MPR Broadcast Journalist Series: Scott Tong
Learn firsthand from the Marketplace’s Sustainability Desk Correspondent Scott Tong
Date & Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
University of St. Thomas
Scott’s stories focus on energy, environment, natural resources and the global economy. Scott served as Marketplace China bureau chief from 2006-2010 and has reported from more than a dozen countries. He has contributed to special series on the 2017 globalization backlash; Water: The High Price of Cheap; Venezuela’s economic collapse; the rise of shareholder value and the Price of Profits; long-term U.S. job creation; the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami; the 2011 famine in the Horn of Africa; and the economics of one child in China.
His book, "A Village with My Name: A Family History of China’s Opening to the World" (University of Chicago Press, 12/2017) offers a long view of China’s opening to the West, told through the lives of five people across five generations in his own family.
Scott joined Marketplace in 2004, after working as a producer and off-air reporter for the PBS NewsHour, where he produced a mini-documentary series from Iraq in 2003. Scott received his bachelor’s degree in government from Georgetown University. He’s appeared on the PBS NewsHour, the Aspen Ideas Festival and TedxFoggybottom.
A native of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Tong now lives in Arlington, Va., with his wife and three children. He’s a soccer dad and bikes to work at a leisurely pace.
For over 20 years, Minnesota Public Radio's Broadcast Journalist Series commissions journalists and correspondents for a 24-hour residency four times a year, 2 in the fall and 2 in the spring each season. While here they share insights on their craft as well as on people and events. The Broadcast Journalist Series is an hour long live discussion with a visiting journalist and includes an audience Q&A. The interview is recorded for later broadcast on MPR News.
All events take place at the University of St. Thomas O'Shaughnessy Education Center and are free, but tickets must be reserved.