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 (71)

One dreaded question: What do you do?

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

Bob Forrest's long comeback

Sep 25, 2015
Mistakes were made, but the musician now has a down-to-earth attitude about money.

Inventor Quintron turns weather into sound

Sep 18, 2015
Wind, rain, sun and temperature play the Weather Warlock.

Bill Nye on what science knowledge is worth

Sep 18, 2015
Wish you'd paid closer attention in science class?

The Flora Bama bar does business on the state line

Sep 11, 2015
Walking from Alabama to Florida was convenient way to buy liquor in 1964.

Documenting art on the US-Mexico border

Sep 11, 2015
Stefan Falke photographs the vibrant culture along the 2,000-mile divide.

Breaking down the price of oil

Sep 3, 2015
Gas prices are not as easy to calculate as you might think.

Joseph Kim's escape from North Korea

Aug 28, 2015
He came from one of the most isolated economies in the world to the U.S.

Leah Chase’s 65 years in the same New Orleans kitchen

Aug 21, 2015
The 92-year-old chef still shouts orders at Dooky Chase's Restaurant.

Trombone Shorty visits his childhood home

Aug 21, 2015
Troy started performing as a child in a family and neighborhood of musicians.