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

Dropping its NFL sponsorship pays off for Radisson

Dropping the league — and the coverage that followed — was a marketing touchdown.

Things have changed since Leonard Maltin started reviewing

He has been in TV and movie reviewing business since the 1960s.
Posted In: television, film, reviews

Showtime's recipe to win the screen wars

When your subscribers pay every month, you need a slate of addictive shows.
Posted In: television, Showtime
Anheuser Busch

NFL gets a warning from sponsor Anheuser-Busch

Anheuser-Busch disapproves of the way recent NFL incidents have been handled.
Posted In: American Football, Anheuser-Busch, sponsorship

Want to help your company's stock? Buy shares back

Kai talks to Dan Strumpf from The Wall Street Journal.
Posted In: apple, IBM, shares

Four ways the web is helping TV advertising

Big data isn't killing TV ads, it's making them more targeted and less annoying
Posted In: television, advertising, big data

China creates a texting lane

They're really worried about texting-related collisions.
Posted In: texting, walking, China

Questions over highway oversight

The National Highway Traffic Administration last ordered a recall 35 years ago.

The 3 things that made 'Pretty Little Liars' a smash

Showrunner Marlene King has caught lightening in a bottle with her mystery series.
Posted In: television, Twitter, abc

Weekly Wrap: Hubub at Apple

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


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