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

Oprah Winfrey's make or break moment

After months of troubles, the Oprah Winfrey Network starts its new season Monday with a whole lot to prove.
Posted In: Entertainment

Has the smartphone killed the point-and-shoot camera?

Apple's iPhone 4S has an improved camera from its predecessor. It's just the latest phone camera that could threaten the digital point-and-shoot industry.

Yahoo and ABC team up on news online

Yahoo gives ABC's original news programming 100 million new viewers -- but to keep those viewers, Yahoo needs original content like ABC's.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

Pistachio growers face vote to expand industry oversight

The market for pistachios has become an unlikely growth market. If growers in the U.S. vote to increase industry oversight, it could mean a bigger market for exports of the nut.
Posted In: Food

Family Dollar stores ramping up

Family Dollar beat fourth quarter expectations and plans to open up to 500 new outlets next year. The chain has a recipe for what it's doing.
Posted In: Retail

Amazon to debut its iPad competitor

Amazon's new Kindle could be the first serious competitor to Apple's popular tablet.

Sears turns to sublets

Sears, and sister store Kmart, take in roommates to help pay the rent.
Posted In: Retail

TV shows account for big part of Hollywood profits

Movies are getting more and more expensive to make. The biggest studios in Hollywood now turn to TV to make the most of their money, with profits coming in from advertisers, cable companies, and streaming services like Netflix.
Posted In: Entertainment

More Facebook changes include easier media sharing

At its annual developers conference today, Facebook is expected to announce greater integration of music and entertainment services.

Anemic demand for flu shots

Pharmacies and grocery stores sitting on too much stock
Posted In: Health

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