-- Scott Mayerowitz is a travel and business reporter with ABC News. Since joining ABC News in March 2007, Mayerowitz has reported on the subprime mortgage mess and the government's reaction to it, unemployment, high gas and oil prices, the travel industry and the spending habits of the superwealthy, be it megayachts or vacations that cost more than most people earn in a year.
He also detailed FedEx's massive operations right before the Christmas rush, visited a private island for sale in the Bahamas, toured a Minnesota wind farm, joined a competitive eater in trying to eat a 50-pound hamburger and has done first-person reviews of an airline offering $10 seats (it has since gone bankrupt) and an intercity bus with $1 fares.
His videos include a segment on a private island for sale in the Bahamas, the best summer jobs, commentary on Super Bowl commercials, discussion of a plan by the government to tax motorists on how miles they drive, a look at luxury car rentals that included driving a Lamborghini and a segment on cooking with the help of a video game.
Mayerowitz started his career in newspapers, working at The Providence Journal in Rhode Island. His beats there included state politics and the gambling industry. He has won awards from the Rhode Island Press Association for investigative and general news reporting.
Mayerowitz graduated from Wesleyan University with a bachelor's degree in government.