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 (316)

Disney digests a movie bomb with 'John Carter'

Mar 12, 2012
After a lackluster opening weekend, "John Carter" is on track to be a huge money loser. Disney could be facing a loss of $100 million or more.

Got an iPad 2 for sale?

Mar 7, 2012
Apple announces its new iPad. Here's what to do with the old one.

Apple's latest announcement expected today

Mar 7, 2012
As Apple makes a big announcement in the U.S., it may take some of the heat off the company for labor conditions at its suppliers in China and the lack of American jobs it creates.

Giving up Google for a day

Mar 2, 2012
Our reporter attempts to avoid using the search engine, and finds its influence is almost everywhere.

Facebook announces its mobile marketing plan

Mar 1, 2012
Marketers descended on Facebook's first one-day conference yesterday to find out what the social network has in store. Facebook announced that for the first time its getting into mobile marketing.

Rain, fire, Twitter make winning formula for NASCAR

Feb 28, 2012
A tweeting driver and rain delays help boost the profile of NASCAR at the Daytona 500.

Bloomie's new calling card

Feb 24, 2012
Taking its cue from grocery stores and drug stores, Bloomingdale's will offer a loyalty card that is not tied to a store credit card. The cards go to shoppers, but the department store chain may reap the biggest rewards.

Searching search engines for the sound of music

Feb 23, 2012
X5 is a giant in digital classical music. And it got there by scouring the Internet to find out what you're looking for, then building it.

Credit agencies and debt collectors to get federal scrutiny

Feb 16, 2012
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is proposing to add the three major credit bureaus and debt colletion companies to the list of businesses the federal agency can now oversee.

When is a rental also a test drive?

Feb 16, 2012
Toyota revs up its sales to U.S. car rental companies in an attempt to overcome years of problems that kept consumers away.