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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.

Latest Stories from Amy (1,355)

The SAT adds a new score: adversity

by Amy Scott May 16, 2019
It's an effort to keep the test relevant as schools try to improve their diversity.

With mortgage delinquencies at a low, can lenders afford to loosen up a bit?

by Amy Scott May 14, 2019
Consumer advocates say it's time to loosen restrictions imposed after the housing collapse.
A foreclosure sign.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Why housing is more expensive for earners at the bottom of the income ladder

by Liz Sanchez and Amy Scott May 13, 2019
A study explores the relationship between housing markets and income inequality.
Stephen Brashear/Getty Images for Redfin

When stories, rather than things, 'spark joy'

by Amy Scott and Bennett Purser May 13, 2019
Journalist Ann Friedman on finding the Holy Grail of estate sales and how possessions help to tell stories.
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The party balloon business rises, even without helium

by Amy Scott May 10, 2019
After all, air is free.
A Party City store is seen on May 10, 2019 in Miami, Florida.  Party City announced that it will shutter 45 stores in 2019 due to a global helium shortage.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

What our kitchens say about us

by Amy Scott May 8, 2019
Granite countertops are losing ground to quartz.
A display at Thurston Kitchen and Bath in Denver, Colo. features sprawling quartzite countertops.
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Is the strong economy creating credit score inflation?

by Amy Scott Apr 30, 2019
A 740 today may not mean the same thing as a decade ago.
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Homebuyers in expensive markets may finally get a break

by Amy Scott Apr 30, 2019
New data shows price growth has been slowing for nearly in a year in some markets.
A for sale sign is seen on a single family home January 30, 2008 in Vallejo, California.
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Keller Williams gets into the house-flipping business

by Amy Scott Apr 23, 2019
The brokerage takes on tech disruptors Zillow and Opendoor with instant offers on homes.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Homebuilders struggle during all-important spring season

by Amy Scott Apr 23, 2019
Homebuilders are facing a lot of headwinds as we head deeper into the spring season.
Real estate agents leave a home for sale during a broker open house on April 16, 2019 in San Francisco, California.
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