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

Gulf seafood gets 'sniff' tests for oil, chemicals

When the BP oil spill started, people immediately wondered about how the oil would affect the animals, particularly seafood that people consume -- but Marketplace's Adriene Hill reports that people should also be looking out for chemical dispersants.

News brief: Department of Interior will lease 1.8 million acres in Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve

The US Department of the Interior (DOI) today released details about its plan to award 190 parcels of land in Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve...
Posted In: Alaska, drilling, Interior, Oil

Who's getting paid by BP? And who isn't?

***Easy Answer: Louisiana residents have received nearly half of the money handed out so far. Even though they account for only about a quarter...
Posted In: BP, bp oil spill, Florida, Louisiana

You tell us: Should BP help pay for mental health costs related to the oil spill?

Gulf states have asked BP for millions of dollars to pay for mental health costs related to the oil spill. Should the company hand over the money?...
Posted In: BP, claims, mental health, oil spill

Another game makes fun out of drilling for oil

If the BP Offshore Oil Strike board game isn't enough oil spill gaming for you--check out the US Minerals Management Service "Drilling for Oil" g...
Posted In: bp oil spill, MMS

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

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