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Listen to the latest episode of "Marketplace" with Kai Ryssdal. Here

Amy Scott

Senior Correspondent, Housing

SHORT BIO

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 (1,426)

Amazon restricts reviews of "American Dirt"

by Amy Scott Jan 24, 2020
Comments on the controversial new book must be written by verified buyers, raising questions about the company’s influence on speech.
Daniel Roland/AFP via Getty Images

Rising home prices linked to slowing job growth in some cities

by Amy Scott Jan 23, 2020
Research suggests a decline in housing affordability can significantly reduce job growth.
Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

The rise of the high-rise

by Amy Scott Jan 21, 2020
As more and more people want the amenities of urban living, there's nowhere to build but up.
At 44 stories, Baltimore's new 414 Light Street is the tallest apartment building in Maryland.
Amy Scott/Marketplace

This year's New American Home is a $5.7 million "oasis"

by Amy Scott Jan 17, 2020
With climate and affordability crises, should there be so many new, big houses?
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Women are working more jobs than men. It's probably not a blip.

by Amy Scott Jan 10, 2020
For the first time since 2009, there are more women in the workforce than there are men.
Win McNamee/Getty Images

Retailers find value in their bricks and mortar

by Amy Scott Jan 7, 2020
Bed Bath & Beyond is the latest to sell stores ... only to lease them back.
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
Adventures in Housing

Adventures in Housing: The Caretaker

by Amy Scott Jan 6, 2020
If you're thinking cushy job with a free place to live, think again.
Craig Johnson (right) and his partner Carol Adams stand in front of the original hearth at Glen Fern in Philadelphia, PA.
Amy Scott/Marketplace

The decade in housing

by Amy Scott Dec 31, 2019
Out of one crisis and into another.
People look at a home for sale during an open house in April 2019 in San Francisco, California.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

The color of the year is a "corporate" shade

by Amy Scott Dec 26, 2019
Pantone has given its color of the year, "Classic Blue," its own soundtrack, tea and gin cocktail.
Pantone's Color of the Year for 2020 is classic blue.
Courtesy of Pantone
The Big Book

How Latino Immigrants "saved the American city"

by Amy Scott Dec 26, 2019
In his new book, A.K. Sandoval-Strausz argues that Latino Immigrants played a major role in urban revitalization.
Sidewalk street vendor Maria Rodriguez prepares a melon for a customer March 21, 2001 in Chicago's mainly Hispanic Little Village neighborhood. In his book, "Barrio America," A.K. Sandoval-Strausz makes the case that Latino Immigrants to neighborhoods like Little Village helped save America's cities.
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