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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As Obama visits Mexico, the slippery topic of oil comes up

President Obama visits Mexico today and will hold talks with President Enrique Pena de Nieto. Among the likely topics: Mexico's vast oil and gas reserves. Production could increase with foreign funding, but that is a touchy move in Mexico.
Posted In: Mexico, Oil, trade
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Mexico's new president faces many challenges

Enrique Peña Nieto is now officially the country's new president, but he must tackle internal opponents and systemic issues of corruption and cronyism.
Posted In: Enrique Peña Nieto, Gulf of Mexico
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As U.S. pot laws evolve, some Mexicans question their policy

Recent votes to legalize marijuana in Colorado and Washington state have some Mexicans calling on their government to reconsider its drug policies.
Posted In: Mexico, drugs, war on drugs, marijuana, pot
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Mexico to announce official election results

Mexico announces the official results of its presidential election today. Preliminary results showed Enrique Peña Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party won the election, but the runner up is demanding a recount.
Posted In: Mexico, elections
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Mexicans hope new government brings better times

Mexico's youthful new president-elect belongs to a party that once oversaw stagnation. Mexicans hope things will be better this time around.
Posted In: Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto
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Mexicans hope new leader will help create jobs

Mexicans have picked a new president: Enrique Peña Nieto, with the Institutional Revolutionary Party -- known as the PRI. Voters tossed the party out 2000 after years of corruption and economic crisis, so why are they back?
Posted In: Mexico, elections
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Mexican economy poised to grow after election

In Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto of Institutional Revolutionary Party has taken the presidency. He inherits an economy that's on the upswing, and Americans may soon be buying a lot more "Made in Mexico" goods.
Posted In: Mexico, elections, manufacturing
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A Mexican town tries out its own currency

The town of Espinal in Southwest Mexico uses its own currency, the tumin, as well as the peso. Some say this boosts the local economy.
Posted In: Mexico, currency
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What small tax cheats can cost the government

You have until midnight tonight to file your taxes with the IRS. And if you're thinking about deducting a phony business lunch or padding your mileage -- you're not alone.
Posted In: Taxes
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Home business tax dodgers beware!

Marketplace's Jennifer Collins reports that home business owners who haven't paid taxes on their sales risk a contretemps with the IRS.
Posted In: Taxes, tax, Entrepreneurship

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