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.

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Property owners unable to collect rent are struggling to pay their own bills.
Small landlords are finding themselves on the edge of a financial cliff.
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Biden extends mortgage forbearance, foreclosure relief programs

Feb 17, 2021
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Maryland passes new tax on internet advertising

Feb 12, 2021
The tax targets tech giants like Google, Facebook and Amazon and will raise an estimated $250 million. But a legal fight is likely.
The tax is aimed at tech giants like Google, Facebook and Amazon.
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Facing "grim" outlook, construction industry awaits Biden infrastructure plan

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The new administration is expected to unveil a $2 trillion proposal this month.
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Are we in a housing bubble?

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Prices are soaring, but economists expect market conditions to change.
Is the price surge a blip? Many economists say the market conditions behind it are temporary.
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Pandemic home improvement can lead to remodelers' remorse

Jan 28, 2021
All this time at home has a lot of us rethinking our living spaces — with sometimes regrettable results.
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Biden acts on evictions, foreclosures, but long-term housing crisis looms

Jan 25, 2021
But how much can the federal government do about affordability?
Demonstrators at the Cancel Rent and Mortgages rally in Minneapolis in June. The U.S. faces a housing shortage and affordability crisis.
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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.'s fair housing legacy

Jan 18, 2021
Amid the public outrage that followed King's assassination, President Johnson pushed Congress to pass the legislation in King's honor.
Congress passed the Fair Housing Act after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in 1968, as a way of honoring him. Above, King addresses a meeting in Chicago in 1966.
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Trump administration ends push to restructure Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Jan 15, 2021
A plan to return the mortgage giants to private control was complicated by the pandemic's economic risks.
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An archaeological dig in urban Baltimore reveals a forgotten past

Jan 7, 2021
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