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NPR Reporters Whose Names Are the Most Fun to Say

Updated September 5, 2020 10.1k votes 2.4k voters 93.4k 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.

  • 1
    528
    69

    Ofeibea Quist-Arcton

    Radio journalist and West Africa correspondent for NPR.
  • 2
    414
    39

    Doualy Xaykaothao

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

  • 3
    583
    107
    Host of Latino USA and midday newscaster for NPR.
  • 4
    480
    76

    Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson

    International correspondent for Central Europe and contributor to NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered.  
  • 5
    426
    68

    Yuki Noguchi

    Correspondent on the Business Desk based out of NPR's headquarters in Washington D.C.
  • 6
    363
    57
    Senior European correspondent for NPR's international desk.
  • 7
    305
    41

    Shankar Vedantum

    Social science correspondent and the host of Hidden Brain

  • 8
    228
    18

    Mandalit del Barco

    Art and culture correspondent.

  • 9
    312
    54
    Co-host of All Things Considered for NPR.
  • 10
    209
    24

    Neda Ulaby

    Arts, cultural trends and digital media correspondent.

  • 11
    319
    71

    Kai Ryssdal

    Journalist and host of Marketplace. 
  • 12
    240
    48

    David Folkenflik

    Arts desk and media correspondent.
  • 13
    204
    40
    NPR South America correspondent.
  • 14
    134
    13

    Pooneh Ghoddoosi

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

  • 15
    151
    25

    Sprince Arbogast

    Traffic reporter.

  • 16
    195
    52

    American legal affairs correspondent.

  • 17
    180
    44

    Dina Temple-Raston

    Reporter on NPR's national security team. 
  • 18
    114
    19

    Korva Coleman

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

  • 19
    190
    68
    Co-host of NPR's Morning Edition. 
  • 20
    167
    59
    Journalist and co-host of NPR's Morning Edition. 
  • 21
    124
    43

    Carl Kassell

    Radio broadcaster for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
  • 22
    128
    49

    Eleanor Beardsley

    NPR Paris correspondent.
  • 23
    107
    38

    International correspondent, based in Moscow.

  • 24
    93
    28

    Bianca Vazquez Toness

    Former reporter, WBUR, Boston NPR member station.
  • 25
    143
    70
    Host and producer of This American Life.