NPR's Carl Kasell Dies At 84

Carl Kasell of NPR

Most recently known for his role as judge and scorekeeper on the popular quiz show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!  Carl Kasell got his first on-air job at age 16.  He went on to anchor NPR's newscasts and became one of the network's most recognized voices.

Kasell died Tuesday from complications from Alzheimer's disease in Potomac, Md. 

He began practicing his newscaster voice as a child in Goldsboro, N.C.  "I sometimes would hide behind the radio and pretend I was on the air," he said in a 2009 interview.

In 1975, Kasell joined NPR as a part-time employee and stayed for three decades. You can find more about his life and career here.