Co-host of NPR’s popular news quiz show “Wait, Wait ... Don’t Tell Me!,” Carl Kasell, will speak at 7 p.m. Monday at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication.

The event in the Journalism Building is sponsored by the school’s Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs and WRKF.

Because of the great demand for seats, reservations are required.

For 30 years, Kasell anchored newscasts for NPR’s daily newsmagazine “Morning Edition,” a role he held from the program’s inception in 1979 until 2009. A veteran broadcaster, Kasell’s radio career spans more than 50 years. “Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me!” premiered in January 1998, and instantly became one of NPR’s most popular programs.

For more information about Kasell and the Distinguished Speaker Series, or to make reservations for the event, contact Emily Tiller of the Reilly Center at 225-578-7312, or visit