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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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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Afraid to spend money: The psychological trauma of long-term unemployment

After six years of unemployment, Maria once again has a steady paycheck. She is ready to budget responsibly and save for the future, but how should she factor in spending money on her wants as well as her needs?
Posted In: spending
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'It brought us together' -- Life in Joplin two years after tornado

Two years after a tornado ripped through Joplin, Mo., the town is rebuilding its infrastructure and community.
Posted In: Joplin, tornado, disaster, natural disasters
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Gluten-free has its day, and restaurants respond

The notion that gluten-free is good has worked its way onto menus and into prepared foods.
Posted In: Food, diet
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Farmers vs. cities in the war for water

Water laws in the West often give priority to whose who used a water source first, often farmers. Farmers in New Mexico are fighting to regain their place at the head of the line.
Posted In: water, New Mexico, drought
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Behind the ATM: Bank of America wants you to come back inside the actual bank

Banks have pushed customers to ATMs and online banking for years. Now Bank of America is inviting people to come in, chat, talk with real bankers and tellers.
Posted In: Bank of America, Banks, ATM
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As beef prices rise, that steak on your plate shrinks

Beef is not 'what's for dinner' as often as it used to be, as price per pound rises. So butchers and restaurants are selling smaller portions.
Posted In: Food, meat, beef
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Peeps: Not just for Easter anymore

How does a company based on a seasonal product expand? Send Peeps to invade more seasons.
Posted In: Easter, Peeps, candy
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How much does a big Supreme Court case like gay marriage cost?

Just getting a petition before the Supreme Court can cost a quarter-million in legal fees. If accepted, cases that have taken years of strategizing, while working their way through lower courts, can cost millions.
Posted In: Supreme Court, gay marriage
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Roadkill: Not the best way to get dinner

Montana legislators debate whether drivers who hit large game like deer should be allowed to take the carcass home. But there's not much edible meat on an animal hit full speed.
Posted In: Law, wildlife

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