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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 (1,387)

What's making homebuilders so cheery?

by Amy Scott Sep 18, 2019
Lower mortgage rates should help more people buy new homes.
A construction crew works on a new house in Monterey Park, California, in March.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

When the mall "anchor" is a medical center

by Amy Scott Sep 13, 2019
More shopping centers are turning to non-retail tenants.
A Forever 21 store in Chicago in 2014.
Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for Forever 21

What you need to know about the Trump plan to set Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac free

by Kai Ryssdal and Amy Scott Sep 6, 2019
The White House released its plan to end government stewardship of the companies that control half of all mortgages in the U.S.
Freddie Mac headquarters in McLean, Virginia, in 2010.
Win McNamee/Getty Images

Ahead of IPO, WeWork reportedly slashes its valuation

by Amy Scott Sep 5, 2019
So why go public now?
A man walks into a WeWork office in Washington, D.C.
Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

What's next for Fannie and Freddie?

by Amy Scott Sep 4, 2019
A Trump administration plan for reform is expected soon.
A view of mortgage finance giant Fannie Mae as seen in 2006 in Washington, DC.
Alex Wong/Getty Images

Introducing "Adventures in Housing"

by Amy Scott Aug 28, 2019
A series about how we live today. But to make it work, we need your input.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Adventures in Housing: The ADU

by Amy Scott Aug 28, 2019
One Denver couple's "accessory dwelling unit" became their home.
Nate Jenkins and Stacie Ginkins-Jenkins built an "accessory dwelling unit" in their backyard in Denver.
Amy Scott/Marketplace

Proposed rule would mean fewer home appraisals

by Amy Scott Aug 26, 2019
If approved, the regulation would raise the threshold for required appraisals to transactions above $400,000.
A real estate agent tours a home for sale during a broker open house in San Francisco in April.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Will home price growth keep slowing?

by Amy Scott Aug 26, 2019
Lower mortgage rates change the buying equation.
A sign advertising a reduced price is seen in front of a home for sale in Richmond, California.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Home Depot blames lumber prices for drop in sales

by Amy Scott Aug 20, 2019
The company says that a better price for lumber is better for business.
A customer's lumber sits on a cart at a Home Depot store on in 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The company cited lumber price deflation as a reason it trimmed its outlook for 2019.
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