Adriene Hill is the senior multimedia reporter for LearningCurve.

In elementary school, she figured out how to hack Scantron forms (though she never used this power for evil). In high school, she sat in the back of math class and attempted to program her TI-81 to do relatively idiotic things.

Prior to joining Marketplace in 2010, she worked at WBEZ in Chicago, 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 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 is really as good as people say it is. In her spare time, she likes to hike, cook and sew.

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Features by Adriene Hill

How poverty changes the way we make decisions

Just being poor can impair a person's cognitive functions.
Posted In: poverty, Personal Finance, bad decisions

Personal finance in schools

Why personal finance classes are not mandated in high schools
Posted In: Education, financial planning, Personal Finance

Tech Splurge or Steal?

That high price-tag holding you back from getting your hands on the latest tech gadgets? Some more affordable options could be the answer to your dilemma.
Posted In: technology, tablets, iPad, Personal Finance, gadgets

Modifying behavior with financial incentives

Employers are rolling out benefit programs that create financial incentives for healthier habits. But does it work?
Posted In: employers, incentives, Health, health insurance

Dieting for dollars: Using money to motivate weight loss

Shedding those holiday pounds can be tough, but maybe a financial incentive can give you that extra push.
Posted In: weight loss, Health, Personal Finance, incentives, competition

Back to personal finance basics

Answering listener questions about personal finance.
Posted In: Personal Finance, financial advice

Colleges admissions are moving away from standardized tests

Colleges are changing the admissions formula. Goodbye SATs?
Posted In: college admissions, standardized tests, Education

Hollywood writes a new storyline for Obamacare

Hollywood Health and Society, part of the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center, has created a health care-information pipeline straight to the entertainment industry
Posted In: hollywood, Affordable Care Act, tv

The new $100 bill makes its debut

Then it starts a journey that will likely take it overseas or underground into a big pile of cash that nobody can find.
Posted In: currency, dollar, $100 bill

It's all about the (new) Benjamins: A new $100

Despite the government shutdown, a new $100 bill begins circulating on Tuesday.
Posted In: U.S. Treasury, $100 bill, Federal Reserve

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