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 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

The outlook on food prices

Food prices are climbing higher and higher. Adriene Hill explains what's going on to Steve Chiotakis, and talks about who might be profiting from the price spike.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food

What's pushing food prices up?

The cost of groceries continues to climb. Marketplace's Adriene Hill takes a look at the factors that are causing the increase.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food

Can job creation save the oil industry's reputation?

The president's oil spill commission is set to release its report this week, and is expected to point fingers at the oil industry. But petroleum companies are counteracting with advertisements about its job creating abilities. Will these help its reputation?
Posted In: Oil

New uranium processing site OK'd in Colorado

After more than a year of debate, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has given its blessing to a yellowcake uranium mill in...
Posted In: nuclear, nuclear energy, uranium

Green energy industry leery of incoming Congress

The recent elections didn't have a lot of bright spots for folks who worry about global warming. As a new U.S. Congress begins work later this week, some investors in renewable energy technologies are nervous.

Can't get a real person on the phone? Tweet your complaint!

The horrible wait music, the obnoxiously cheerful voice assuring you that a representative will be with you in a moment -- when you've already waited for half an hour? You may be able to skip that by tweeting. Some companies are opting to respond to customer complaints via Twitter.
Posted In: Airlines

Can methyl iodide be used as a pesticide?

The former pesticide of choice, methyl bromide, was banned internationally. The alternative is methyl iodide, which scientists is toxic. But the state of California says its toxicity can be minimized through regulation. Marketplace's Adriene Hill reports.
Posted In: Environment, Food

Marketplace's guide to holiday recycling

Jeremy Hobson speaks with Adriene Hill from the Sustainability Desk about proper recycling, re-purposing, and re-gifting techniques for the holidays.

Increasing Internet use means higher energy costs

People rarely think about how much energy they're using to look up directions on their smartphone or a quick factoid on their netbook. But Internet-related energy use is rising rapidly in the U.S.
Posted In: Environment

Green gifting or greenwashing?

'Tis the season for gift giving but do you know exactly what you're buying? Marketplace reporter Adriene Hill ventures out on a shopping expedition to find out which holiday gifts are as green as they say to be.


With Generous Support From...

Sustainability Coverage

  • The Kendeda Fund
  • Wealth & Poverty Coverage

  • The Ford Foundation