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



The return of oyster po' boy

A year after the BP oil spill, the Gulf Coast oyster -- and the oyster po' boy -- are back. Though maybe not like you remember.
Posted In: Food

BP spill consequences differ for two Louisiana cities

A year after the BP oil spill, things are looking up in New Orleans. But for Lafourche Parish on the Gulf Coast, it's a different story.
Posted In: Oil

In the wake of the BP spill, putting a price on nature

The government is beginning the long process of tallying the natural resources damage caused by the BP oil spill. But what's the value of a dolphin?

Can fake chicken feed the world?

With growing global demand for meat and its significant environmental concerns, fake soy "chicken" may be better than the real bird.
Posted In: Food

All food prices are not created equal

Wheat up! Corn up! Onions up! Why the price of food commodities does not always translate to the price of food.
Posted In: Food

Europe's nuclear energy dilemma

Europe wants to cut carbon emissions and move away from fossil fuels. But nuclear energy is now suspect because of recent events in Japan.

Birding is exactly what it used to be

So, how to appeal to a new generation of bird watcher? The Audubon Society goes for a rebrand.

Hawaii on tsunami alert: The experience from Waikiki

Hawaii is under the threat of a tsunami after a massive earthquake hit Japan. Marketplace's Adriene Hill talks about what's going on in the state from her hotel in Waikiki.

Pensions or 401(k)s: Which is better?

Are you one of the few that still have a pension? Lucky you! More and more companies are ending pensions are opting for 401(k)-style plans and that isn't the greatest news for many.
Posted In: Retirement

No waste of fashion's raw materials

Forget Galliano and Gaga. The latest fashion trend is all about saving, reducing and making far less of an impact.


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