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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No, you don't have to start hoarding diapers

An explosion at a Japanese factory shut down production of an absorbency chemical used in disposable diapers. But for now, at least, it looks like the global diaper market can absorb the disruption.
Posted In: diapers
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Can Ninja Turtles save Nickelodeon?

The children's cable network needs some hero to save it from falling ratings, and it's betting on a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. But how much of the '80s can you bring back?
Posted In: nickelodeon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, television
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This apple product from China might come as a surprise

China grows eight times as many apples as the U.S., and supplies most of the concentrate used to make apple juice here. But as more Chinese can afford fresh apples, concentrate prices are soaring.
Posted In: apples, China, apple juice
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Sunday is the night to be for an Emmy nod

Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Homeland and Downton Abbey -- what do they all have in common? All of them are on Sundays, all of them are up for Emmys -- and none of them air on a major network.
Posted In: emmy awards, television, cable
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Oil prices slide, and the search for an explanation is on

When oil prices fell sharply, the search for an explanation became almost as big a story as the slide itself. Unexplained fluctuations in markets have begun to reveal the anxiety left behind by 2008's financial crisis.
Posted In: oil prices, trading
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What happens (or doesn't) when Spot outlives you

To keep pets out of shelters after owners die, the ASPCA is urging people to plan ahead. Identify a new guardian. Collect medical records. And yes, if you can afford it, put Splash in your will.
Posted In: pets, ASPCA, Estate planning
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Amazon, online taxes and your pocketbook

Sales taxes may be coming soon to your Amazon purchases. But you probably should have been paying them anyway.
Posted In: Amazon, sales tax, use tax
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What to consider before you buy the iPhone5

Early adopters will likely pay a premium for the right to own the latest Apple product.
Posted In: Tech Report, iphone 5, T-Mobile, apple
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Are you buying a new phone or a new lifestyle?

As Apple announces its newest iPhone, we take a look at tech ecosystems you buy into when you buy a new gadget.
Posted In: iPhone, apple, iphone 5, tech ecosystems, android
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Choosing to be the good guy in video games

Many gamers choose the path of good when playing video games.
Posted In: videogames, Walking Dead, morality, kickstarter

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