Sad news: as the headline states, Carl Kassel is retiring from "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me". This makes me super-sad, as I grew up listening to his voice as I ate breakfast as a kid.

I was lucky enough to see him in person at a "Wait Wait..." taping in Chicago, and he was incredibly gracious and kind to everybody who waited to get his autograph and take a photo with him.

I will be sad to no longer hear his voice (though he will continue to record outgoing greetings for winners) but I hope he enjoys his much deserved R&R.