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

The future is... fewer beaches

Hawaii's famed beaches, like Waikiki, are washing away due to rising sea levels. And managing eroding beaches isn't going to be easy -- or cheap.
Posted In: Environment

Miracle-Gro in your pot

Fertilizer producer Scotts eyes the huge, legal marijuana market.
Posted In: Agriculture

Stereotypes about older and younger workers overblown

The combination of older, set-in-their-ways employees and fresh-faced, technologically forward bosses may be explosive. But one survey says that isn't the case.
Posted In: Jobs

USDA: Corn stocks at near-historic lows

And since corn is in everything from food to fuel, prices all over the world could rise.
Posted In: Agriculture

Corn supply, and its effect on food prices

The floods in the Midwest are hurting corn supply, which could affect the rest of the food industry.
Posted In: Agriculture

Green vs. Green on environmental priorities

Renewable energy projects need massive amounts of land, often in environmentally-sensitive areas -- sometimes the same land that greens have fought to protect.

Food pyramid out -- plates in

USDA will reveal new nutrition and food guidelines today -- alongside a simpler icon for American consumers.
Posted In: Food

Tyson Foods bets on dark meat chicken

Chicken legs and thighs are piling up in warehouses as China and Russia buy less. So Tyson will sell more dark meat in smoked sausage and pizza toppings to Americans.
Posted In: Food

Electricity prices aren't created equal

In Hawaii, high prices for electricity have led residents to cut back and look for alternatives.

Eating the whole hog

Boutique butchers are booming as chefs and home cooks look to eat all the parts of the animal -- from nose to tail.
Posted In: Food


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Sustainability Coverage

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  • The Ford Foundation