Kai Ryssdal

Host, Senior Editor, American Public Media's "Marketplace"

Kai Ryssdal is the host and senior editor of the radio program “Marketplace,” the most widely heard program on business and the economy in the country. He speaks regularly with CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, start-up entrepreneurs, small-business owners, and everyday participants in the American and global economies. Ryssdal first came to “Marketplace” in 2001 as the host of “Marketplace Morning Report,” where he covered the economic aftermath of the September 11th attacks, the collapse of Enron, the slow buildup to the housing crash, the financial crisis, and the Great Recession. Before his career in broadcasting, he served in the US Navy and the US Foreign Service.

Videos/Audio of Kai Ryssdal

Join Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell and Kai Ryssdal, host of “Marketplace,” for a... See more
With Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez and journalist Kai Ryssdal. (Ticketed Event) See more
For the past year, Deborah and James Fallows have been flying their propeller airplane across the country, visiting... See more
After a couple of years during which the popular conversation surrounding parenthood has centered on mothers doing... See more
To celebrate its 25th year of bringing economics to life, American Public Media’s "Marketplace" is hitting the road.... See more
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