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

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
wedding rings

More unmarried Americans, thanks to economic woes

The number of single Americans is at an all-time high.
Posted In: marriage, disappearing jobs, pew research center
eBay CEO John Donahoe

eBay's surprising bet on brick-and-mortar stores

CEO John Donahoe says the line between e-commerce and retail is blurring.
Posted In: ebay, e-commerce, virtual reality

General Motors adds insult to injury for Detroit

General Motors is moving the Cadillac global headquarters to New York.
Posted In: General Motors, Cadillac, Detroit

'Black-ish' is a sitcom unafraid of big questions

We talk with Larry Wilmore and Kenya Barris, who based the new show on his life.
Posted In: television, abc, race
Miners pushing an ore car into the Grace tin and tungsten mine in Bolivia, circa 1945.

Tungsten: just try and smash it

The element that is behind lighting and writing.
Posted In: elements, Science

Spilling the beans on Starbucks' coffee-beer

Like a stout, but the other way around?
Posted In: starbucks, latte, beer

A big week to come in climate change policy

There's more to just environmental concerns to climate change policy.
Posted In: climate change, climate, divestment


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