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

Weekly Wrap: Hubub at Apple

Kai talked with Felix Salmon and Leigh Gallagher about the week that was.

A spot of . . . coffee?

Who drinks more coffee, cops or journalists?
Posted In: coffee, British, tea

Allentown bets big to shed its former image

Pennsylvania's third largest city has been dying for decades. Can it build itself back to life?
Posted In: Pennsylvania, Allentown, urban planning, development

More people own cats than stock these days

Stocking up on cats instead of shares? You're not alone.
Posted In: cats, stock, recession

3 things you probably didn't know about Richard Branson

He has built Virgin into a huge conglomerate by keeping himself front and center.
Posted In: Virgin, space exploration, Elon Musk, Richard Branson

So about those new Apple products...

Apple shares closed in the red for the day, down 37 cents.
Posted In: apple, wearable tech, iPhone
American workforce

Americans never stop working

In case you needed data to prove it.
Posted In: workforce, weekends, night shift

Grunge and heroin chic: the '90s fashion reboot

"Champagne Supernovas" chronicles the way '90s trends upended high fashion.
Posted In: fashion, Fashion Week, nostalgia


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