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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McDonald's shuts down in Bolivia

Fast food chains seem to continuing popping around the globe, so why are all of the McDonald's in Bolivia actually shutting down?
Posted In: McDonald's, Bolivia, fast food
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Plastic surgery peaks during the holidays

It's the most wonderful time of the year... At least for cosmetic surgeons.
Posted In: plastic surgery, Health, holidays
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Jobless picture slowly improving in U.S.

The number of people applying for unemployment rose slightly last week, but the monthly average fell to its lowest level since 2008.
Posted In: weekly jobless, Unemployment
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Mid-day Extra: Calendars still selling in 2012, and beyond

While many Americans now do their scheduling on computers and smart phones, the printed calendar business is far from obsolete in 2012.
Posted In: calendar, smart phones
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Mid-day Extra: Occupy Wall Street is history

A number of museums are already collecting Occupy Wall Street materials in the hopes for future exhibits. Is it too soon?
Posted In: Occupy Wall Street, museums
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Wealth gap between Congress, citizens widens

A new report shows that the net wealth of members of the House of Representatives has doubled since 1984, while the average American's has stayed almost the same.
Posted In: politics, wealth, Congress, net worth
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Mid-day Extra: Drew Brees breaks an NFL record

Quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints is now the NFL's record-holder for the most yards passing in a single season.
Posted In: football, NFL, New Orleans
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Podcast: Extreme weather, much ado about mutton, and more shopping madness

An increase in extreme weather in 2011 has lead to one of the most expensive years for insurance claims. It's also turning out to be a record year for sheep rustlers on the lamb in the English countryside, where a record number of sheep have gone missing this year. Plus, China and Japan make a currency deal, Detroit girds for possible state takeover, and more top headlines from around the globe on this day after Christmas.
Posted In: shopping, weather, currency, soviet union
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Why is there record pessimism in France?

A new poll finds the French are as pessimistic about the economy as any country has been since 1978.
Posted In: France, Europe debt crisis
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How much are people in the mood to spend?

Consumer spending eeked up just 0.1 percent in November, despite stories of strong holiday sales. What does that mean about the health of our economy?
Posted In: consumer spending

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