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

Kai Ryssdal and Diplo

Diplo: DJ, producer and entrepreneur

Electronic dance music stars like Wesley Pentz are reshaping pop music.
Posted In: electronic dance music, Diplo, music industry
Reddit

Why the Reddit CEO stepped down

Reddit CEO quits after he doesn't get the office he wanted.
Posted In: reddit, ceo, corner office

Norman Lear and Amy Poehler talk creativity

We chatted with the friends and TV stars on stage in Los Angeles.
A Starbucks location in Lombard, Ill.

At a Starbucks near you: Chestnut Praline Lattes

Will this wannabe Euro beverage be a hit?
Posted In: starbucks, holiday drinks, chestnut

Stuxnet, Digital Weapons, and Countdown to Zero Day

Kai Ryssdal talks to Kim Zetter about her book.
Posted In: digital, Iran, nuclear, nuclear weapons

Weekly Wrap: Jobs report

Nela Richardson and John Carney join Kai to talk about the week that was.
Posted In: Jobs, unemployement
 Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong plays trumpet during rehearsal on December 15th, 1956. Musicians like Armstrong benefited from Peer's business model for the music industry.

Ralph Peer: The man behind the modern music industry

The industry as we know it today wouldn't exist without Peer.
Posted In: Ralph Peer, music industry, roots music
Joanely Carrero restocks shelves at a Target store.

Take the jobs report with a grain of salt

And maybe some pepper too. We don't actually know how many jobs there are.
Posted In: jobs report, unemployment rate, bureau of labor statistics
This anaconda don't want none unless you've got a protective suit covered in pigs blood, hun.

Discovery's new show: Watch a snake eat a guy

Scared of snakes? Try being eaten alive by one while you wear a scuba suit.
Posted In: anaconda, discovery, eaten alive, snakes, television

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