Jon Collins


I’ve worked as a digital and radio reporter for Minnesota Public Radio News since January 2012. In addition to daily reporting on everything from crime to baby zoo animals, I’ve done sustained reporting about the state’s opioid overdose epidemic and helped create a podcast called 74 Seconds, which won a Peabody Award and top honors at the Third Coast International Audio Festival.

I currently focus on criminal justice for the MPR News Race, Class and Communities team. Send me tips if there's something we should know about!

I’m a former board member of the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors.

(Header image is the intersection of Lake Street and Chicago Avenue in south Minneapolis; Courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society)