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Marketplace

Jennifer Collins

Reporter, Marketplace

SHORT BIO

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.

Latest Stories from Jennifer (316)

High gas prices hurt station owners too

by Jennifer Collins Apr 5, 2012
Widely fluctuating gasoline prices is just one indication that high gas prices are as a much a problem for independent station owners as they are for consumers.

Atlantic City revels in new casino

by Jennifer Collins Apr 2, 2012
Revel is the first casino to open in Atlantic City in nearly a decade. Will the $2.4 billion complex revive the city’s fortunes?

Golf's 'grass ceiling' on women

by Jennifer Collins Mar 30, 2012
The Master's tournament tees off next week at the exclusive Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. It's tradition that CEOs of major tournaments sponsors are invited to join the all-male club. Thing is, the CEO of a major sponsor IBM…

Mega Millions brings windfall to states, too

by Jennifer Collins Mar 30, 2012
The states collect income tax on record lottery.

Best Buy puts the lid on big boxes

by Jennifer Collins Mar 29, 2012
As more shoppers move online, the chain has been caught with too many stores and not enough customers. So, Best Buy will close a slew of its big box stores and open many smaller ones.

Could BlackBerry be flattened?

by Jennifer Collins Mar 28, 2012
Earnings report from Research in Motion, parent company of BlackBerry, may be a cliffhanger.
Food and Drink

Would you spend $15 for a burger?

by Jennifer Collins Mar 22, 2012
A Los Angeles high-end burger chain is looking to expand east.

Tracking ad consumption online and off

by Jennifer Collins Mar 20, 2012
Nielsen's new cross-platform service brings together two worlds - TV and online - and gives advertisers a better sense of who's watching.

Apple wants to buy your old iPad

by Jennifer Collins Mar 16, 2012
Apple is willing to buy older iPads from customers who will upgrade to the latest model. Customers get store credit, and Apple gets part of the resale market.

The potential threat to Pinterest users

by Jennifer Collins Mar 15, 2012
The growing social network addresses copyright issues.