Kai Ryssdal has been the host and senior editor of Marketplace, public radio’s program on business and the economy, since 2005. He joined American Public Media in 2001 as the host of Marketplace Morning Report.

Ryssdal began in public radio as a intern, then reporter and finally substitute host for The California Report at KQED-FM in San Francisco. After graduating from Emory University, Ryssdal spent eight years in the United States Navy flying from the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt and as a Pentagon staff officer. Before his career in public radio, Ryssdal was a member of the United States Foreign Service in Ottawa, Canada and Beijing, China.

He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and four children.


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Features by Kai Ryssdal

Angelo R. Mozilo

Angelo Mozilo really doesn't get it

Angelo Mozilo wants to know why people still think he's a villain.
Posted In: Lehman Brothers, financial crisis, Countrywide

Commerce Sec. Penny Pritzker on our export economy

Host Kai Ryssdal crunches the numbers with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker.
Posted In: Jobs, export-import bank, immigration reform, Commerce Department

Narendra Modi's 100th day as prime minister

Kai Ryssdal talks to Sruthijith KK, editor of Quartz India.
Posted In: India, international business

How 'American' is your city?

Someone used data to come up with an answer.
Posted In: American, rankings, cities

Weekly Wrap: 'Confident but careful' and Snapchat

The week that was in business and the economy.
Sphinx Cat

Who let the cats out? Russia did.

Russia is lending cats out to people taking out mortgages because of Russian lore.
Posted In: Russia, Mortgages, cats

Survey says: People don't trust pollsters anymore

As the way we use our phones changes, pollsters get left behind.
Posted In: jobs numbers, Unemployment, polls

Suzuki recalls 19,000 cars because, spiders.

Spiders fuel Suzuki's 19,000 car recall.
Posted In: car recalls, insects, gas, Suzuki

A personal shopper, via data and algorithms

Kai Ryssdal talks to Katrina Lake, founder and CEO of Stitch Fix.
Posted In: online shopping, consumer data, digital subscription

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