|Born||October 8, 1963|
|Spouse(s)||Stephanie Fossan (since 1997)|
|Children||3 sons, 1 daughter|
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 graduated from Emory University 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.
|Host of Marketplace