Professional radio broadcaster who became the host of the business program Marketplace in 2005. Previously, he was a reporter and fill-in presenter for The California Report which was distributed by KQED-FM.
He earned a bachelor's degree from Emory University in 1985 and a master's in national security studies from Georgetown University in 1993.
He has received awards from the Radio and Television News Directors Association and the National Public Radio News Directors Association.
His father is Norwegian. He married Stephanie Fossan in 1997. They have a daughter named Liv and sons named Adin, Soren and Tait.