Adriene Hill is a senior multimedia reporter for the Marketplace sustainability desk, with a focus on consumer issues and the individual relationship to sustainability and the environment. 

Hill joined Marketplace in 2010 and helped cover the BP oil spill as well as work on one ofMarketplace’s most successful and popular online features “Future Jobs-O-Matic.”  Hill’s biggest job satisfaction is being able to ask really smart people all sorts of questions.

Prior to joining Marketplace, Hill worked at WBEZ (Chicago Public Radio) first as an intern, then producer of the local show Eight Forty-Eight, then news desk editor and reporter. 

Hill has received numerous awards for her contribution to a project she worked on at WBEZ called “Inside & Out.” They include: Associated Press Illinois – Best Investigative Series and Best Series/Documentary; Lisagor awards – Online Investigative Reporting and Public Affairs Programming; Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi – Public Service Award; RTDNA Murrow Awards – Best Continuing Coverage; and PRNDI National – Best Multi-Media Presentation, First Place Enterprise/Investigative, First Place Series.

Hill is a graduate of Amherst College where she was a double major and earned her bachelor’s degree in political science and economics. She also received her master’s degree in political science from Northwestern University.

A native of Celo, N.C., Hill currently resides in Los Angeles where the weather is really as good as people say it is. In her spare time, she likes to hike, cook and sew.

Features By Adriene Hill

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Despite stock market gains, an uneven recovery

The markets are faring well and hitting record highs. Does that mean retirement accounts have fully recovered?
Posted In: recovery, stock market, Retirement
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'When work feels overwhelming, remember you're going to die' and other uplifting greetings

Plenty of disgruntled workers have discovered Someecards.com -- a funny greeting card site where snarky messages express everything you're thinking, but would never say aloud. The card's
Posted In: Work, workplace
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Advice for your awkward workplace dilemmas

Clashing personalities at the office can lead to some uncomfortable -- even toxic -- work environments. What can be done about a colleague who's too loud? A moody boss? Here's some sage advice for how to handle your awkward office lives.
Posted In: Work, workplace culture, bosses
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Rising mortgage interest rates: A make or break moment for homebuyers?

Recently, the housing market has been making headlines for making a historic recovery. New home sales, existing home sales and pending sales are all up. But so are mortgage interest rates as of this week. That's not so good, but should it make shoppers reconsider buying a home?
Posted In: Housing, interest rates, housing market
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When it comes to work, are you a giver or taker?

Great news: turns out you don't have to be an aggressive, self-serving, manipulative employee to get ahead at work! New research shows that "givers," people who do favors for others, are some of the most successful people at the office.
Posted In: Work, workplace culture, giving
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Congrats, you graduated! Now what about those student loans?

Despite some movement in Congress to alter the trajectory of what you might consider an incoming personal finance missile, interest rates on some government backed student loans are set to double on July 1.
Posted In: federal student loans, student debt, student loan, higher education
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Your guide to hiring a financial planner

In a tight financial spot? Or maybe you'd like ideas on smarter ways to spend your hard-earned money? Then perhaps it's time for you to seek professional help and hire a financial planner. But before you do, take a look at our tips on how to find the perfect planner for your personal finances.
Posted In: financial advisor, Financial planner, financial planning
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Reality show puts firing power in the hands of employees

"Does Someone Have To Go?" is a new reality show on the Fox network. It allows office mates the authority to fire their co-workers in an attempt to repair the workplace environment. A cruel concept or a smart way to weed out unproductive employees?
Posted In: tv, Fox, reality tv, Jobs
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Not-so-empty nests: When adult children live at home

A lot of parents are finding their living spaces crowded by adult children who have moved back in -- or never moved out. When is it time to give your kids a gentle nudge to take control of their own finances and go it alone?
Posted In: adult, cost of living, living at home
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Oklahoma tornado victims take steps toward rebuilding

Residents in Moore, Okla., are banding together to rebuild their community following a devastating tornado that claimed lives and caused massive property damage. How difficult will the insurance claims process be for these victims?
Posted In: oklahoma, tornado

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