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

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."
A band plays "Nearer,  My God to Thee" in the video CNN will play when the world ends.

Fun Fact Friday: This is the way the world ends

A wrap up of what we learned this week at Marketplace.
Posted In: fun facts, fun fact friday, polar bears, doomsday, wrap up

Is North Korea really responsible for the Sony hack?

The FBI blames North Korea for the Sony hack ... but how can we know for sure?
Posted In: Sony, sony hacks, North Korea
Honda display at a Los Angeles Auto Show.

Auto industry has a record year (for safety fines)

Fine for Honda alone sets a record: $70 million for failing to report deaths, injuries.
Posted In: Honda, auto industry, national highway traffic safety administration
One of Walldog's large-scale ads.

That's what they call a canvas in the big city

L.A. company Walldogs company hand-paints those ads found on the sides of buildings.
Posted In: billboard, los angeles
Attendees at  a Small Business Saturday Night gathering last year in New York City,

For small businesses, nothing but blue skies

Optimism among small businesses is at a seven-year high, study says.
Posted In: Small Business
Passengers wait at a security checkpoint at Chicago O'Hare Airport.

U.S. airlines are least punctual ... in the world

Two American companies make the top 20 list of airlines known for running on time.
Posted In: Airlines, punctuality, america being bad at things

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