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, 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.


Features by Amy Scott

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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You might find something unexpected when you open your issue of Time or People today — the table of contents. As Amy Scott reports, an advertiser paid big money to make it easy to find.

The good, the bad and the audit

We've all heard the horror stories, but is being audited really that bad? Marketplace's Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Taxes

End of rate hikes

Wall Street has been exuberant over indications that the Federal Reserve may be ending its interest rate hikes. But with new reports that inflation may still be a problem, are investor celebrations premature? Amy Scott takes a look.
Posted In: Economy

All that glitters . . .

The price of gold has hit highs not seen in 25 years. So why isn't the jewelry industry celebrating? Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Investing

Mad cow? Bird flu? We've got a joke for you

A cow, a chicken and a pig walk into a bar. The bartender says, Can I see some ID? Amy Scott provides the punch line . . . .
Posted In: Health, Washington

Jeffrey's in the skillet

Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling will likely get up on the witness stand to defend himself at his conspiracy and fraud trial in Houston today. Amy Scott reports.


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