Adriene Hill is a correspondent covering the business of entertainment.

Prior to joining Marketplace in 2010, she worked at WBEZ in Chicago, first as an intern, then as producer of the local show Eight Forty-Eight, then as news desk editor and reporter.

Adriene received numerous awards for her contribution to Inside & Out, a project she worked on at WBEZ. 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.

Adriene 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 really is as good as people say it is. 


Features by Adriene Hill

New life for a Hollywood prop house

As California tax incentives drive TV production back to LA, a prop house reopens.
Posted In: hollywood, film industry, movies
Chelsea Peretti is one of the many comedians starring in their own Netflix stand up special.

Entertainment companies get serious about comedy

Streaming services and cable channels are clamoring for stand-up comedy
Posted In: comedy, netflix, stand up

How the Rain Room may pay off for Restoration Hardware

The luxury home store is among the new non-traditional players in the art market.
Posted In: art, Amazon, LACMA
Hotel giants Marriott and Starwood are merging to create the largest hotel chain in the world.

Marriott and Starwood get a room for $12 billion

The hotel chains will merge to become the world's largest hotel operator, with 30 brands.
Posted In: marriott, starwood, hotels, merger

Uber-popular Rain Room artists talk money and patrons

Is art funded by a company branded content?
Posted In: Rain room, Patrons, money and art

When a bargain is less than meets the eye

J.C. Penney settles a class action suit in California over phony pricing on sale items.
Posted In: JC Penney, class action lawsuits, settlement
Macy's third-quarter earnings showed declining sales.

It's beginning to look a lot like markdowns

Warm weather and fewer tourists have left big retailers with too much inventory
Posted In: Macy's, quarterly report, sales

The red-hot global market for U.S. television

Overseas demand for shows like "Orange is the New Black" is highly profitable.
Posted In: orange is the new black, Lionsgate, television
A still from the show "Blood & Oil," a program with dismal ratings.

Why struggling shows are still on the air

Cancellations are coming at a slower pace.
Posted In: television, Entertainment, media, networks
A sign outside of Sony's New York headquarters in New York City. In light of the Sony hacks, is it time to invest in some preventative measures?

Another day, another way to cut the cord

Coming soon to Sony's PlayStation Vue, ESPN, ABC and Disney Channels.
Posted In: Sony, streaming tv


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