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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

What's Amazon without its books?

The company may have started as a book retailer, but now it's grown into so much more.

News Corp. on the grill

Rupert Murdoch faces shareholders at today's annual meeting in Los Angeles
Posted In: Law

Insured, uninsured wait for treatment at free clinic

From allergic reactions to cracked teeth, thousands crowded the Los Angeles Arena to receive free medical care. But many people who showed up aren't covered for all the care they need.
Posted In: Health

Lousy economy turning up in advertising

In an effort to connect with consumers, advertisers reference the struggling economy in their pitches. But there are risks.

The return of the impulse buy

Retailers mix old approaches and new technologies so consumers can make quick decisions
Posted In: Retail

Samsung and Apple in patent battle

Apple is suing Samsung for creating lookalike products. Samsung is suing back. Who will win?

Vitamins: More not better

A new study says too many vitamins and minerals could be harmful.
Posted In: Health

Netflix calls it quits for Qwikster

Netflix pulled the plug on the DVD-only service before it ever got off the ground.

Reality TV show to follow medical marijuana dispensary

Medical marijuana brings in as much as $1.3 billion in sales in California. And it may soon generate revenue for the entertainment industry. St...
Posted In: marijuana, News Brief

U.S. eyes medical marijuana industry

A Department of Justice announcement today indicates a shift to target dispensaries.

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