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.
Ofeibea Quist-ArctonRadio journalist and West Africa correspondent for NPR.
National newscaster, former senior reporter at NPR's Member station in Dallas
- 583107Host of Latino USA and midday newscaster for NPR.
Soraya Sarhaddi NelsonInternational correspondent for Central Europe and contributor to NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
Yuki NoguchiCorrespondent on the Business Desk based out of NPR's headquarters in Washington D.C.
- 36357Senior European correspondent for NPR's international desk.
Social science correspondent and the host of Hidden Brain
Mandalit del Barco
Art and culture correspondent.
- 31254Co-host of All Things Considered for NPR.
Arts, cultural trends and digital media correspondent.
Kai RyssdalJournalist and host of Marketplace.
David FolkenflikArts desk and media correspondent.
- 20440NPR South America correspondent.
Host of BBC Topline and partner and re-broadcasting coordinator.
American legal affairs correspondent.
Dina Temple-RastonReporter on NPR's national security team.
Newscaster, occasional substitute host for Weekend All Things Considered and Weekend Edition.
- 19068Co-host of NPR's Morning Edition.
- 16759Journalist and co-host of NPR's Morning Edition.
Carl KassellRadio broadcaster for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
Eleanor BeardsleyNPR Paris correspondent.
International correspondent, based in Moscow.
Bianca Vazquez TonessFormer reporter, WBUR, Boston NPR member station.
- 14370Host and producer of This American Life.