Jenny Ament is an associate producer for Marketplace Weekend. She joined Marketplace in 2014, bringing a diverse background to her role.

Jenny’s work experience has taken her all over the world: from producing radio for a community station in Winnipeg and directing audio books in Atlanta, to serving as a Peace Corps volunteer, an English teacher in China and Oman, and a bartender in Egypt. Prior to her start at Marketplace, she most recently worked as an associate producer for CNN Radio and as a reporter for AM 1690.

A native of Alabama, Jenny enjoys talking to strangers and exploring different ways of life—all of which makes her a perfect fit for public radio.


Features by Jenny Ament

Uber-popular Rain Room artists talk money and patrons

Is art funded by a company branded content?
Posted In: Rain room, Patrons, money and art

90s queen Lisa Loeb on the business behind the ABC song

Loeb talks about her transition into kid's music.
Posted In: lisa loeb, 1994, nursery rhymes, reality bites

We three mayors

Different parts of the country. Different economies. Same jobs.
Posted In: mayor, state economies, budget

Hidden homeless left out of the economic recovery

The economy is on the mend, but not for everyone.
Posted In: homelessness, affordable housing, unemployement

Is the Internet taking us back in time? The return of handmade goods

Jody Rice is going back in time, to a different way of doing business.
Posted In: Etsy, online business, Jobs, Opinion
A demonstration of new virtual software helps prepare job-seekers for the interview process.

Land a job with help from virtual reality

A virtual interviewer helps take the stress out of job interviews.
Posted In: virtual reality, autism, dream job, job training

My Money Story: Eustace Conway, off the grid

A look at a mountain man's relationship to money.
Posted In: Eustace Conway, off the grid, Opinion

One dreaded question: What do you do?

Gaps in our employment change the way we think
Posted In: unemployement, gaps, Money


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