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Adriene Hill is the senior multimedia reporter for LearningCurve.

In elementary school, she figured out how to hack Scantron forms (though she never used this power for evil). In high school, she sat in the back of math class and attempted to program her TI-81 to do relatively idiotic things.

Prior to joining Marketplace in 2010, she worked at WBEZ in Chicago, 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 earned her bachelor's degree in political science and economics. She has a 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.

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Features by Adriene Hill

Tech in 2015: We'll be connected 24/7

Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson tells us what to expect in the year ahead.
Posted In: wifi, smart phones, China

Google knows what's under the Christmas tree

New York Times mines search-engine data to see what gifts people are searching for, city by city.
Posted In: Christmas gifts, holidays, states, Google
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testifies during a Senate Finance Committee hearing last year on Capitol Hill.

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on future of the U.S. economy

A number of economic indicators are showing growth in the U.S., but are families at home feeling it?
Posted In: treasury, middle class, jack lew
The headquarters of Sony Pictures in Culver City, California.

Move over, Snapchat. There's a new app in town.

New app called Confide makes emails vanish. Company's offering it to Sony for free.
Posted In: sony hacks, confide, app, Snapchat
Russia's Communist Party supporters take part in a rally on Monday in Central Moscow against the fall of the ruble.

Russia is facing a 'full-blown economic crisis'

Adriene Hill talks to BBC Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg.
Posted In: Russia, sanctions, ruble
Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City.

Pope Francis is not feeling the holiday cheer

Pope scolds those who run Catholic Church. His complaints include office gossip and jealousy.
Posted In: pope francis, holidays, Catholic church

TTYL: Retailers hope to connect over online chat

When a chat window opens up while you're online shopping, who is writing back?
Hillary Clinton, at an event at the University of Miamis BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Florida.

Closing the gender gap

Women's global economic and social issues are entering the age of big data.
Posted In: gender gap, women, hillary clinton, social issues, big data
For the record: Adriene Hill has clearly not purchased any Instagram followers.

What's the value of a fake social media follower?

Instagram plans to delete fake accounts, who'll miss them?
Posted In: Twitter, followers, fake, bots

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