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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

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

Twitter users: Real or robot? Advertisers and investors need to know

Imagine you’re a business that relies on advertising revenue, but it’s unclear how many of your customers are bots or not. Meet Twitter.
Posted In: Twitter, advertising, Facebook, social network, IPO

Tom Clancy dies, but his blockbuster empire lives on

Tom Clancy, author of "The Hunt for Red October" and "Patriot Games," dies at age 66. Clancy was also a video game magnate and Hollywood hit machine.
Posted In: Tom Clancy, Jack Ryan, Ghost Recon, video games, Books

Has the natural gas boom been too big for producers?

Fracking has produced a glut of natural gas and prices have subsequently plummeted.
Posted In: fracking, Shell, texas

This is "virtually certain" to be a story about climate change

The world’s top climate scientists issued their most definitive report yet on the challenges and risks of climate change.
Posted In: global climate change, IPCC

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