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

Just say no to bottled water.

Refuse bottled water. Municipal water systems are far more energy-efficient than bottled water, and more closely monitored for health safety, too!...

Pick up your wok! (with recipe)

Make stir-fries your go-to dinners. They're as fast as anything and don't require turning on the oven. Plus, since everything comes together in one...

Communities tackle climate change without politics

While big policymakers in the U.N. consider climate change resolutions at the summit in Cancun, some communities back here in the U.S. are tackling environmental problems on their own. Even if they don't consider it that way. Adriene Hill reports.
Posted In: Environment

Small businesses see benefits in going green

While the U.N. summit in Cancun undertakes big environmental initiatives, some small businesses are already taking up the green cause. What they're discovering is that beyond the environmental factors, going green is helping out their bottom line, too.
Posted In: Environment, Small Business

How to have a green Thanksgiving

Holidays usually don't provide for the most environmentally-friendly options. But Marketplace's Adriene Hill is offering her tips on how to have a green Thanksgiving without having to compromise your holiday fun.
Posted In: Environment, Food

How much does healthy eating cost?

Organic, local, grass-fed... All of that may mean the food is better for you, but it also means it's more expensive. Marketplace's Adriene Hill takes a look at some interesting findings on how much healthy eating costs -- in dollars, well-being and the environment.
Posted In: Food, Health

What's in the future for climate change legislation

With the new Republican-controlled House, many have wondered how climate change and clean energy legislation will be effected. Steve Chiotakis talks to Adriene Hill about the prospects.
Posted In: Environment

Are hyper-local websites the future of journalism?

Among growing trends online are hyper-local news websites where volunteers post updated news and events with their community. Meanwhile, qualified and paid journalists are losing their jobs. Is this the future of journalism? Adriene Hill reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Preparing for the future job market

If you're in a job that might be scarce down the road, you need to be prepared. Reporter Adriene Hill talks with Tess Vigeland about which job fields are expected to grow, which may be squeezed out for good and how to be ready for the job market of the future.
Posted In: Jobs

The new faces of the foreclosure crisis

We've been talking about foreclosures now for years, literally. But who's getting foreclosed on has changed. Adriene Hill reports that in some cases, it's no longer the usual suspects.
Posted In: Housing


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  • The Ford Foundation