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



Zoellick: Central bankers not cutting it

World Bank President Robert Zoellick says central bankers around the globe haven't addressed risks when it comes to regulating the economy. He'll talk financial reform control in a speech today at Johns Hopkins University. Jennifer Collins reports.

Small swap deals get radio sales power

If you think Craigslist or eBay are entertaining places to hock or buy wares, how about radio? Jennifer Collins previews shows around the country which provide an on-air yard sale. Also, she's selling some microphones in good condition.
Posted In: Entertainment

Solar energy gains ground in Florida

Gainesville, Fla. is the first city in the country to adopt a new solar incentive program, making it profitable for an average person or business to put up solar panels and begin feeding power back to the grid. Jennifer Collins reports.

Roughing it is not what it used to be

If you're pinched for a stay in a luxury hotel suite this vacation, why not try a luxury stay outdoors? Between multi-room tents and propane ovens, first-time campers are getting the good life at a discount. Jennifer Collins reports.
Posted In: Health, Travel

GM awaits to find what path it'll take

A judge will decide whether General Motors will be taking a short cut through bankruptcy, or a long and winding road. Jennifer Collins reports.
Posted In: Auto

Plug-in hybrids have electric appeal

Car makers are starting to roll out plug-in hybrids that rely solely on the battery and power grid. But to understand how to get the most out of an all-electric vehicle, pay attention to how they're driven. Jennifer Collins reports.
Posted In: Auto

Mini luxuries can mean big payoff

Luxury brands are finding it profitable to think small for products ranging from cigars to perfume bottles. Jennifer Collins reviews some of last year's successful launches and why they sold so well.
Posted In: Retail

New tech keeps grocery losses in check

New technology is helping to prevent grocery stores from racking up losses at the checkout counter. Jennifer Collins reports.
Posted In: Food, Retail

Californians facing landmark decisions

As California voters prepare for a special election next week to try to balance their state's budget, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is proposing putting a few state landmarks up for sale. Jennifer Collins reports.
Posted In: Housing

Low oil demand doesn't drive gas down

U.S. demand for oil has been low for the past few months. But with the price of a barrel of crude near $60, what will that mean for gas prices? Jennifer Collins reports.
Posted In: Oil


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