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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Making and taking mobile credit payments

Buying and selling is getting a whole lot more mobile....
Posted In: american express, mobile, Square
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Cotton is so yesterday. Army searches for technologically advanced fabric

According to Wired magazine, the Army is in the market for fabric that can change with temperature. "This 'environmentally responsive' material...
Posted In: Army, fabric, military, weather
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Wanna play the new Madden Football before your friends?

Videogame maker EA Sports will sell players access to full versions of its games before they come out in stores. For $25 a year, subscribers wil...
Posted In: EA sports, games, video games
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Airbnb is sorry enough to give you a $50,000 guarantee

Airbnb, the travel start-up that matches travelers with people looking to rent their home or apartment, is fending off a recent rash of really bad...
Posted In: airbnb, marketing, rental, Travel, Web Culture
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Cable companies can't just dump your favorite channel

The Federal Communication Commission issued a new order that will keep channels on the air during contract fights between programmers and...
Posted In: cable, Entertainment, fcc, television
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Another goodbye to unlimited data

Unlimited data plans on our smartphones are inching closer and closer to extinction; even folks grand-fathered in to older phone plans aren't safe
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Teachers and students shall not be friends--at least on Facebook, in Missouri.

In an effort to protect kids from predatory teachers, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon just signed a bill that'll outlaw social networking between...
Posted In: Education, Facebook, social media
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Let's all watch live cat videos together

If you've been wondering what, exactly, to do with your Google+ account, here's an idea....
Posted In: google +, google plus, social media, social networking, video, YouTube
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The robots are coming! Or, how to spoil a pefectly nice dance party.

Foxconn, the Taiwanese company that assembles Apple's iPhones and iPads, is reportedly planning to "hire" 1 million robots to take on the boring,...
Posted In: China, Foxconn, iPad, labor, robot, robots, world
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Who wants flashy, multi-media content anyway?

Magazine publisher Conde Nast (think Wired, GQ, Vanity Fair) tells the New York Times that its best selling iPad app is the print-heavy New Yorke...
Posted In: apps, gadgets, iPad, new yorker

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