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



Bread is more than wheat, milk and eggs

Even though commodity prices are skyrocketing, what you pay for food is not necessarily going up. Here's why.
Posted In: Food

Libyan protests push oil prices up

Libya is a major oil producer. The country's unrest has spilled into the oil markets. So what should we expect in the coming days?
Posted In: Oil

Climate messages may be all wrong

Environmental activists are adjusting their words and strategy as "climate change" and "global warming" messages fail to win the public's attention.
Posted In: Environment

Promoting Climate Change: Hits and Misses

If you heard my story today on Marketplace, you know there's some debate over exactly what sort of messaging is best suited to climate change. Co...
Posted In: ads, climate change, sustainability

Verizon iPhone users might get "throttled"

Pre-orders for the Verizon iPhone sold out in hours. Then came an announcement about the carrier's data policy.
3 uses data to track fashion trends

Have you ever looked at a particularly ugly piece of clothing, and wondered "How did this even get made?" With the help of new tools like -- a social networking site where fashion-followers can create collages of their favorite trends -- data can take the guess work out of getting dressed. Adriene Hill has more.

Best-Ever Super Bowl Ads: Diet Coke 3-D

I was 12 -- and remember making sure to have my glasses ready...sat in anticipation during the entire game...just waiting. Take a look at it here....
Posted In: advertising, business of sports, Coca-cola, diet coke, football, Super Bowl

Is telecommuting really green?

Working from home may not be as good for the environment as you think it is.
Posted In: Environment, Jobs

The outlook on food prices

Food prices are climbing higher and higher. Adriene Hill explains what's going on to Steve Chiotakis, and talks about who might be profiting from the price spike.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food

What's pushing food prices up?

The cost of groceries continues to climb. Marketplace's Adriene Hill takes a look at the factors that are causing the increase.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food


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