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

What do tanking gold prices say about the economy?

Gold investors are abandoning ship, as the economy continues to improve slowly.
Posted In: gold, commodities

Healthcare.gov's next hurdle: Fixing the part you don't see

What are the technical challenges in fixing the back end of healthcare.gov?
Posted In: ACA, Obamacare

Are popular 30-year fixed-mortgages going away?

The 30-year fixed-rate is a popular mortgage, but is it here to stay?
Posted In: mortgage

No GrainCorp for ADM

Australia has rejected a $2.6 billion bid by Archer Daniels Midland -- to buy one of Australia’s largest grain companies.
Posted In: Agriculture

Shopping: As American as apple pie on Thanksgiving

Stores are opening up earlier than ever this Thanksgiving, in an effort to lure shoppers. Not everyone is happy about it.
Posted In: Thanksgiving, Retail, shopping, Black Friday

Swiss company to pay $253 million to settle corruption charges

The U.S. government has announced a $253 million fine against Weatherford, a Swiss oil and gas services company that trades on the New York Stock Exchange.
Posted In: Switzerland, big oil

FDA orders 23andMe to stop selling DNA test kits

The problem with mail-order DNA tests.
Posted In: 23andMe, FDA, dna

Why we can't let go of the fixed-rate mortgage

There's a financial cost to mortgages that stay at the same interest rate for 30 years, but there are also social benefits.
Posted In: Mortgages, interest rates, home buying

World's largest retailer to get new CEO

Doug McMillon will take over as head of the world's largest retailer.
Posted In: Walmart

What crazy inventions from the future will Apple make with PrimeSense?

Apple has purchased a company that helped create Microsoft's Xbox Kinect.
Posted In: apple, kinect

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