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



Kimberly-Clark takes hit on Huggies

The consumer goods giant reported a steep drop in profits last quarter because of rising costs. Diapers suffer a double inflationary whammy.
Posted In: Retail

Amazon "cloud" server problems persist

Two days of service interruption by Amazon's giant server network show how many companies depend on "cloud computing."

Are French fries a victim of the economy?

Sales of frozen fries to restaurants are down.
Posted In: Food

Study reveals going green is considered "girly"

Marketing for green initiatives has been primarily aimed at female heads of households. The advertising isn't reaching a major part of the population.

Expired patents mean big losses for Big Pharma

With drugs now going generic faster than new ones getting developed, some analysts predict big pharmaceutical companies will report the worst drop in quarterly profits in years.
Posted In: Health

Who can replace Oprah -- and nab her audience?

Replacing Oprah Winfrey won't be easy. Trying to grab her loyal daytime-afternoon audience may be more difficult.
Posted In: Entertainment

Rooster feathers prized by fishermen are now popular in hair salons

Competition between anglers and stylists threatens a shortage of rooster feathers. Producers look to boost supply.
Posted In: Agriculture

Foreign income to lift U.S. corporate profits

As earnings season begins, global operations are expected to boost bottom lines at U.S. companies. But do those profits fuel U.S. economic growth?
Posted In: Economy

NFL advertisers prepare backup plans in case of lockout

Professional football brings in nearly 4 percent of all TV advertising in the U.S. So what will happen in the event of an NFL lockout?

Southwest checks planes after safety scare

The airline is checking its planes after a hole appeared in one of its jets in flight. Some now question Southwest's fast-turnaround operations.
Posted In: Airlines


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