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

The secret life of discounts

It's sale mania out there. A look behind the method to all the discount madness this holiday season.
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Jaguars to L.A.: Hail Mary?

With stadium plans in motion, Los Angeles is wide open for a team. Could the Jacksonville Jaguars make the play?
Posted In: American Football, AEG, stadium, los angeles

Los Angeles Angels sign Albert Pujols

The heavy-hitter strikes a $254 million deal. Here's how the Angels plan to profit.
Posted In: baseball, MLB

Colleges taking careful approach to hiring coaches

In light of the recent scandals at Penn State and Syracuse, universities are taking more into consideration when hiring for their sports teams.
Posted In: college sports, Penn State

McDonald's keeps the happy in Happy Meals

The fast food giant finds a workaround to San Francisco's new toy law.
Posted In: McDonald's, Happy Meal

Who's to blame for tarmac delays?

The incidents of passengers getting stranded in a plane on the tarmac are actually down, thanks to steep new penalties enforced by the government. Airlines get the fines, but they may not be the only ones at fault.
Posted In: airline industry

Black Friday bonanza

It could be the biggest one yet. But will it pay off for retailers as much as consumers?
Posted In: Black Friday

OWN needs more O

Oprah will be back in January with her own show on her OWN network. It’s about time; OWN is in trouble and those troubles are reflected throughout the Oprah empire. Oprah needs Oprah like never before.
Posted In: Oprah Winfrey, OWN

HP gets activist on board

HP has announced activist shareholder Ralph Whitworth is taking a seat on its board. It’s proof that CEO Meg Whitman wasn’t kidding when she said she would make big changes at the tech firm.
Posted In: Hp

Workers fight back against early Black Friday openings

Big chain stores like Best Buy, Walmart and Target have plans to open on 'Black Thursday' this year, which has drawn backlash from workers.
Posted In: holiday shopping, holiday discounts, Black Friday


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