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Amy Scott

Senior Correspondent, Housing

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Amy Scott is Marketplace’s senior correspondent covering housing and the economy and a frequent guest host of our programs. She's based in Denver.

From 2010 to 2018 Amy was Marketplace's education correspondent, covering the business of education from pre-K-12 through higher ed and its role in economic mobility. In 2015, Amy completed the documentary film OYLER, about a Cincinnati public school fighting to break the cycle of poverty in its traditionally Urban Appalachian neighborhood. The film grew out of the year-long Marketplace series “One School, One Year,” which won a 2014 Gracie Award. OYLER has screened at film festivals around the country and was broadcast on public television in 2016.

In 2012, Amy 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.

Amy 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, Amy 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. Amy also won a Gracie Allen Award for feature reporting in 2006.

Before joining Marketplace, Amy worked as a reporter in Dillingham, Alaska, home to the world’s largest wild sockeye salmon run. A native of Colorado Springs, Colo., Amy 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.

Latest Stories from Amy (1,391)

Trump administration moves to weaken fair housing rule

by Amy Scott Oct 17, 2019
Some say the changes will make it harder for women and minorities to challenge housing discrimination.
Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
One School, One Year

Oyler School is helping more of its families become homeowners

by Amy Scott Oct 17, 2019
A partnership with Habitat for Humanity aims to double the ownership rate.
Habitat for Humanity bought these houses to renovate for families in Lower Price Hill.
Amy Scott/Marketplace
One School, One Year

Cincinnati's Oyler School tries to rebuild its neighborhood

by Amy Scott Oct 14, 2019
A new plan aims to create housing and jobs.
Cincinnati's Oyler School is on a mission to uplift not just its students, but its neighborhood.
Amy Scott/Marketplace

New rule could hurt home appraisal business

by Amy Scott Oct 9, 2019
Some 40% of home sales may no longer require appraisals.
A house for sale in Miami, Florida.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

What's making homebuilders so cheery?

by Amy Scott Sep 18, 2019
Lower mortgage rates should help more people buy new homes.
A construction crew works on a new house in Monterey Park, California, in March.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

When the mall "anchor" is a medical center

by Amy Scott Sep 13, 2019
More shopping centers are turning to non-retail tenants.
A Forever 21 store in Chicago in 2014.
Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for Forever 21

What you need to know about the Trump plan to set Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac free

by Kai Ryssdal and Amy Scott Sep 6, 2019
The White House released its plan to end government stewardship of the companies that control half of all mortgages in the U.S.
Freddie Mac headquarters in McLean, Virginia, in 2010.
Win McNamee/Getty Images

Ahead of IPO, WeWork reportedly slashes its valuation

by Amy Scott Sep 5, 2019
So why go public now?
A man walks into a WeWork office in Washington, D.C.
Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

What's next for Fannie and Freddie?

by Amy Scott Sep 4, 2019
A Trump administration plan for reform is expected soon.
A view of mortgage finance giant Fannie Mae as seen in 2006 in Washington, DC.
Alex Wong/Getty Images
Adventures in Housing

Introducing "Adventures in Housing"

by Amy Scott Aug 28, 2019
A series about how we live today. But to make it work, we need your input.
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