Today Was Carl Kasell’s Last Day at Morning Edition

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Carl Kasell, the man whose iconic voice has soothed many an American through morning rush-hour traffic, said good-bye to his day job this morning, giving his last broadcast as newscaster of NPR's Morning Edition with a look back at his career. Kasell, who is known to younger fans as a guy who will be Facebook friends with anyone who asks, will continue on at NPR as a "roving ambassador" and judge of the news quiz show Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me, where call-in contestants will still be able to win the opportunity to have Carl record the outgoing message on their home answering machines.

From NPR News in Washington, That was Carl Kasell [NYT]
Carl's last Morning Edition broadcast [NPR]