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

Media business gets a rough signal

Many are moving away from the traditional cable subscription plan.
Posted In: disney, cable, stocks, espn, cord cutting

Betting on an indie darling doesn't always pay off

Critically-acclaimed independent films have had a tough summer.
Posted In: independent films, sundance, Sony

TV mines the past for new programming

When it comes to new television programming, what’s old is new again.
Posted In: television, old school, competition
Facebook reported strong second quarter earnings on Wednesday.

The obsession with tech-company growth

Nothing succeeds with Wall Street like getting bigger.
Posted In: Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, earnings report

Sports + Fans + Selfie Culture = Business Strategy

Fanpics looks to capitalize on our love of sports and pictures of ourselves.
Posted In: Sports, pictures, selfie
A look inside Vintage Arcade Superstore in Glendale, California.

The Konami Code for vintage gamers

Arcade owner doesn't see business slowing any time soon.
Posted In: video games, pinball, Arcade
 (L-R) YouTube stars Freddie Wong, Megan Nicole and Ricky Dillon attend the Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood Social Club - YouTube Panel in Los Angeles, California.

The changing platform for YouTube stardom

Content creators have a whole new world in front of them.
Posted In: YouTube, hulu, videos
Bill Simmons will be hosting a weekly talk show for HBO next year, according to the NY Times.

HBO picks up former ESPN host Bill Simmons

The sports channel has had a talent drain recently. What's going on over there?
Posted In: HBO, espn, Sports, business of sports
An ad for Hulu Plus. Under the website's current paid-subscription model, users cannot opt out of ads.

Hulu may offer ad-free TV, for a price

The Wall Street Journal reports the streaming service is considering a new tier.
Posted In: hulu, hulu plus, subscription models, luxury


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