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

TheThe  Netflix company logo is seen at Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, CA.

Netflix sign-ups a sign of things to come

The streaming service reports third-quarter earnings and subscriptions will be key.
Posted In: netflix, Earnings
Rachel Bloom as Rebecca Bunch in a still of the "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" trailer.

'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' casts West Covina in a lead

The Los Angeles suburb makes a star turn in the new musical series.
Posted In: West Covina, television, the CW
Disney has raised the price of one if its annual passes to more than $1,000.

Disney tries to solve its popularity problem

The company may turn to peak pricing to cut down on crowds.
Posted In: disney, Disneyland, theme parks

Networks and audiences get real about documentaries

Docs are having their day as interest grows among content providers and viewers.
Posted In: documentary film, documentary, Showtime

Opening museum doors for free pays off

Admission fees don't bring in all that much anyway, so why not get rid of them?
Posted In: museums, los angeles, art
Pope Francis delivers an address to the General Assembly of the United Nations on Friday in New York City.

The pope has a lot to say about the global economy

Pope Francis is in the U.S. for a few days, and he's talking about our economy.
Posted In: the pope, pope francis, catholicism
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping toast during a state luncheon for China at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. on Friday. The U.S. and China have reached an agreement on cybertheft.

Weekly Wrap: Volkswagen, interest rates and cybertheft

Sudeep Reddy and Nela Richardson join Adriene Hill to recap the week that was.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, China, U.S., cybersecurity, interest rates, Volkswagen
"Don't threaten fish and chips if you want to keep peace with the Brits."

The fish that launched dozens of ships

Don't mess with a Brit's cod and chips.
Posted In: Final Note, fish, Food
Jimmy Iovine announces Apple Music during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference on June 8, 2015 in San Francisco, California.

Streaming services start to even the score

Revenue from services like Spotify are offsetting the slide in digital downloads.
Posted In: streaming, apple, music industry

Kickstarter picks social good over rich shareholders

The crowdfunding site reincorporates as a public benefit corporation.
Posted In: kickstarter, public benefit corporation, social issues


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