David Kansas is Chief Operating Officer for Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media. Kansas has held a variety of positions with Dow Jones & Company and The Wall Street Journal, including reporter, online deputy managing editor, European markets editor and, most recently, chief markets commentator. Kansas also was editor of Money and Investing, and was on the founding team of TheStreet.com where his positions included executive vice president, executive editor and chief strategic officer. He is the author of several books, including "The Wall Street Journal's Guide to the End of Wall Street as We Know It" and "TheStreet.com's Guide to Investing in the Digital Age." Kansas holds a bachelor's degree in American History from Columbia College in New York.