Jennifer Collins is a reporter for the Marketplace portfolio of programs.  She is based in Los Angeles, where she covers media, retail, the entertainment industry and the West Coast.

Collins joined Marketplace in 2007 as an assistant producer and spent an additional two-and-a-half years directing and producing Marketplace Morning Report.

Collins likes the challenge of preparing for an interview, the thrill of a good conversation and the pleasure of learning something new every day.

Prior to Marketplace, Collins reported for newspapers in Ore., Ala. and Cambodia.

Collins received her bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University and attended Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, receiving honors in radio. She speaks some Spanish, French, Khmer and Arabic.

A native of Samish Island, Wash., (where Collins drove a farming combine for three summers in high school, harvesting peas) she currently lives in Los Angeles where she can be found scrambling up hillsides and running through the streets, as well as showing movies in her backyard for her neighbors in Hollywood.

Features By Jennifer Collins

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Emerging countries are developing 'western' diseases

Greater affluence in emerging economies has produced a surge in the incidence of diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Posted In: Health
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Actual consumer sentiment difficult to measure

One indicator of the overall economy's well-being comes from consumer sentiment. But it can be a hard thing to measure and predict.
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Targets swings high and lo

Designer meets deep discounts in a strategic double play.
Posted In: Retail
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Microsoft to unveil new operating system

It's expected to be able to run across different platforms -- PC, tablet, smartphone -- which could make it very attractive to developers.
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State park lovers look to Coke for funding

Corporate online contests generate mania -- and maybe a few sales.
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Retailers overwhelmed by daily deal sites

Millions of consumers are buying into the online daily deal craze. But how are businesses faring, as new sites compete to offer their deals?
Posted In: Retail
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Pop-up store trend could be on its way out

When vacant store-fronts became an epidemic across the country in recent years, many retailers opted for temporary, pop-up versions of their stores. Now, that pop-up bubble may have burst.
Posted In: Retail
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Amazon's jobs power play

The Internet retailer promises California 7,000 new jobs in exchange for one little ole tax loophole -- maybe not so little.
Posted In: Jobs
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A new look for Superman and other superheroes: What do you think?

Comic book trackers say Superman - and his red briefs - first hit comic books in 1938 in the Action Comics title. The book tells the origin story...
Posted In: comics, picture this
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Holy wardrobe change, Batman!

DC Comics gives Caped Crusader, Superman, and other superheroes a makeover. New looks and new storylines are meant to attract a new generation of comic book fans.

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