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

90s queen Lisa Loeb on the business behind the ABC song

Loeb talks about her transition into kid's music.
Posted In: lisa loeb, 1994, nursery rhymes, reality bites
A still from the television show "How to Get Away with Murder."

Must see TV: the business of sweeps month

Time for a cliffhanger or two as shows roll out their buzziest moments.
Posted In: television, sweeps, advertisements
The Obama administration is aiming to limit school testing.

Putting kids to the test a little less

President Obama has called on Congress to reduce over-testing in schools.
Posted In: Obama, testing, standardized tests
Tommy Hilfiger's Fifth Avenue Flagship in New York City.

Retailers experiment with virtual reality

Immersive technology can give shoppers a new way to experience products.
Posted In: virtual, fashion, Retail

Introducing Crash Course Economics

Marketplace's Adriene Hill co-hosts Crash Course Economics.
Posted In: stock markets, happiness
Director Catherine Hardwicke attends the premiere of her film "Miss You Already" at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

Women in Hollywood want their chance to direct

Female movie directors are rarely behind the camera on the most successful films.
Posted In: film, filmmaking, women, gender
The Fed is going to meet late October to determine whether they should raise interest rates.

A little bit of inflation is actually a good thing

If consumer prices go up, how will it affect you?
Posted In: Federal Reserve, inflation, interest rates
Square in the mdist of planning an IPO.

Square IPO: Is now the right time?

Jack Dorsey's payment company may be facing an uphill battle in the market.
Posted In: Square, Jack Dorsey, IPO


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