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

Alexander Hamilton's extreme makeover

For the second time in less than a decade, the ten-spot is getting a makeover. On the day the new bill makes its debut, Amy Scott tells us why the Mint wanted another overhaul so soon.
Posted In: Economy

Treasury backup

Today, the bond industry is set to announce the creation of a new bank, and it's actually called NewBank. It will serve as a backup for key parts of the financial system in case of an emergency. Amy Scott explains.
Posted In: Economy

Protesting AOL's e-mail fees

AOL is about to get a bit of mail of its own. A group of about fifty organizations is launching a campaign today to fight AOL's plan to charge a fee for bulk e-mail. Amy Scott reports.

Housing market cools

New home sales fell by 5% in January, according to Commerce Department figures released today, providing further evidence that the national housing market is cooling. Amy Scott takes a look.
Posted In: Economy

Fannie Mae cleans up

After regulators accused mortgage finance giant Fannie Mae of manipulating earnings to meet Wall Street expectations, the company commissioned a review of itself. The report says Fannie Mae has cleaned house, and that no one responsible for the fraud remains with the company. Amy Scott has more.

Indecent exposures

Remember that ill-fated "wardrobe malfunction" a few Super Bowls ago? If it seemed like all the indecency hoopla had calmed down since then... it may be back. The Federal Communications Commission may be about to issue dozens of indecency rulings. Amy Scott reports on what that means for the big networks.

Alaska's new pipeline

The state of Alaska reached a deal yesterday to build a long-sought natural gas pipeline. After a year of negotiations, Exxon Mobil, BP, and Conoco Phillips agreed to pay a 20% tax on their revenues in Alaska if the deal goes forward. Amy Scott reports.

Alaskan gas pipeline

The state of Alaska reached a deal yesterday to build a long-sought natural gas pipeline. After a year of negotiations, Exxon Mobil, BP, and Conoco Phillips agreed to pay a 20% tax on their revenues in Alaska if the deal goes forward. Amy Scott reports.

Port insecurity

Controversy is heating up over an Arab company's plan to take over some US port operations, under a deal approved last week by the Bush Administration. Critics, including Republicans, say the deal could compromise national security. Amy Scott reports.

Governors challenge port sale

Some high-ranking Republicans are fighting a deal that would transfer some US port operations to a company owned by the government of the United Arab Emirates. But this isn't a left v. right fight. It was the Bush Administration that originally approved the deal last week. Now the governors of New York and Maryland are threatening legal action. Amy Scott tells us what they're trying to do.

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