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

Lou Brazils fills his tank this week at a gas station in Dellwood, Missouri.

Oil prices tank, we save billions

In more than half the states, gas is selling for less than $2 a gallon.
Posted In: crude oil, oil prices
President Obama meets with four of the letter writers who will join the first lady and Vice President Biden's wife, Jill, for tonight's State of the Union address.

Forecasting Tuesday's State of the Union address

Obama has offered several previews in the weeks leading up to the speech.
Posted In: Taxes, employment, State of the Union
John Wilson presiding over the Razzie Awards in an earlier era.

The Razzies: Lampooning Hollywood for 35 years

John Wilson has been highlighting the worst of film since "Can't Stop the Music."
Posted In: film industry, academy awards, awards ceremonies, movie

Shazam CEO: Introducing visual 'Shazaming'

Plus, listen to CEO Rich Riley's 'Bad Day at Work' playlist
Posted In: shazam, Music, music industry, digital music
Cover of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo featuring the Prophet Muhammad is displayed with newspaper front pages from around the world outside the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

Latest Charlie Hebdo will barely be distributed in US

3 million were printed but only 300 copies of the magazine will be sold here.
Posted In: Charlie Hebdo, France, U.S.
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Janet Yellen in Washington, D.C.

Happy reminder, courtesy of the Labor Department

There are more jobs open today than there have been in 14 years.
Posted In: jobs market, labor market, Janet Yellen

Tech's favorite metric may be broken

Measuring monthly active users online may no longer be the end-all, be-all.
Posted In: Twitter, instagram
Water gushes from the ground from a water main break oustide of a mobile home park in Napa, California.

'Smart' devices used to hunt for water leaks

Entrepreneur's company tracks down leaky water pipes with data collected by sensors.
Posted In: technology, water, Israel
A gas station customer in Miami.

Texan winks, plays 'let's make a deal' with customers

Houston furniture dealer ties a tidy potential refund to the price of oil.
Posted In: oil prices, gas prices, Houston, furniture dealers
Moviegoers line up to see "The Interview" in Los Angeles when the film was released Christmas Day.

Sony might break even with 'The Interview' after all

Our best guess: Studio may bring in about $60 million from "The Interview."

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