Kassell

    Radio broadcaster for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
  • Sonari Glinton24
    89
    15

    Sonari Glinton

    Former NPR business correspondent.

  • Eleanor Beardsley25
    132
    46

    Eleanor Beardsley

    NPR Paris correspondent.