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.

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Features by Jennifer Collins

High gas prices hurt station owners too

Widely fluctuating gasoline prices is just one indication that high gas prices are as a much a problem for independent station owners as they are for consumers.
Posted In: gas prices

Atlantic City revels in new casino

Revel is the first casino to open in Atlantic City in nearly a decade. Will the $2.4 billion complex revive the city’s fortunes?
Posted In: casinos, Atlantic City, gambling

Golf's 'grass ceiling' on women

The Master's tournament tees off next week at the exclusive Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. It's tradition that CEOs of major tournaments sponsors are invited to join the all-male club. Thing is, the CEO of a major sponsor IBM is a woman.
Posted In: Golf, IBM, women CEOs

Mega Millions brings windfall to states, too

The states collect income tax on record lottery.
Posted In: lottery

Best Buy puts the lid on big boxes

As more shoppers move online, the chain has been caught with too many stores and not enough customers. So, Best Buy will close a slew of its big box stores and open many smaller ones.
Posted In: Best Buy, big box

Could BlackBerry be flattened?

Earnings report from Research in Motion, parent company of BlackBerry, may be a cliffhanger.
Posted In: Blackberry, rim, Research in Motion, smartphone

Would you spend $15 for a burger?

A Los Angeles high-end burger chain is looking to expand east.
Posted In: Food, umami, burger

Tracking ad consumption online and off

Nielsen's new cross-platform service brings together two worlds - TV and online - and gives advertisers a better sense of who's watching.
Posted In: advertising, online advertising, nielsen

Apple wants to buy your old iPad

Apple is willing to buy older iPads from customers who will upgrade to the latest model. Customers get store credit, and Apple gets part of the resale market.
Posted In: apple, iPad

The potential threat to Pinterest users

The growing social network addresses copyright issues.
Posted In: Pinterest, copyright, legal, Internet

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