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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Can Piers Morgan draw an audience?

The British tabloid journalist and American reality star will be taking over Larry King's mantle. CNN is hoping that Morgan's more acerbic style will bring back viewers.
Posted In: Entertainment
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Mattel and MGA continue legal battle over Bratz

Mattel won ownership over California company MGA of the Bratz dolls in 2008, but an appeals court reversed that ruling last year. Now they're fighting over whether one stole trade secrets. In the meantime, Bratz are losing their popularity. Jennifer Collins reports.
Posted In: Law
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The Onion takes its satire to TV

The Onion -- best known as a news parody website and publication -- is launching a sports satire TV show on Comedy Central tonight. Jennifer Collins reports on how the jokes will fare on air.
Posted In: Entertainment
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For-profit schools are struggling

For-profit schools like the University of Phoenix used to be very successful, but thanks to new regulations on recruiting and high student loans, the schools are struggling to enroll students. Jennifer Collins reports.
Posted In: Education
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Verizon expected to announce iPhone coverage

Verizon is expected to announce that it too will carry the iPhone. Apple introduced the iPhone four years ago, and until now had an exclusive contract with AT&T. Jennifer Collins reports.
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The revival of rayon

Commodities prices have been rising, and the upwards costs of cotton have forced some clothes designers to return to a trend of the '70s and '80s: rayon. The fabric does have other benefits, though. Jennifer Collins reports.
Posted In: Retail
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Motorola splits in two

Motorola is about to split into two companies, and it could mean better business for both. Jennifer Collins reports.
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Netflix gets a button on the remote control

Netflix announced today that remote controls for certain TVs will soon come equipped with a big red button of its logo to directly access its video streaming service. What other buttons and technology could follow?
Posted In: Internet
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More campus stores selling more than books

With online competitors like Amazon, college bookstores are moving towards being just stores. Along with their course reading list, students at some universities can pick up a new phone and lunch at their campus stores.
Posted In: Education, Retail
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Tablets will be hottest gadgets at the Consumer Electronics show

Las Vegas is set to host one of the largest gadget tradeshows of the year -- Consumer Electronics show. This year's top trend? Beating how the Apple iPad.

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