Amy Scott

Host & Senior Correspondent, Housing


Amy Scott is the host of “How We Survive,” Marketplace's climate solutions podcast, and a senior correspondent covering housing, climate and the economy. She is also a frequent guest host of Marketplace programs.

Since 2001, Amy has held many roles at Marketplace and covered many beats, from the culture of Wall Street to education and housing. Her reporting has taken her to every region of the country as well as Egypt, Dubai and Germany.  Her 2015 documentary film, “Oyler,” about a Cincinnati public school fighting to break the cycle of poverty in its traditionally urban Appalachian neighborhood, has screened at film festivals internationally and was broadcast on public television in 2016. She's currently at work on a film about a carpenter's mission to transform an abandoned block in west Baltimore into a community of Black women homeowners.

Amy has won several awards for her reporting, including a SABEW Best in Business podcast award in 2023, Gracie awards for outstanding radio series in 2013 and 2014 and an Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting in 2012. Before joining Marketplace, Amy worked as a reporter in Dillingham, Alaska, home to the world’s largest wild sockeye salmon run. These days she's based in Baltimore.

Latest Stories (1,661)

NYC transit strike

Dec 20, 2005
The Big Apple is now dealing with a major transit strike. Amy Scott reports on the enormous costs to local businesses, and how they're coping.

Liberty bonds

Dec 6, 2005
Congress is considering modeling Gulf Coast reconstruction partly on Lower Manhattan's post-9/11 redevelopment efforts. Amy Scott looks at how successful the Liberty Bond program has been in redeveloping New York's downtown.

Sometimes low prices. Sometimes.

Nov 22, 2005
A new report out shows Wal-Mart often fails to charge an item's listed price at the checkout counter. Amy Scott reports.

It's a dangerous world we live in...

Nov 18, 2005
Here we go again. A New York woman is suing Dunkin' Donuts, saying she suffered second- and third-degree burns when her coffee tray fell over. And she's asking for $15 million. Amy Scott reports.

Businesses look to rein in USAPATRIOT Act

Nov 17, 2005
The House is expected to vote today on changes to the USAPATRIOT act that would restrict the ability of federal officials to seize business records in terrorism investigations. Amy Scott reports.

Workforce report released

Nov 9, 2005
A report out today from the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education predicts personal income will fall, along with the number of Americans with high school and college diplomas, if current demographic trends continue. Amy Scott reports.

Visa may go IPO

Nov 4, 2005
Apparently looking to match rival MasterCard, Visa has installed a new board of directors that many observers say may lead to an eventual public stocking offering. Amy Scott reports.

Settlements for Biased Advice

Nov 3, 2005
The administrator of a $440 million restitution fund set up in the wake of a landmark Wall Street settlement for tainted and biased analyst research reports a high number of claims. Amy Scott has more.

Breaking in on Wall Street

Oct 25, 2005
This summer a new crop of female MBAs and college graduates entered the securities workforce. What makes them want to join a profession with such a bad reputation for workplace equality? Amy Scott reports.

Goodbye rabbit ears

Oct 20, 2005
Today the Senate Commerce Committee is expected to take up legislation that would move network TV transmissions from analog to digital. Amy Scott reports.