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

CBS taps Charlie Rose, Gayle King for 'Early Show'

Rose, a long-time PBS figure, and King, best known for her Oprah connection, will become new regulars on the morning show, The New York Times reports
Posted In: CBS, television, Charlie Rose, Gayle King

Tax incentives for vet job growth

Next week, the House will take up a bill that would offer incentives for employers who hire out-of-work veterans.
Posted In: Jobs

Thursday is the new black

Walmart moved Black Friday up to Thursday night. Some dedicated shoppers must now choose between Thanksgiving dinner and bargain hunting.
Posted In: Retail

Television's new reality show

Is it a GOP debate or an episode of "Jersey Shore"? It's getting hard to tell.

Attention Walmart shoppers!

It's just the beginning of November, but Walmart and other retailers are already trying to get a head start on holiday season shopping with a big sale three weeks before Black Friday.
Posted In: Retail

'X Factor' and Twitter team up

The reality show competition will allow viewers to vote using direct Twitter messages. The show hopes to attract a bigger audience audience, and entice advertisers.

Neiman Marcus a little bit less exclusive

The high-end department store starts accepting Visa and Mastercard in hopes of attracting a younger, broader customer base.
Posted In: Retail

The business of Halloween

Some are finding business and money-making opportunities in usually D.I.Y. Halloween festivities.

Volkswagen on course for profitable year

But could the German automaker be in danger of over-expanding?
Posted In: Auto

Do job fairs work?

Today, thousands of people are expected to participate in a job fair in one of Southern California's counties hardest-hit by the economic downturn. So how effective are job fairs?
Posted In: Jobs

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