Adriene Hill is the senior multimedia reporter for LearningCurve.

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 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. 


Features by Adriene Hill

Economic & environmental cost of pets

Just how environmentally friendly are your cute and cuddly pets? And how much will they cost you? Sustainability reporter Adriene Hill talks with Bill Radke about the your pet's carbon paw print. Plus, view a slideshow of environmentally-friendly pets.
Posted In: Environment

What do you think: Is it OK for kids to capture fireflies and bugs to learn about nature?

When I was a kid I'd spend summer nights collecting fireflies. I wasn't interested in killing them--just capturing them and watching them flash in...
Posted In: Bugs, catching, conservation, fireflies, insects, nature, summer

Video stores: Relics from another age?

There are reports that Blockbuster could soon file for bankruptcy. In these days of videos in the mail, at the grocery store and on demand, how does a video store even still exist? Adriene Hill reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Should cars get grades on fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions? Would a grade make you think differently about buying a new car?

Easy Answer: The EPA has proposed new labels for cars that include a letter grade for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions. The grading scale...
Posted In: Auto, automotive, CAFE standards, car, fuel efficiency, ghgs, greenhouse gases, labels, new labels

How can we repurpose dead malls and big box stores?

I did a story about Costco's decision to lease out space at a couple malls around the country. (Listen here.) It got me wondering about other, l...
Posted In: big box, Blockbuster, Costco, dead malls, empty, Malls, mixed used, repurposed, reuse, strip malls

A new pair of shoes... And 36 rolls of toilet paper

Costco may be calling to a mall near you. The wholesale retailer, which is known for its spare, warehouse-style stores, are targeting large spaces left by department and other anchor stores.
Posted In: Retail

What's the most environmentally friendly pet? What's the least environmentally friendly pet?

Easy Answer: If you consider energy consumption, the humble goldfish takes the top spot. Big dogs are the worst....
Posted In: dog, dogs, Environment, environmentally friendly, goldfish, pets

I can't compost. What should I do with my leftover coffee grounds?

In response to Wednesday's story on the problems with coffee cups and K-cups, listener Richard Johnston from New York, sent in this question:...
Posted In: coffee, coffee grounds, compost, Environment, environmentally friendly

The problems stirred up by coffee cups

Did you have a cup of coffee this morning? Coffee is big business for a number of companies, but the beverage has created some complicated recycling issues and raised environmental questions as well. Sustainability reporter Adriene Hill talks with Steve Chiotakis about problems with paper coffee cups.
Posted In: Food

How can I make my morning coffee more environmentally friendly? 5 tips.

I love my morning coffee. Love love. I also love my mid-morning coffee. And my afternoon time coffee. I'm in good company. The US consumes...
Posted In: brew, coffee, cup, Environment, joe, paper cups, recycle, sustainbility


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