Host of the National Public Radio (NPR) quiz show Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! He also hosted NPR's Weekend All Things Considered and Morning Edition.
During his high school years in North Carolina, he studied under then-drama teacher
As a gag, he would hide behind turned-off radios and speak, tricking nearby people into thinking they were listening to an actual radio broadcast.
He grew up in Goldsboro, North Carolina and later settled in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Mary.
He hired Katie Couric as an intern while he worked as a news director in Virginia.