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

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

Weekly Wrap: Duck hunting and the Fed

John Carney from the Wall Street Journal and Nela Richardson from Redfin

How many apps do you use in a month?

Nielsen measured how many apps we use on a regular basis.
Posted In: apps, electronics

Thor becomes a lady, and other changes at Marvel

Will Marvel's big shake-ups to Thor and Captain America draw a new audience?
Posted In: comic books, Marvel comics, Ms. Marvel

Yes, Facebook is sucking your soul

Just in case you needed social science to prove it.
Posted In: Facebook, social media, academics


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