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

Silicon: Imagine life without glass

The BBC's Justin Rowlatt looks at the economics behind chemical elements.
Posted In: elementals, elements

'Breaking Bad' and Albuquerque: One year later

Heisenberg may be off the air, but he's still part of Albuquerque's economic plan.
Posted In: Breaking Bad, Albuquerque, television

Is that Thai food genuine? Ask a robot.

Thai scientists say they have a robot that can tell whether ethnic food is "real."
Posted In: technology, Food, robotics

Google explores why everyone is a little bit racist

New York Times reporter Farhad Manjoo says Google knows diversifying is good biz.
Posted In: Silicon Valley, Google, diversity
Breaking Bad

Rotten Tomatoes turns its Tomatometer to television

The film review website Rotten Tomatoes makes a big push for television reviews.
Posted In: television, reviews, film
Goldman Sach booth

Weekly Wrap: Inside Goldman Sachs

Kai talked with Linette Lopez and Cardiff Garcia about the week that was.
Steve Ballmer

No iPads for Clippers, says new owner Steve Ballmer

The former Microsoft CEO is also taking note of which coaches use Windows.
Posted In: Clippers, Steve Ballmer, ipads

First Heartbleed, now Shellshock

Experts warn the new Mac and Linux bug could be much worse than Heartbleed.
Posted In: heartbleed, computer virus, hackers

Amazon Studios head on taking charge in a new TV age

Their new series, "Transparent," debuts all at once on Friday.
Posted In: Amazon, television, innovation


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