Adriene Hill is the senior multimedia reporter for LearningCurve.

In elementary school, she figured out how to hack Scantron forms (though she never used this power for evil). In high school, she sat in the back of math class and attempted to program her TI-81 to do relatively idiotic things.

Prior to joining Marketplace in 2010, she worked at WBEZ in Chicago, 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 earned her bachelor's degree in political science and economics. She has a 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.

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Features by Adriene Hill

The Pinterest logo.

Pinterest opens a door to advertisers

But will users be happy when Pinterest takes a turn toward online mall?
Posted In: Pinterest, advertisements, social media
California smog envelops the Vincent Thomas Bridge, a blimp and shipping yard cranes in the shipyards of the Port of Long Beach in 2003.

Who's the real-life inspiration for L.A. noir?

The L.A. Times traces the life of private detective Samuel Marlowe.
Posted In: los angeles, fiction
Fuhu president and co-founder Robb Fujioka, left, and Fuhu CEO Jim Mitchell.

Fuhu: The company that grew 158,000 percent in 2014

Leaders of Fuhu don't want company to lose entrepreneurial spirit amid all the expansion.
Posted In: Fuhu, childrens toys, tablets, startups
We would watch economist Paul Krugman do stand-up, but then again we're Marketplace.

Economists might have a sense of humor after all

At a Boston conference, a panel plans to embrace "economics humor."
Posted In: economists, sense of humor, american economics association
A screenshot of a tweet from Brands Saying, a satirical Twitter account.

Corporate Twitter accounts try to be bae ... and fail

Throwing around "bae" doesn't make a brand cool. You heard me, Pizza Hut.
Posted In: pizza hut, Whole Foods, bae, Twitter
Students in a third-grade class in Chicago.

Backlash over standardized testing expected to continue

Marketplace correspondent Amy Scott talks about what will make education news in 2015.
Posted In: common core, Education, 2015, standardized tests

Eileen Fisher: Timeless design 30 years later

Eileen Fisher celebrates 30-year anniversary by bringing back original clothing designs.
Posted In: eileen fisher, fashion, design
A health-care reform specialist helps people select insurance plans at an Affordable Care Act Enrollment Fair at California's Pasadena City College in 2013.

What health care in 2015 will look like

Health care in the New Year may be more convenient but cost more.
Posted In: health care, ACA, 2015

In need of a white Christmas? Head to Hawaii

A rare blizzard is leaving snow on the islands.
Posted In: snow, Hawaii, Christmas

You can copyright music, so why not a food recipe?

Food recipes can't be copyrighted. But how come?
Posted In: Food, recipe, copyright

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