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 Baltimore.

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<em> </em>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<em> </em>Marketplace<em> </em>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.

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Mad cow? Bird flu? We've got a joke for you

Apr 7, 2006
A cow, a chicken and a pig walk into a bar. The bartender says, Can I see some ID? Amy Scott provides the punch line . . . .

New port security rules proposed

Apr 5, 2006
The House and Senate are considering legislation that would require all cargo containers entering the country to be screened for radioactive material. Amy Scott reports.

Abramoff to learn his fate

Mar 29, 2006
Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff will learn his fate in the first of two criminal cases against him in Miami today. He could get up to seven years in prison for charges related to the purchase of a casino cruise line. Amy Scott reports.

The Fed is in session

Mar 27, 2006
The Federal Open Market Committee holds its first meeting today under new leader Ben Bernanke. The Fed Chairman might be new, but analysts expect more of the same when it comes to interest rates. Amy Scott reports.

Wall Street policing Wall Street

Mar 9, 2006
Critics and supporters of efforts to facilitate Wall Street's practice of regulating itself are expected to turn out at a Senate Banking Committee hearing today. Amy Scott reports.

Harrah's company benefits

Feb 20, 2006
Casino operator Harrah's plans to throw a benefit concert today to help employees left jobless by Hurricane Katrina. Amy Scott reports that the effort is rare in corporate philanthropy.

Little pump relief in sight

Feb 17, 2006
Although the price of crude oil has fallen from a record $71 a barrel to below $60, Amy Scott reports that we shouldn't expect to see much relief at the pump.

China meets the Big Apple

Jan 25, 2006
One of China's first private companies, Beijing Vantone Real Estate, has signed a deal to lease the top five floors of the first new building at Ground Zero since 9/11. Finding tenants for 7 World Trade Center had been difficult, but as Amy Scott reports, the company hopes the location will be a magnet for Chinese businesspeople.

The reliability of computerized exchanges

Jan 20, 2006
While the NASDAQ and the Japanese stock market attempt to sort out the computer glitches that have disrupted trading recently, some market watchers are starting to question the headlong rush to computerized trading. Amy Scott reports.

When good brands go bad

Jan 19, 2006
Daimler-Chrysler has already been fingered in the Iraq oil-for-food scandal. Now a German magazine reveals that company officials paid kickbacks to sell cars at inflated prices in Nigeria. How might these scandals affect the company's sales and impact its image? Amy Scott reports.