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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Will farmers feed their livestock fewer antibiotics?

As the FDA tries to curb antibiotic use on the farms, what are the economics of feeding antibiotics to livestock and poultry?
Posted In: farm, Agriculture, antibiotics
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What do tanking gold prices say about the economy?

Gold investors are abandoning ship, as the economy continues to improve slowly.
Posted In: gold, commodities
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Healthcare.gov's next hurdle: Fixing the part you don't see

What are the technical challenges in fixing the back end of healthcare.gov?
Posted In: ACA, Obamacare
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Are popular 30-year fixed-mortgages going away?

The 30-year fixed-rate is a popular mortgage, but is it here to stay?
Posted In: mortgage
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No GrainCorp for ADM

Australia has rejected a $2.6 billion bid by Archer Daniels Midland -- to buy one of Australia’s largest grain companies.
Posted In: Agriculture
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Shopping: As American as apple pie on Thanksgiving

Stores are opening up earlier than ever this Thanksgiving, in an effort to lure shoppers. Not everyone is happy about it.
Posted In: Thanksgiving, Retail, shopping, Black Friday
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Swiss company to pay $253 million to settle corruption charges

The U.S. government has announced a $253 million fine against Weatherford, a Swiss oil and gas services company that trades on the New York Stock Exchange.
Posted In: Switzerland, big oil
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FDA orders 23andMe to stop selling DNA test kits

The problem with mail-order DNA tests.
Posted In: 23andMe, FDA, dna
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Why we can't let go of the fixed-rate mortgage

There's a financial cost to mortgages that stay at the same interest rate for 30 years, but there are also social benefits.
Posted In: Mortgages, interest rates, home buying
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World's largest retailer to get new CEO

Doug McMillon will take over as head of the world's largest retailer.
Posted In: Walmart

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