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.


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Features by Kai Ryssdal

How 'American' is your city?

Someone used data to come up with an answer.
Posted In: American, rankings, cities

Weekly Wrap: 'Confident but careful' and Snapchat

The week that was in business and the economy.
Sphinx Cat

Who let the cats out? Russia did.

Russia is lending cats out to people taking out mortgages because of Russian lore.
Posted In: Russia, Mortgages, cats

Survey says: People don't trust pollsters anymore

As the way we use our phones changes, pollsters get left behind.
Posted In: jobs numbers, Unemployment, polls

Suzuki recalls 19,000 cars because, spiders.

Spiders fuel Suzuki's 19,000 car recall.
Posted In: car recalls, insects, gas, Suzuki

A personal shopper, via data and algorithms

Kai Ryssdal talks to Katrina Lake, founder and CEO of Stitch Fix.
Posted In: online shopping, consumer data, digital subscription

This was the lightest trading day of the year so far

Just 2 and a quarter billion shares changed hands.
Posted In: NYSE, new york stock exchange

Twitter wants to choose what you see

Even if you don't follow someone, you might start seeing his or her tweets.
Posted In: Twitter, mobile ads
Ice bucket challenge

Diplomats can't take the ice bucket challenge

Rules apparently bar foreign service members from taking the challenge.
Posted In: Ambassador, social media, Associated Press, ICE

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