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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A March Madness bracket that South Dakota State would win

The teams to beat in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament are the University of Louisville and Indiana University. But in an economic sense, Louisville, Ky., and Bloomington, Ind., aren't the favorites.
Posted In: Sports
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Obama: Spend oil money on alternatives to oil

The surge in oil and natural gas production in the U.S. offers real economic opportunities. How much are royalties from offshore drilling growing, and what could be gained by taking some of that money to help fund alternative energies?
Posted In: Oil, alternative energy
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Why a senator shouldn't eat spaghetti with the president, and 9 other tips

President Obama sat down for a meal with Republican leaders to talk about the budget. So what do you eat, when you're working while eating?
Posted In: etiquette, business
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How much time do you spend traveling to work: Map

Mega-commuters spend hours each day getting to and from work -- are you one of them?
Posted In: Transportation, Traffic, commute
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Intrade shutdown hurts academics (and gamblers)

The Dublin-based online trading platform Intrade ceased all trading activity Sunday, citing “circumstances” that may include financial irregularities. Meanwhile, many academics and journalists who used the site to gauge public sentiment lose a source of data.
Posted In: intrade, bets
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The ballet behind the Bolshoi acid attack

The movie "Black Swan" and the scary Bolshoi acid attack share a commonality: "Swan Lake." That specific ballet can be the pinnacle of a ballerina’s career -- and a huge earner for ballet companies.
Posted In: Swan Lake, ballet
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A smart fifth-grader could compute the Dow

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is widely cited but has limitations as a market index. It doesn't take into account the size of companies, only their stock price.
Posted In: Dow
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Meat prices could rise if federal budget is sliced

Across-the-board furloughs would reduce the number of food inspectors, possibly affecting prices and supplies of meat.
Posted In: meat, USDA, Food
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Tech companies tell Supreme Court: We support same-sex marriage

Technology firms like Facebook and eBay are heavily represented among corporations and cities filing briefs supporting same-sex marriage in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Posted In: marriage, gay marriage, Tech, Supreme Court
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BP oil spill lawsuit could get messy

The civil suit will determine the degree of BP's responsibility for the oil spill two years ago, which will help determine the size of damages.
Posted In: BP, bp oil spill, Gulf of Mexico

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