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



Hurricane Irene poses test for insurance plan

North Carolina passed a coastal insurance plan about two years ago, but will it be enough to protect homeowners from big costs?
Posted In: Environment

Rush for Libya's oil

As the conflict ends, the fate of Libya's damaged oil industry rests with the National Ruling Council.
Posted In: Oil

Will companies pass on price hikes to consumers?

Yesterday's producer price index report showed wholesale prices are rising. Retailers, though, have to be careful about trying to pass those higher costs on
Posted In: Retail

Companies sit on huge reserves of cash

Major corporations hold more than a trillion dollars in cash, rather than use it to expand or hire. It's insurance for the companies, in case of a financial shock or second recession. And it may be good for their employees, too.
Posted In: Jobs

Economic indicators: Bellwether companies

Farm equipment maker John Deere reports earnings today, and good sales for the company may point to a healthier economy overall

Mixed outlook for nation's farmers

As extreme weather drives up commodities prices, it's translating into higher prices for consumers and more profits for unaffected farmers.
Posted In: Agriculture

Volatility: What's causing it, and who's profiting

The numbers have been rising and falling at ease in the past week. But what's really behind volatility in the markets, and who's going to benefit in the end?
Posted In: Wall Street

First moves from the Colbert Super PAC

In Iowa, the shadowy Stephen Colbert-run political action committee rears its head

Oil price ripple effects

High prices last week, low prices this week. That volatility carries a cost
Posted In: Oil

Are you ready for some fantasy football?

Fantasy football players are studying up for the new NFL season


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