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

Kickstarter picks social good over rich shareholders

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

The life of a TV critic in the "golden age" of TV

TV critics struggle to keep up with all the new shows headed their way.
Posted In: television, cable TV, streaming tv
Yuebao, an investment product of Alibaba's online payments platform Alipay, displayed on a smartphone in Shanghai.

Yahoo's high-stakes plan to spin off Alibaba

The IRS could hamper Yahoo's plans to divest its stake without paying big taxes.
Posted In: Yahoo, alibaba, investment

Product placement: An ad you can't skip

At least the more subtle 'brand integration' won't make you groan ... or will it?
Posted In: advertisements, television, consumer products, talk shows
Denby High School in Detroit, Michigan.

How Detroit students experienced the city's bankruptcy

The NYT video series looks high schoolers' optimism despite their surroundings.
Posted In: Detroit, bankruptcy, high school, gentrification

Fox's Minority Report aims to predict tech's future

And whether we should be optimistic about what's to come.
Posted In: Fox, television, Entertainment

Movie trailers become events of their own

A good one can attract millions of viewers online, long before the film opens.
Posted In: movies, preview, movie theaters
Josh 'The Fat Jew' Ostrovsky attending a movie premiere in New York City last year.

Joke stealing is no laughing matter

Some are making money tweeting others' material. That breaks a comedian code.
Posted In: comedy, jokes, copyright, copyright law
A screenshot of BuzzFeed's homepage Tuesday afternoon. NBC Universal is investing $200 million in the popular news company.

7 Reasons NBCUniversal Wants a Share of BuzzFeed

...and two reasons why that $200 million could go to waste.
Posted In: Comcast, buzzfeed, millennials


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