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Kai Ryssdal
Radio host, United States Navy officer

Kai Ryssdal

Kai Ryssdal
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Intro Radio host, United States Navy officer
Is Military officer Soldier Officer
From United States of America
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Gender male
Birth 8 October 1963
Age 59 years
Kai Ryssdal
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Kai Ryssdal (/ˈkaɪ ˈrɪzdɑːl/; born October 8, 1963) is 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, 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.


Ryssdal is from Briarcliff Manor, New York. He graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in 1985, and then spent eight years in the U.S. Navy, first flying a Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeyefrom the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt, and later as a Pentagon staff officer. Ryssdal received his MA in National Security Studies from Georgetown University in 1993, and joined the U.S. Foreign Service, serving 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 awards for his radio work.

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