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

What makes a good writer at Sports Illustrated?

An internal document shows Time Inc. is rating how writers benefit advertisers.
Posted In: journalism, ethics, Sports Illustrated

Won't you please take a vacation?

At least one company will actually pay you to get away for a while.
Posted In: vacation days, productivity, harvard

'No medical student goes to...become a businessperson'

A doctor's thoughts on the changing healthcare landscape.
Posted In: doctors, medical costs

Jawbone tracks big cities' 'Zzz's

The Wall Street Journal visualized hundreds of Up users' sleep schedules.
Posted In: wearable, big data, sleep

Porsche designs new model to woo women

Porsche hopes their new Macan will diversify their nearly all-male customer base.
Posted In: women, auto industry, auto sales

Headlines that make you go, 'Wait... what?'

Kai's idea for a new Marketplace segment.
Posted In: harvard, robotics, Wall Street Journal

People still use AOL. It's true.

AOL still has users. And they're getting a lot for their membership.
Posted In: aol, internet access, elderly

How the Ebola outbreak affects Nigerian small business

Nigeria confirmed at least 13 cases of the disease last week.
Posted In: Ebola, Nigeria, bbc

How a blog with no advertisements makes its money

Joy Cho of "Oh Joy!" relies on sponsored content, not ads.
Posted In: bloggers, advertising, sponsored content

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