Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Reports

Debut by Year

This report provides a break down of when panelists made their debut on the show, grouped by year.

1998

Panelist debuts: 9

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
1998-01-03 - Peter Sagal 15 Dan Coffey Carl Kasell -
1998-01-03 - Roy Blount, Jr. 276 Dan Coffey Carl Kasell -
1998-01-03 - Roxanne Roberts 401 Dan Coffey Carl Kasell -
1998-01-10 - Margo Kaufman 27 Dan Coffey Carl Kasell -
1998-01-17 - Amy Dickinson 127 Dan Coffey Carl Kasell -
1998-01-17 - Charlie Pierce 311 Dan Coffey Carl Kasell -
1998-03-28 - Adam Felber 344 Dan Coffey Carl Kasell -
1998-10-24 - Nell Benjamin 1 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell -
1998-12-05 - Sue Ellicott 139 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • John Nielsen

1999

Panelist debuts: 2

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
1999-01-23 - Andrea Michaels 2 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Ann Taylor
1999-03-27 - Claudia Perry 3 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Joe Palca

2000

Panelist debuts: 2

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2000-05-20 - Ken Rudin 2 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Ira Glass
2000-07-08 - Patt Morrison 11 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Liane Hansen

2001

Panelist debuts: 3

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2001-02-17 - Paula Poundstone 250 Peter Sagal Corey Flintoff
  • Frank De Ford
2001-09-29 - Evan Smith 4 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Kurt Andersen
2001-11-17 - P.J. O'Rourke 90 Peter Sagal Jean Cochran
  • Gene Simmons

2002

Panelist debuts: 1

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2002-01-19 - Mo Rocca 201 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Calvin Trillin

2003

No panelists made their debut in 2003.

2004

Panelist debuts: 3

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2004-03-27 - Karen Grigsby Bates 2 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Daniel Okrent
2004-08-07 - Richard Roeper 8 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Scott Turow
2004-10-16 - Kyrie O'Connor 106 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Ricky Gervais

2005

Panelist debuts: 2

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2005-03-19 - Aamer Haleem 7 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Bob Schieffer
2005-08-13 - Tom Bodett 165 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Terry Gross

2006

Panelist debuts: 3

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2006-07-01 - Luke Burbank 86 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Gwen Ifill
2006-09-23 - Paul Provenza 34 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Joy Behar
2006-10-28 - Angela Nissel 5 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Tom Bergeron

2007

No panelists made their debut in 2007.

2008

Panelist debuts: 2

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2008-04-26 - Drew Carey 1 Peter Sagal Korva Coleman
  • Moby
2008-08-02 - Alison Stewart 4 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Debra Winger

2009

Panelist debuts: 2

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2009-06-06 - Julia Sweeney 6 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Ed Helms
2009-10-17 - Faith Salie 108 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Susie Essman

2010

Panelist debuts: 4

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2010-03-27 - Keegan-Michael Key 3 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Michael Lewis (Author)
2010-06-19 - Peter Grosz 72 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Dr. Sanjay Gupta
2010-09-04 - Maz Jobrani 55 Peter Sagal Korva Coleman
  • Meghan McCain
2010-10-02 - Alonzo Bodden 77 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Mac McCaughan

2011

Panelist debuts: 3

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2011-01-29 - Brian Babylon 59 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Cal Ripken Jr.
2011-06-25 - Jessi Klein 27 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Bill Clinton
2011-12-24 - Nick Hancock 1 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Neil Gaiman

2012

Panelist debuts: 4

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2012-07-14 - Bobcat Goldthwait 23 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Brooke Shields
2012-07-28 - Simon Amstell 1 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Paul Krugman
2012-08-04 - Paula Pell 1 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell
2012-11-03 - Firoozeh Dumas 2 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Dr. Wayne Clough

2013

Panelist debuts: 2

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2013-06-01 - Ken Jennings 1 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Deepak Chopra
2013-09-07 - Neko Case 2 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Baz Luhrmann

