About Peter Sagal
- Peter Sagal is the beloved host of Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me, one of NPR’s most popular radio programs, reaching more than 3.3 million listeners for nearly 2 decades
- Sagal is both funny and profound at the podium, delivering witty, spontaneous, and insightful presentations about writing, performing, news, politics, and more
- Sagal is the perfect emcee, able to apply his quick wit to even the most esoteric stories, weave in jokes and personal anecdotes, and deliver audiences an uproarious and unforgettable evening
As the host of National Public Radio’s Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me! for its 20 year run on NPR, Peter Sagal is heard by more than 5 million people every week, broadcast on more than 600 public radio stations nationwide and via a popular podcast. The hour long show has captivated news junkies across the country with its lighthearted approach to current events, and has become the biggest and most beloved weekend radio phenomenon since “A Prairie Home Companion.” It received the prestigious Peabody Award in 2008.
Each week, Sagal leads NPR veteran newscaster Carl Kasell and esteemed guest panelists like humorist Roy Blount Jr., comedians Paula Poundstone and Paul Provenza, media personality Mo Rocca and author P.J. O’Rourke through a satirical review of the week’s news in the form of a quiz. It’s a revival of You Bet Your Life crossbred with the irreverence of The Daily Show.
Peter Sagal is the author of The Book of Vice: Naughty Things and How To Do Them and The Incomplete Book of Running, forthcoming from Simon and Schuster fall of 2018.