Amy Scott is Marketplace’s education correspondent. In addition to covering the K-12 and higher education beats, she files general business and economic stories for Marketplace programs and marketplace.org, drawing from her experience covering finance in New York.

Scott joined Marketplace as a production assistant in September 2001, moving in 2002 to Washington, D.C., as a staff reporter. From 2003 to 2010, she reported from Marketplace’s New York bureau, focusing on the culture of Wall Street, and becoming bureau chief in 2008. In addition to leading Marketplace’s New York coverage of the financial crisis, Scott hit the road for two cross-country trips, exploring how Americans experienced the fallout. In 2008, she produced stories for Marketplace’s remote broadcasts from Egypt and Dubai for the Middle East @ Work series. In 2009, she spent a month reporting in Germany as a McCloy Fellow. She is now based in Baltimore.

In 2012 Scott and Marketplace China correspondent Rob Schmitz won a national Edward R. Murrow award for their investigation of agencies that place Chinese students in U.S. colleges. Their work also won first prize for investigative reporting from the Education Writers Association. Other honors include a 2010 National Headliner Award and a special citation from the Education Writers Association for an investigation of recruiting abuses at the University of Phoenix, co-reported with Sharona Coutts of ProPublica. The stories led U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings to call for hearings on the conduct of for-profit colleges in the United States. Scott also won a Gracie Allen Award for feature reporting in 2006.

Before joining Marketplace, Scott worked as a reporter in Dillingham, Alaska, home to the world’s largest wild sockeye salmon run. She spends much of her free time exploring Maryland’s hiking trails or playing various musical instruments. She is a long-time student and performer of Javanese gamelan music.

A native of Colorado Springs, Colo., Scott has a bachelor’s degree in history from Grinnell College and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied documentary filmmaking.

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Features by Amy Scott

Investors await another big IPO

The Royal Bank of Scotland hopes to raise $3.5 billion.
Posted In: IPO, Scotland, Goldman Sachs

There goes the neighborhood: The college students next door

Colleges work to smooth town-gown relations when students move off-campus.
Posted In: college, higher education, Baltimore

Middle class, but "asset poor"

Nearly half of households in major U.S. cities are “liquid asset poor."
Posted In: conferences, learning, emergency savings, middle class
The Limited

Dress like Olivia Pope with help from 'The Limited'

Why are retailers increasingly creating show branded clothing? Is it successful?
Posted In: retailers, Banana Republic, Mad Men, Breaking Bad
Olive Garden

Writing a recipe for change at Olive Garden

The activist hedge fund eyeing Darden's board suggests adding salt to pasta water.
Posted In: Olive Garden, Darden, shareholders

The teaching profession gets a makeover

Elevating prestige is part of a larger effort to keep teachers in the classroom.
Posted In: teaching, teacher pay, teacher training
Employers- College Grads

Are we producing more grads than jobs?

More employers are requiring college degrees for jobs that don’t really need them.
Posted In: college, college graduate, Jobs
Goucher College

A new way to apply to college: video

Goucher College in Maryland tries to reach a broader spectrum of students.
Posted In: college admissions, Baltimore, high school, transcript
Skyler Bouchard

Rethinking the unpaid internship

College students are scramble to line up summer internships, but...
Posted In: unpaid internships, intern, media companies
Scotusblog.com intern Dan Stein

Why the unpaid internship may be on its way out

As college students face pressure to gain experience, unpaid internships fall out of favor.

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