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

How American Idol changed television

As American Idol opens its new season, it's easy to forget how influential the show was when it began more than a decade ago.
Posted In: american idol, The Voice

Why does my zipper say YKK?

Next time you zip up, or zip down, check out your zipper. There’s a good chance it’ll say YKK.
Posted In: YKK, zipper

10 amazing zipper facts you didn't know you wanted to know

Important things you need to know about the $8 billion zipper industry.
Posted In: zipper, YKK

California's budget issue: What to do with all this money?

Gov. Jerry Brown wants the state to pay down some of the debts it piled up during the bad years.
Posted In: Sacramento, Jerry Brown, California budget

Will the latest oil-train fire make people rethink anything?

An intense oil-train fire in North Dakota demonstrates the scale of damage possible when oil is moved by rail.
Posted In: North Dakota, natgas, Oil

Swiss bank account holders, time to fess up!

Many Swiss banks have agreed to work with U.S. tax officials, as Switzerland removes some of its cherished bank secrecy.
Posted In: tax laws, Swiss banks

Why long-form journalism is everywhere these days

Despite seemingly shrinking attention-spans, in-depth reporting is making a comeback.
Posted In: journalism, publishing

Happy Birthday! Merry Christmas!

Instead of a rousing surprise party, and everyone singing for you ... you get your neighbors' earnest caroling.
Posted In: gifts, Christmas, birthdays

Pennsylvania court: Towns can restrict fracking

Pennsylvania's Supreme Court has tossed out a big part of a law that would have allowed gas companies drilling wells to ignore local restrictions.
Posted In: fracking, natural gas

Why the incandescent light bulb will be missed

Incandescent light bulbs are banned as of Jan. 1, and lots of people will miss them.
Posted In: light bulbs, CFLs

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