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NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say

Updated September 5, 2020 10.4k votes 2.5k voters 94.9k 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.

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    Radio journalist and West Africa correspondent for NPR.
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    Ed Cobb added

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

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    Host of Latino USA and midday newscaster for NPR.
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    International correspondent for Central Europe and contributor to NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered.  
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    RobertWaller added
    Correspondent on the Business Desk based out of NPR's headquarters in Washington D.C.
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    Senior European correspondent for NPR's international desk.
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    39

    Social science correspondent and the host of Hidden Brain

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    Co-host of All Things Considered for NPR.
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    215
    23
    David Phillips added

    Arts, cultural trends and digital media correspondent.

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    Journalist and host of Marketplace. 
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    Arts desk and media correspondent.
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    masterflan added

    Art and culture correspondent.

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    NPR South America correspondent.
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    133
    14
    ganton0908 added

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

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    151
    27
    David Phillips added

    Traffic reporter.

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    WMGr added

    American legal affairs correspondent.

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    Reporter on NPR's national security team. 
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    Newscaster, occasional substitute host for Weekend All Things Considered and Weekend Edition.

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    116
    17
    alexlweber added

    Board Operator & Traffic Queen, All Things Considered, KCRW

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    Co-host of NPR's Morning Edition. 
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    Journalist and co-host of NPR's Morning Edition. 
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    Radio broadcaster for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
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    NPR Paris correspondent.
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    WMGr added

    International correspondent, based in Moscow.

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    LarrySalas added
    Former reporter, WBUR, Boston NPR member station.
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List Rules: Reporters, hosts, or correspondents heard on NPR. Upvote the craziest names.