Scott Tong is a former correspondent for Marketplace. He reported on sustainability issues (energy, climate, environment, resources) for Marketplace, as well as the U.S.-China technology relationship, frequently described as “fraught.” He is Marketplace’s former China bureau chief.
What was your first job?
English-language audiotape (yes, tape) voice-over work. Sixth grade.Taiwan.
What advice do you wish someone had given you before you started this career?
Show up an hour before the interview.
Fill in the blank: Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you ______.
Gas for kid carpools; Washington Capitals hockey tickets.
What is something that everyone should own, no matter how much it costs?
Smoker (plus wooden slotted spoon).
What’s your most memorable Marketplace moment?
Sneaking into Burma for twenty bucks.