2014

Panelist debuts: 7

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2014-01-25 - Hannibal Buress 1 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Jim Cramer
2014-03-08 - Mike Birbiglia 3 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Steward Copeland
2014-03-15 - Cindy Chupack 1 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Joby Ogwyn
2014-05-31 - Rosie Perez 1 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Alicia Silverstone
2014-06-14 - Ophira Eisenberg 3 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Mary Higgins Clark
2014-06-28 - Shelby Fero 4 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Scarlett Johansson
2014-09-13 - Moshe Kasher 2 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Richard Lewis

2015

Panelist debuts: 6

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2015-02-07 - Reza Aslan 1 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Simon Doonan
2015-03-21 - Gabe Liedman 3 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Richard Price
2015-04-25 - Aparna Nancherla 1 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Bruce Eric Kaplan
2015-06-06 - Greg Proops 3 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Brian Grazer
2015-09-19 - Adam Burke 42 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Tom Ricketts
2015-09-26 - Iliza Shlesinger 1 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Jewel

2016

Panelist debuts: 2

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2016-02-06 - Helen Hong 48 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Lena Headey
2016-03-19 - Marina Franklin 1 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Andre Royo

2017

Panelist debuts: 9

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2017-02-18 - Alexandra Petri 1 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Nora Roberts
2017-03-18 - Negin Farsad 32 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Paul Shaffer
2017-04-22 - Jeff Garlin 1 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Ina Garten
2017-05-20 - Janelle James 2 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Ben Sasse
2017-06-10 - Tracy Clayton 2 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Esther Perel
2017-06-24 - Phoebe Robinson 1 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Eddie Izzard
2017-08-05 - Patton Oswalt 1 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Jeffery Tambor
2017-09-16 - Hari Kondabolu 19 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Josh Homme
2017-11-18 - John Hodgman 1 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Liz Climo

2018

Panelist debuts: 6

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2018-01-27 - Bim Adewunmi 5 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Krysten Ritter
2018-02-17 - Liz Miele 1 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • David Duchovny
2018-03-10 - Tara Clancy 5 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Austan Goolsbee
2018-03-24 - Rashawn Scott 2 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • LeVar Burton
2018-06-30 - Tom Papa 11 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Fabien Cousteau
2018-09-08 - Maeve Higgins 24 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Jenny Han

2019

Panelist debuts: 6

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2019-05-04 - Petey DeAbreu 2 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Steve Ballmer
2019-06-08 - Aida Rodriguez 3 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Olivia Wilde
2019-06-15 - Jordan Carlos 3 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Kristine Lilly
2019-10-12 - Shannon O'Neill 1 Peter Sagal Chioke I'Anson
  • Regina King
2019-11-02 - Josh Gondelman 16 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Gloria Steinem
2019-11-23 - Joel Kim Booster 9 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Elaine Welteroth

2020

Panelist debuts: 5

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2020-03-07 - Demi Adejuyigbe 2 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Karamo Brown
2020-05-23 - Alison Leiby 1 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Christina Koch
2020-07-25 - Dulcé Sloan 6 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Padma Lakshmi
2020-10-24 - Eugene Cordero 2 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Doug Jones
2020-11-14 - Joanna Hausmann 1 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Chelsea Peretti

2021

Panelist debuts: 8

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2021-01-30 - Yassir Lester 1 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Jen Psaki
2021-02-06 - Laci Mosley 5 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Owen Wilson
2021-03-06 - Charla Lauriston 2 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Jordan Jonas
2021-03-13 - Karen Chee 7 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Desus Nice and The Kid Mero (Desus and Mero)
2021-05-29 - Cristela Alonzo 7 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Joel McHale
2021-07-17 - Gina Brillon 1 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Phillipa Soo
2021-09-04 - Emmy Blotnick 7 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Martin Short
2021-11-20 - Atsuko Okatsuka 1 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Robin and Brook Lopez

2022

Panelist debuts: 3

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2022-01-29 - Alzo Slade 3 Negin Farsad Bill Kurtis
  • Jeremy O. Harris
2022-02-19 - Ashley Ray 2 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Marlon James
2022-07-23 - Matt Rogers 1 Tom Papa Bill Kurtis
  • Nathan Lane