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

The days of Starbucks selling CD's are nearly over.

Remember CD's? Yeah, Starbucks is done selling those.

You'll have to get your Michael Bublé and Jack Johnson albums somewhere else.
Posted In: starbucks, CD, itunes
The Academy Awards takes place this Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California.

10 things you probably didn't know about the Oscars

...such as, why are the Academy Awards called the Oscars, anyway?
Posted In: Oscars, The Academy Awards, fun fact

How a humble stray dog helped launch Instagram

Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom on his company's short history and bright future.
Posted In: instagram, photography, startup

Without casting directors, there are no "Best Actors"

Casting directors shape films by giving them their stars
Posted In: The Academy Awards, The Oscars, film
While Ithaca might be a "gorges" upstate New York town, its snow-burdened visitor's bureau recently joked guests should check out Florida instead.

Visitors bureau in Ithaca wins at marketing

Snowy upstate New York town tells visitors to check out Florida instead.
Posted In: snow, New York, tourism

The FCC wants to move the U.S. to 5G. Here's what that means.

The Federal Communications Commission just wrapped up a public comment period on 5G
Posted In: phones, texting, email, fcc

The logistical mind behind "Boyhood's" 12-year shoot

Meet Vince Palmo, the unsung hero of the Oscar-nominated film.
Posted In: Boyhood, Richard Linklater, academy awards
Janet Yellen attends up to 11 meetings a day.

The hardest-working woman in monetary policy

If you didn't think Janet Yellen does anything with her time, well, now you know.
Posted In: Janet Yellen, meetings, Federal Reserve

Brussels finance talks have Greeks feeling cornered

Many Greeks leaving the eurozone as a huge waste of time and money.
Posted In: Greece, bailout, Eurozone

The blueprint for Oscar winners

Alex Hillkurtz's storyboards have shaped movies like "Argo" and "Unbroken."
Posted In: Oscars, Angelina Jolie, film industry

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