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



Cow burps: The environmental hazard.

Belching cattle are a larger source of methane gas emissions than natural gas drilling.
Posted In: cows, cattle, EPA

Trying to go off the grid. Completely.

In "Dragnet Nation", author Julia Angwin tries to avoid all forms of surveillance

Would you bid on a $1,200 bottle of beer?

Raising paddles for classic ales, stouts, and IPAs at Skinner auction house.
Posted In: beer, auctions, craft beer

Zello: An app for protestors

Venezuelans turn to a more private messaging system than Twitter or Facebook
Posted In: Zello, protests

Weekly Wrap: The short version of the Fed notes

Kai talks with Catherine Rampell of the Washington Post and Felix Salmon of Reuters

Kit Kat bars are the most influential candy bars? Really?

Some quibbles with rankings
Posted In: candy, candy bars, Kit Kat

Ukraine's unrest: Violence continues despite truce

More dead and captured in clashes between protesters and police.
Posted In: ukraine, protest

When you're the 'new pharma' in town

How a small pharmaceutical company triumphed over the pressures of Wall Street and 'big pharma.'
Posted In: pharmaceuticals

The science of the selfie

Statistics on selfies taken worldwide.

Ukrainian unrest: Old tensions between E.U. and Russia

The U.S. and E.U. consider sanctions against Ukraine for its harsh response to protests.
Posted In: ukraine, European Union, sanctions


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