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.


Features by Adriene Hill

Should we call the BP oil spill a "spill"? Or something else?

Easy Answer: Yes, it's a spill. But that hasn't kept people from trying to rename it....
Posted In: oil spill

What's the government doing to test seafood from the Gulf to make sure it's safe?

Easy Answer: Sniffing it.  Eating it.  And testing it for chemicals....
Posted In: oil spill, seafood

How much of the Gulf and East coast shorelines could get hit with oil from the BP spill?

Easy Answer: There's bad news for the Mississippi River Delta to the western panhandle of Florida (no surprise there) and good news for parts of...
Posted In: oil spill

You tell us: Has the BP oil spill changed your behavior?

Lots of folks are boycotting BP (or at least want their Facebook friends to think they're boycotting). A new Facebook fan page called Boycott BP...

How does the BP oil spill compare to the largest oil spill ever?

Easy Answer: If you accept the high end of the government's oil spill estimates, BP is now the largest spill in the Gulf. ...
Posted In: biggest oil spill, BP, Ixtoc

Locals hurt by battered Gulf industries

The Gulf of Mexico provides families in the area with two significant economic opportunities -- oil and fish. And right now, with the BP oil spill, the future of both are in question. That's straining some communities in places like Boothville, La. Adriene Hill reports.
Posted In: Oil

Folks turn to local gov't for oil spill help

So far, more than 40,000 people have used hotlines set up by BP to offer suggestions and ideas for stopping the oil spill and cleaning things up. But a lot of regular folks feel like they aren't getting through to BP. And some are going to local governments to see if they can get anyone to pay attention. Adriene Hill reports.
Posted In: Oil

Rising price of oysters takes toll on po-boy

The latest casualty of the Gulf oil spill: The oyster po-boy, a famous New Orleans sandwich and longtime staple regional food. High prices of oysters are even forcing some restaurant owners to knock the food off their menus.
Posted In: Food

Strong support between Gulf fishing, oil

At this point we've heard a lot about the BP oil spill, how it's devastating Gulf coast fishing.And you might think the fishing industry and oil industry would be at odds. But as Adriene Hill reports from the Sustainability Desk, in Southern Louisiana, it's not that simple.
Posted In: Oil


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