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.  

 

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Features by Kai Ryssdal

Make more upfront: Viacom, Turner discuss new ad model

As TV networks pitch ad buyers, a new model could upset stalwart Nielsen ratings.
Posted In: television, advertising, nielsen, upfronts

Under Armour wins big at the Masters

Jordan Spieth signed a 10-year endorsement deal with the brand earlier this year.
Posted In: Sports, Golf, endorsements, under armour

Seth Meyers is getting the hang of his new gig

A year into hosting Late Night, Seth Meyers on what's next for the show.
Posted In: late night talk shows, seth meyers
General Electric logo.

Weekly Wrap: General Electric and stock market highs

A discussion of highlights from the week's news.
Posted In: General Electric, stock market, Banks

Your dollar goes a long way at the Masters

For $100 you can buy pimento cheese sandwiches and soda for 17 people.
Posted In: Golf, Sports, Food
Members of the Philadelphia 76ers walk off the court after losing to the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center in March.

Philadelphia 76ers: worst or best NBA strategy?

It's one of the NBA's poorest performing teams. Are managers villains or geniuses?
Posted In: NBA, basketball
LinkedIn to acquire Lynda.com for $1.5 billion.

LinkedIn purchasing Lynda.com for $1.5 billion

LinkedIn to buy Lynda.com in a $1.5 billion deal.
Posted In: linkedin
Janice Min, left, with Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour at The Hollywood Reporter party April 8, 2105 in New York City.

Janice Min pulls the curtain on Hollywood

She transformed the Hollywood Reporter by turning it into a glossy magazine.
Posted In: hollywood, janice min, the hollywood reporter, corner office

The benefits of wearing the same thing, every day

Art director Matilda Kahl changed her life by changing her wardrobe.
Posted In: Matilda Kahl, office behavior, working, fashion

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