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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

CES: Ad agencies invade the geek playground

For marketers this year, the Consumer Electronics Show is the place to be.
Posted In: Consumer Electronics Show, CES, advertising, marketing

The Future of Television: The way we watch

As TVs get smarter and viewing goes mobile, there's a battle on to bring entertainment to every screen.
Posted In: television, Internet, cable TV, tv

Small businesses turn to outsourcing for growth

One thing we'll be hearing a lot about this election year is ways to grow the economy. Small businesses are looking for their share of the action, but could that have unintended consequences?
Posted In: Small Business, import export, outsourcing

Mid-day Extra: Another dose of reality TV

A new magazine will feature only news about reality television stars. Will it succeed competing against all the other publications at newsstands?
Posted In: reality tv, tv, magazines

A magazine for fans who take reality seriously

Reality Weekly will take you into the lives of the people who have already taken you into their lives on reality TV. Yes, even more about Kim Kardashian.
Posted In: reality tv, Entertainment, Kim Kardashian

San Francisco minimum wage is first to top $10

One industry -- restaurants -- feels the city's minimum wage policy especially hard.
Posted In: minimum wage, restaurants, San Francisco

Stores offer many happy non-returns

Some post-holiday shoppers today will take advantage of a little-known policy at several stores that offers money back on items purchased before Christmas that have since been discounted
Posted In: Retail, sales

Super Bowl XLVI goes mobile

Multi-viewing sports fans charge your gadgets. NBC, Verizon and the NFL are joining forces to live-stream the big game.
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Theater owners' 'Mission: Impossible'

Boosting the box office after "Avatar"'s banner year.
Posted In: movies, film, hollywood, Entertainment

The rise of the everywhere mall

Retailers and mobile apps are making it easier for consumers to shop anywhere and everywhere this holiday season.
Posted In: Retail, holiday shopping

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