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

Ballet dancer Misty Copeland attends an event with Vogue's Chloe Malle in March in New York City.

Ballerina Misty Copeland counts herself lucky

The American Ballet Theater soloist explains how dance views the numbers.
Posted In: ballet, Misty Copeland, ballerina
Morgan Spurlock, right, in the short film "Cave-o-Nomics," part of his series "We the Economy: 20 Short Films You Can't Afford to Miss."

Morgan Spurlock thinks you're economically illiterate

And the documentary filmmaker is trying to change that.
Posted In: Morgan Spurlock, film, Economy

Tell us what the economy feels like to you

It's election season. The word "economy" is flying. We want your story.
Posted In: elections, user-generated content

Social media that doesn't compromise privacy

Kai Ryssdal talks to Jim Dwyer about his new book "More Awesome than Money."

Weekly Wrap: Volatility, always

Kai talks with John Carney and Linette Lopez for the Weekly Wrap.
Customers exit a Starbucks location in New York, U.S.

Free Starbucks for life?

If you only plan on living another 30 years.
Posted In: starbucks, coffee, sweepsteaks

Citrus greening is hurting orange growers in Florida

The disease has no cure, and production is down in some Florida groves.
Posted In: citrus, crop, farming, Florida
The domain Ebola.com was bought in 2008 and now the owner is willing to part ways for $150,000.

You can buy ebola.com for $150,000

Jon Schultz bought the domain name for $13,500. Now he wants six figures.
Posted In: Ebola, CDC, World Health Organization, domain names


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