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

4 ideas from Nest CEO Tony Fadell

There are plenty of ideas floating around in Fadell's head, but here are four.
Posted In: Nest, Tony Fadell

Same-day delivery gains traction

For online retailers, replacing brick-and-mortar stores is a logistical problem.
Posted In: amazon fresh, Amazon, online shopping

Weekly Wrap: Duck hunting and the Fed

John Carney from the Wall Street Journal and Nela Richardson from Redfin

How many apps do you use in a month?

Nielsen measured how many apps we use on a regular basis.
Posted In: apps, electronics

Thor becomes a lady, and other changes at Marvel

Will Marvel's big shake-ups to Thor and Captain America draw a new audience?
Posted In: comic books, Marvel comics, Ms. Marvel

Yes, Facebook is sucking your soul

Just in case you needed social science to prove it.
Posted In: Facebook, social media, academics

Would a Marketplace by any other name smell as sweet?

Branding is about logos and slogans, yes - but it's also about scent.
Posted In: smells, branding, ScentAir

Pardon my (economic) language

Here's a new economic indicator for you: The frequency of CEO profanity.
Posted In: CEOs, economic indicators, recession, language

Dallas Fed Chair: Time to lose monetary "beer goggles"

Chairman Richard W. Fisher says the nation's monetary policy needs to sober up.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Dallas, monetary policy

Washington's still kicking the can down the road

Washington has been dysfunctional for years now. Will things ever change?
Posted In: monetary policy, Washington D.C.


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