Scott Tong
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Correspondent

Scott Tong is a correspondent for Marketplace’s Sustainability Desk, with a focus on energy, environment, resources, climate, supply chain and the global economy.

Scott services the complete portfolio of Marketplace programming and has reported on several special series, including long-term U.S. job creation, U.N. climate talks in Cancun, Mexico, the Japan earthquake and tsunami, the BP oil spill’s one-year anniversary, and famine in the Horn of Africa. He has reported from more than a dozen countries.

Scott joined Marketplace in 2004, serving most recently as the China bureau chief in Shanghai from 2007 to 2010. While there, he reported on a special series on the economics of one-child and the 30th anniversary of the one-child policy in China, the Beijing Olympics, the food safety scares in 2007, labor strikes, slave labor, child lead poisoning and baby-selling in China’s international adoption program.

Prior to joining Marketplace, Scott worked as a producer and off-air reporter at PBS Newshour with Jim Lehrer for seven years, where he produced a special series from Iraq in 2003. Scott received his bachelor’s degree in government from Georgetown University.

A native of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Tong now lives in Arlington, Va., with his wife and three children. He’s an acknowledged soccer dad, and he enjoys cooking, cycling (he bikes to work on a regular basis) and running slowly.

 

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