Kai Ryssdal

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Kai Ryssdal
Born(1963-10-08) October 8, 1963 (age 51)
ShowMarketplace
Spouse(s)Stephanie Fossan (since 1997)
Children3 sons, 1 daughter
 
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Kai Ryssdal
Born(1963-10-08) October 8, 1963 (age 51)
ShowMarketplace
Spouse(s)Stephanie Fossan (since 1997)
Children3 sons, 1 daughter

Kai Ryssdal (/ˈk ˈrɪzdɑːl/; born October 8, 1963) best known as an American radio journalist and the host of Marketplace, a business program that airs weekdays on U.S. public radio stations.

Marketplace is produced and distributed by American Public Media. Ryssdal took over in August 2005,[1] replacing David Brown. Before hosting Marketplace, he was host of the Marketplace Morning Report, a seven-minute business roundup, as well as the weekend program Marketplace Money.

Background[edit]

Ryssdal graduated from Emory University[2] in Atlanta, Georgia, then spent eight years in the U.S. Navy, first flying from the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt, and later as a Pentagon staff officer. Before moving to public radio, Ryssdal was a member of the U.S. Foreign Service and served in Ottawa, Canada, and Beijing, China.

Before joining Marketplace, Ryssdal was a reporter and substitute host for The California Report, a news and information program distributed to public radio stations throughout California by KQED-FM in San Francisco.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kai Ryssdal - Host of Marketplace (Biography)
  2. ^ 'Dream Job' Profile of Kai Ryssdall - Emory Magazine
Preceded by
David Brown
Host of Marketplace
2005–current
Succeeded by
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