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

Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal leaves investments and budgeting to his wife.

Kai Ryssdal on passing along the financial genes

Kai Ryssdal doesn't like to think about money. So his wife handles it.
Posted In: parenting, teenagers, Personal Finance, New York Times

Meet the pen Obama uses to sign bills

A.T. Cross supplies all of the official White House pens.
Posted In: President Obama, Obamacare, handwriting

Nielsen answers Netflix data mystery

Nielsen plans to release audience data for streaming television.
Posted In: netflix, Amazon Prime, public broadcasting, ratings, nielsen

‘Corporate sponsored art’ isn’t as bad as it sounds

Writers and artists are finding financial support from Corporate America.
Posted In: art, corporate residencies, Facebook, Autodesk, Amtrak
US Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and his wife Heidi wave to the crowd after he announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination to run for US president March 23, 2015 at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Ted Cruz is Obamacare's latest customer

With his wife on leave, the family had lost its health care.
Posted In: Ted Cruz, Obamacare, presidential campaign
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras depart after speaking to the media following talks at the Chancellery on March 23, 2015 in Berlin, Germany.

Greece: Time and money is running out

Five years into it, the Greek debt crisis drags on.
Posted In: Greece, Germany, greek bailout
Groundkeeper David Mellor Manager chats with Joe Girardi of the New York Yankees (L) before a game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.

Meet the guardian of Fenway Park

Keeping the historic ballpark in good shape can be a tough job
Posted In: Fenway Park, baseball, groundskeepers
A bronze statue of a bull fighting with a bear is displayed at the Museum of American Finance on Wall St. in New York City

America's next financial crisis?

Author Michael Lewis talks about high-frequency trading, a year after "Flash Boys"
Posted In: high frequency trading, Books, Michael Lewis, Wall Street
NFL looks to suspend blackout rule and move to online broadcasting.

Big changes on the way to the NFL

No blackouts and at least one game streamed online.
Posted In: NFL, blackout rule, streaming
Arianna Huffington's new book shares the message of sleep and it's importance to success.

Arianna Huffington wants you to sleep more

Media Guru Arianna Huffington touts the importance of sleep in her latest book
Posted In: Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post, sleep

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