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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Late payments on credit cards near historic lows

Credit card delinquencies fall to their lowest level in nearly 20 years. One reason: people are paying their credit card bills before other bills.
Posted In: Credit Cards

How to choose the best credit card for you

Advice on how to take advantage of credit card offers without letting credit companies take advantage of you.
Posted In: Credit Cards, financial advice

Your credit questions answered

From credit cards to credit scores, personal finance expert Louis Barajas answers your questions about getting in and out of debt.
Posted In: Credit Cards, credit card debt

How to build (or rebuild) your credit history

A secured credit card could be the answer to helping transform a weak credit score and history.
Posted In: Credit card, secured credit card, financial advice

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