Carl Kasell

  • Born: April 2, 1934
  • Died: April 17, 2018
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Carl Kasell

Beloved judge on the popular NPR news quiz show "Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me!"…

Carl Kasell, the NPR newscaster who gained popularity as the beloved judge and scorekeeper on the news quiz show "Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me!," has died at the age of 84, according to multiple news sources. click here.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I'm so sorry for your loss. May the hope found in God's Word the Bible at Isa 26:19 help to comfort your family and friends. I will keep you in my prayers

Posted by M P - Atlanta, GA   November 30, 2018

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by 2Thess 2:16,17 ..DE    July 10, 2018

Posted by Faye M - Melvindale, MI   May 21, 2018

My deepest sympathies for your loss please know that God is aware of your pain and wants to bring you comfort phillipeans 4:6,7.

Posted by A friend   May 18, 2018

May your mourning soon be overshadowed with hope and strength giving joy. Matthews reminded us, "happy are those who mourn, since they will be comforted,"- Matthews 5:3

Posted by Mia - Houston, TX   May 11, 2018

To the Kasell Family, sending prayers and to say how much your husband, father, grandfather and other family members was a wonderful person and thank you for sharing him with the world. R.I.P. Mr. Kasell and love and hugs to your family.

Posted by Paul, Kris, Timothy Probus - King George, VA - friend   April 27, 2018


So fortunate to have known Cousin Carl the past 10 years. The Kasell family has certainly lost a wonderful, kind man. My deepest sympathy to Mary Ann, Joe, Lyn, Kathleen, Katie, Mary & Carl's nieces & nephew. May your love & memories sustain you. ❤

Posted by Sandra Graham - Lilburn, GA   April 23, 2018

Had the pleasure of working at NPR Legal office from 1978 to 1982; Carl was first a gentleman whose good manners put you at ease and second, he had a slightly crooked grin that made you smile back. Condolences to his family.

Posted by Jan Hill - Bristow, VA   April 21, 2018

May the comfort from family and friends bring you peace during this time
May our Heavenly Father grant you strength from above

Posted by W P - GA   April 20, 2018

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Posted by A. H. - NC   April 19, 2018

Carl Kasell was a great person and brought much happiness to the listeners of NPR. He will be truly missed.

Posted by Lana Spicer - Lexington, KY   April 19, 2018

I'm just one more who's going to miss you, Carl.

Alexander Barnes, Greenbelt, MD

Posted by Alexander Barnes - Greenbelt, MD   April 18, 2018


Godspeed Carl, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   April 18, 2018

Sending my condolences to the Family. May God give you strength and peace during this difficult time.(Psalms 29:11)

Posted by G.P.    April 18, 2018

My condolences to your family. God who is aware of your suffering and deep grief.He promise a time where these feeling will no longer be called to mind. (Isaiah 65:17).With Deep Sympathy.

Posted by Regina Glasper - Las Vegas, NV   April 18, 2018

Sincere condolences to family and loved ones. May the God of all comfort be with you.

Posted by A friend   April 18, 2018

Thank you Mr. Kasell for your many talents. You will be sorely missed and fondly remembered.

Posted by Rosalie Randle - San Antonio, TX   April 18, 2018

To The Family Of Carl Kasell
My deepest sympathy to the family during this time of such great sorrow. May you find comfort in knowing that Almighty God is near to those crushed in spirit and that he cares for you.

Posted by R. C. - IL   April 18, 2018

My Condolences to the family of Carl Kasell for your loss, funny Man remembering the good times.

Posted by A friend   April 18, 2018

I've sure missed your wonderful voice on "Wait, Wait..." the past few years, Carl. You gave us all many years of laughs, and you'll always be its Scorekeeper Emeritus!

Rest well, my friend!

Posted by Joel - Los Angeles, CA   April 18, 2018

To the KASELL FAMILY in their time of grief, I'm truly sorry for your loss. May 'God' give you comfort and peace of mind during this most difficult time. Isaiah 54:13

Posted by RC. - Chicago, IL   April 18, 2018

May the God of all comfort be with you.


Posted by A friend   April 18, 2018

What a national treasure, we loss. My sympathy to the family. I have been an NPR fan since 1979, and enjoyed all of Mr. Kasell's contributions. He was missed already, but not forgotten.

Posted by - AL   April 18, 2018


Posted by Ann Stokman - Milwaukee, WI   April 18, 2018

I was truly informed and thoroughly entertained by this wonderful man.

Posted by Todd - CT   April 18, 2018


I listened to ur voice 4 yrs! I am sad 2 hear of yr passing, may u rest in peace.

Posted by Melody Zahradnick - Eagle Lake, TX   April 17, 2018

My condolences to the family and friends. May God fulfill his promise of binding up the brokenhearted. Isaiah 61:1.

Posted by kim - AZ   April 17, 2018

I feel I've lost a member of my family. What a wonderful representative of the human race. Thank you, Carl.

Posted by - FL   April 17, 2018

This is like losing a beloved uncle.

Posted by Joe Crowther - Orland Park, IL   April 17, 2018

Yes, I have missed him. No one will ever take his place.

Posted by Flora Nelson - Sun Valley, ID   April 17, 2018

Always loved his voice and his restrained, on-air manner when reporting the news. ❤

Posted by Su - Boston, MA   April 17, 2018

I've been missing his voice and now I am so sad that he is gone.

Posted by Brbara Grady - Seven Springs, NC   April 17, 2018

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