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

Yahoo and eBay join forces

Yahoo gets to sell advertising on the world's largest auction site. In return, eBay will steer users to the number two search engine. Amy Scott has more on the ongoing quest for Web domination.
Posted In: Science

Beyond forecasting

We always hear about analyst predictions before the release of economic data. But who are these analysts and why do their predictions matter? Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy

Citigroup settles with stockbrokers

The financial services giant settles with stockbrokers over whether they should receive overtime pay. Amy Scott reports the agreement could jeopardize the lucrative commissions paid to many stockbrokers.

An end to commissions on Wall Street?

A major Wall Street brokerage house is expected to announce a settlement this week in a class-action suit that claims stockbrokers should get paid overtime. It's a fight that could transform the whole profession. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

What's wrong with a bit of innocent smut?

Commentator Patti Waldmeir recently went through sexual harassment training at her office. She says it only stirred up negative feelings.

Hostile takeover turns downright nasty

Mittal is the world's biggest steelmaker and it's been trying to take over No. 2 Arcelor for months. Today Mittal took its $24 billion offer straight to the shareholders. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Canada

New York City's got a gun problem

The Big Apple is suing 15 gun dealers in five states, from Georgia to Pennsylvania. Mayor Michael Bloomberg says guns from those states were used in more than 500 NYC crimes in less than a decade. Amy Scott reports.

Wholesale price report

The Labor Department this morning reported the biggest jump in wholesale prices since September. So does that mean higher prices coming to a retailer near you? As Amy Scott reports, it's not that simple.
Posted In: Economy

Demand for oil is weakening

The International Energy Agency says high energy prices are eating into demand for oil. Of coure, there's a catch or two. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Canada

Job Files: Exotic pet hospital

This installment of The Job Files visits an unusual animal hospital in New York City.

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