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.

Please direct all media inquiries and booking requests to communications@americanpublicmedia.org.  


Features By Kai Ryssdal



Kraft takes artificial preservatives out of its singles

And your grilled cheese sandwich will never be the same
Posted In: Kraft, American cheese, cheese, Food

Another day, another delay for the Affordable Care Act

Companies have more time to figure out how the healthcare law affects them
Posted In: Affordable Care Act

Will Missouri football player Michael Sam get drafted?

He told ESPN and The New York Times that he's gay -- and now the NFL has to make a business decision
Posted In: Michael Sam, NFL, NFL draft

Beer per minimum wage hour

Somewhere between economics and happy hour
Posted In: beer, minimum wage

Weekly Wrap: Taper the taper?

Kai's weekly chat with The Wall Street Journal's Sudeep Reddy and Bloomberg Government's Nela Richardson.

5 places Rookie's Tavi Gevinson looks for inspiration (hint: she's skipping Fashion Week)

Rookie magazine founder Tavi Gevinson has "World Domination" on her to-do list. And she's skipping fashion week.
Posted In: Tavi Gevinson, Rookie, women, magazines

You Hate My Job: Football referee (plus, a ref quiz!)

In the latest in a series about jobs people have that other people hate, an NFL referee explains why death threats are often part of the job.
Posted In: Sports, football, officiating, we really do hate your job

Weekly Wrap: Derivative fight!

Catherine Rampell and Felix Salmon join Kai Ryssdal to bid farewell to Ben Bernanke, analyze Argentina, and argue about calculus
Posted In: Weekly Wrap

When will the Superb owl start?

What time is the Super Bowl? (The question is asked more frequently than you'd think).
Posted In: SEO, Super Bowl, Superbowl

Peyton Manning's New Jersey tax bill

A financial incentive to win, courtesy of the Garden State
Posted In: football, Super Bowl


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