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.  

 

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Features by Kai Ryssdal

Kai Ryssdal vs. the American Girl Store

We went behind the scenes with American Girl Brands President Jean McKenzie.
Posted In: American Girl, dolls, toys, Mattel

GM recall numbers keep going up, up, up

The automaker recalled another 700,000 vehicles today.
Posted In: General Motors, car recalls, auto industry

5 numbers that matter to the 'House of Cards' creator

Beau Willimon spends almost no time with Netflix's legendary stockpiles of data.
Posted In: netflix, house of cards

Small Business remains hopeful during slow season

YellowWood Group CEO Olalah Njenga is hopeful about the future of her business
Posted In: hiring, Small Business, Unemployment

3 ways Harvard President Drew Faust measures colleges

Harvard President Drew Faust says salary after college shouldn't be priority.
Posted In: harvard, drew faust, higher education, LearningCurve

It's illegal to work in August...for Congress

According to law, Congress is not permitted to work during the month of August.
Posted In: Congress, Congressional recess, summer vacation

A new and faster way of buying concert tickets

Marketplace tests out the speed of ticket apps with a One Direction concert
Posted In: concerts, ticketmaster, smartphone
Orange Is The New Black

Orange really is the new black (and white)

A sheriff makes inmates wear striped uniforms after orange jumpsuits became chic.
Posted In: prison, fashion, netflix, television

4 ideas from Nest CEO Tony Fadell

There are plenty of ideas floating around in Fadell's head, but here are four.
Posted In: Nest, Tony Fadell

Same-day delivery gains traction

For online retailers, replacing brick-and-mortar stores is a logistical problem.
Posted In: amazon fresh, Amazon, online shopping

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