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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 (1,413)

Paul Volcker's battle against inflation pushed interest rates up to 20%

by Amy Scott Dec 9, 2019
Getting a loan in the early 1980s was a lot more expensive than today. That was the point.
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker testifies before the Joint Economic Committee May 14, 2008 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
Win McNamee/Getty Images

Mortgage rates and the Federal Reserve, explained

by Amy Scott Dec 9, 2019
Here's why long-term interest rates don't always move with the Fed.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
The Season

How inflatable holiday decorations took over the front yard

by Amy Scott Dec 6, 2019
It all goes back to a singing fish on a plaque.
Robbie Mamula calls his annual holiday display in Severn, Maryland, "Mamulaville."
Amy Scott/Marketplace

Congress investigates substandard military housing

by Amy Scott Dec 3, 2019
Two hearings this week are the latest in an ongoing probe of privatized housing.
The main gate at the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base in 2006 in Oceanside, California.
Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images

Your local airport could be getting a gym soon

by Andie Corban and Amy Scott Nov 28, 2019
There's growing demand for more health conscious airports, according to Alison Sider of the Wall Street Journal.
Some frequent fliers say they'd hit the gym during layovers.
Jack Taylor/Getty Images

“Decade of Fire” shows how the people of the Bronx saved their neighborhood

by Amy Scott and Bennett Purser Nov 28, 2019
Landlords attempted to destroy the South Bronx in the 1970s with racist housing policies and worse. But the community fought back.
Robert Foster and a woman moving beams on Kelly Street.  Foster is the former the executive director of Banana Kelly, which rehabilitated South Bronx apartment buildings into affordable and livable housing.
Courtesy Eric Wingate

Farmgirl Flowers' limited "menu" approach is a blooming success

by Amy Scott and Daisy Palacios Nov 28, 2019
CEO Christina Stembel was turned down more than a hundred times for capital before deciding to use her own money and strategy.
Christina Stembel is founder and CEO of Farmgirl Flowers.
Courtesy of Farmgirl Flowers

Are affordable houses making a comeback?

by Amy Scott Nov 26, 2019
Analysts say smaller, cheaper houses are on the horizon.
A "price reduced" sign on a home for sale in Royal Oak, Michigan.
Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

Why are Americans moving less and less?

by Amy Scott Nov 22, 2019
Census numbers show lowest the mobility rate on record.
David McNew/Getty Images

With an eye on social media, Coty takes a majority stake in Kylie Cosmetics

by Amy Scott Nov 18, 2019
The deal highlights the rising importance of influencers to the beauty business.
Kylie Cosmetics on display at Ulta beauty on November 18, 2019 in New York City. Kylie Cosmetics has sold a controlling stake to Coty Inc for a reported $600 Million.
David Dee Delgado/Getty Images

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