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

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Weekly Wrap

Kai Ryssdal reads the tea leaves of the week with Heidi Moore of The Big Money and Reuters blogger Felix Salmon.
Posted In: Wall Street
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Theater at financial inquiry hearing

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission has begun its public hearings. Kai Ryssdal reviews what happened as the commission questioned the heads of four big Wall Street banks.
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The Weekly Wrap

2009 has been a heck of a year, and 2010 may turn out to be trickier than we think. Kay Ryssdal talks with Felix Salmon from Reuters and Clusterstock's John Carney to get their views.
Posted In: Wall Street
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Lessons from 'The Tao of Wu'

Hip-hop artist The RZA of Wu-Tang Clan talks with Kai Ryssdal about balancing hip-hop and the message of money, and his thoughts on the economy. We also offer an excerpt from his book, "The Tao of Wu."
Posted In: Books, Entertainment
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Weekly Wrap

Megan McArdle of The Atlantic magazine and Mike Mandel, author of the textbook "Economics: The Basics" size up the week in business with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Wall Street
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How to pick a great wine from the seller

Want some nice wine to go with your holiday dinner? Wine can get expensive, even though it doesn't have to. Author Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl has some suggestions for the casual wine consumer in her new book, "Drink This." She gives Kai Ryssdal a taste.
Posted In: Books, Food
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The best business books of 2009

Marketplace commentators name their favorite finance and business books from the past year. Plus, see Kai Ryssdal's list of top books and his interviews with their authors.
Posted In: Books
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The new face of homelessness

A lot of people have suffered reversals of fortune this year -- some have lost jobs and homes. Kai Ryssdal visits the Union Station Homeless Services center to see how people are coping.
Posted In: Charity
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Antiques offer clue on economic health

The basic premise behind the TV show "Antiques Roadshow" is that there's no accounting for taste. Kai Ryssdal reports on how the collectibles market can say a lot about the economy.
Posted In: Entertainment
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L.A. Auto Show gets more compact

Nissan and luxury car makers are no-shows at this year's L.A. Auto Show, but the Los Angeles Times' Dan Neil tells Kai Ryssdal there's still plenty of innovation to behold.

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