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Jenny Ament

Associate Producer

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Jenny Ament is an associate producer for Marketplace Weekend. She joined Marketplace in 2014, bringing a diverse background to her role.

Jenny’s work experience has taken her all over the world: from producing radio for a community station in Winnipeg and directing audio books in Atlanta, to serving as a Peace Corps volunteer, an English teacher in China and Oman, and a bartender in Egypt. Prior to her start at Marketplace, she most recently worked as an associate producer for CNN Radio and as a reporter for AM 1690.

A native of Alabama, Jenny enjoys talking to strangers and exploring different ways of life—all of which makes her a perfect fit for public radio.

Latest Stories from Jenny (71)

The Marketplace Quiz

Band El Vy takes the Marketplace Quiz

by Raghu Manavalan and Jenny Ament Dec 4, 2015
Brent Knopf from Menomena and Matt Berninger from The National teamed up recently to form El Vy and take our economics-inspired personality quiz.
El Vy members Brent Knopf and Matt Berninger.
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Uber-popular Rain Room artists talk money and patrons

by Adriene Hill and Jenny Ament Nov 13, 2015
Is art funded by a company branded content?

90s queen Lisa Loeb on the business behind the ABC song

by Adriene Hill and Jenny Ament Oct 30, 2015
Loeb talks about her transition into kid's music.

We three mayors

by Jenny Ament Oct 23, 2015
Different parts of the country. Different economies. Same jobs.

Catherine Hardwicke on Hollywood's gender bias

by Adriene Hill and Jenny Ament Oct 16, 2015
Hollywood is a heavily male industry.
Director Catherine Hardwicke arrives for the European premiere of "Miss You Already" at the Vue West End cinema in London's Leicester Square in September.
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Hidden homeless left out of the economic recovery

by Jenny Ament Oct 9, 2015
The economy is on the mend, but not for everyone.

Homeboy Industries helps former gang member start over

by Jenny Ament Oct 9, 2015
Javier Chavez now works as a mentor in Los Angeles.

My Money Story: Eustace Conway, off the grid

by Jenny Ament Oct 9, 2015
A look at a mountain man's relationship to money.

One dreaded question: What do you do?

by Jenny Ament Oct 9, 2015
Gaps in our employment change the way we think

Land a job with help from virtual reality

by Jenny Ament Oct 9, 2015
A virtual interviewer helps take the stress out of job interviews.

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