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

Toyota exec steps down

The CEO of Toyota North America is leaving his job right away. He's 65 and was planning to step down in June, but last week a former assistant filed a $190 million sexual harrassment suit against him. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Canada

Wachovia heads west, stock heads south

Wachovia made a $25 billion offer for California's Golden West Financial today. But the deal gets the banking giant deeper into the mortgage business and investors are questioning the timing as the housing boom slows. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Wachovia heads west

Wachovia is a huge East Coast bank that wants to get busy on the West Coast, so it's snatching up Golden West Financial for $25 billion. But there could be a problem. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Price of WTC memorial keeps rising

The World Trade Center Memorial in Lower Manhattan may cost more than $1 billion, far more than previous estimates. Amy Scott reports.

Strong (Canadian) dollar

The value of the Canadian "loonie" compared to the US dollar is as high as it's been in nearly 30 years following Thursday trading. But that's not necessarily a good thing for Canadian businesses. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

Lawmakers debate financial oversight

A Senate panel today begins considering proposals to relax oversight over financial services companies such as banks and credit unions. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Washington

Tobacco sellers take NY to court

In New York, you're not allowed to sell tobacco over the Internet. Surprise, surprise: The people who sell tobacco online aren't happy. They're suing, as Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: New York, Science

The sinking dollar

Global investors are selling US dollars today. The greenback is close to one-year lows against the Euro and the Canadian dollar is at its highest level against the US currency in almost three decades. What gives? Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Whither GDP

New numbers out this morning reveal that the economy grew 4.8-percent this month. That's the strongest rate of growth since the third quarter of 2003. However Amy Scott says enjoy it now, because it probably won't last.
Posted In: Economy

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