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Kai Ryssdal      

Host & Senior Editor of American Public Media's "Marketplace"; Co-Host of the "Make Me Smart" Podcast

Kai Ryssdal is an American radio journalist and has been the host and senior editor of “Marketplace,” a business program that airs weekdays on U.S. public radio stations. Marketplace is produced and distributed by American Public Media & covers all topics business & the economy. Ryssdal took over as host in 2005. Before hosting Marketplace, he was host of the Marketplace Morning Report, a seven-minute business roundup, as well as the weekend program Marketplace Money.

Ryssdal began in public radio as an intern, then reporter and finally substitute host for “The California Report” at KQED-FM in San Francisco. Prior to that, he was a member of the United States Foreign Service in Ottawa and Beijing. He also spent eight years in the US Navy flying from an aircraft carrier and served as a Pentagon staff officer.

The Radio and Television News Directors Association and the national Public Radio News Directors Association have honored him with awards for his radio work.

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