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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Frugal consumers translate to high profits for Dollar General

The discount retail chain reported better than expected profits today and its stock is up almost five percent at the moment.
Posted In: dollar general, discount store, consumer spending, Economy, Walmart
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CBS and Time Warner reach an agreement and end the blackout

After a negotiation that involved everything short of biting and scratching, CBS and Time Warner cable have reached a deal, which means a CBS blackout for three million cable customers has ended.
Posted In: Time Warner, CBS, cable
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Shrimp prices go big

Lobster prices have been shockingly low this summer -- $2.20/pound dockside. Climate change is a key reason given, but what's going on with shrimp? The price is through the roof.
Posted In: shrimp, lobster, seafood
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An onion headline: Global onion shortage

A poor onion crop in India has sent onion prices skyrocketing.
Posted In: onions, globalization, India
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Who is the Syrian Electronic Army?

After they momentarily took down the New York Times web site and Twitter, the Syrian Electronic Army gained a new notoriety.
Posted In: syria, hackers, New York Times
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BATS + Direct Edge = giant stock exchange you've never heard of

The merger of BATS and Direct Edge will create the second-largest stock exchange in the U.S., passing the Nasdaq.
Posted In: NYSE, NASDAQ
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No, your phone doesn't use as much electricity as a refrigerator

Widely reported: your smartphone uses the same amount of electricity as two refrigerators. Why some ideas stick around, true or not.
Posted In: electricity
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A few good men? U.S. aid trained and equipped Egypt's military

Besides direct financial aid that the U.S. provides Egypt, the U.S. military also helps educate Egyptian military officers.
Posted In: Egypt, military, officer training, foreign aid
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Raising beefier cattle just got harder

Merck withdraws, at least temporarily, a supplement widely used to bulk up cattle at feedlots.
Posted In: cattle, ranching
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2 dreams, 2 new business owners

A sign of rising confidence? On Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, two new stores open a few months apart.
Posted In: Small Business

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