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

Who thought 30-year mortgages were a good thing?

Lending money for 30 years at a fixed interest rate isn't attractive to banks. So how did 30-year fixed-rate mortgages come to be the standard?
Posted In: Mortgages, interest rates, home buying

Landline phone, R.I.P.?

The F.C.C. is moving toward allowing phone companies to replace their century-old landlines with internet-based phone service.
Posted In: fcc, telephone, landlines

Using 'early college' to help vocational training

The Obama administration launches a $100 million race-to-the-top-style competition meant to overhaul career and technical education.
Posted In: vocational training, technical schools

Snapchat photos worth more than $3 billion. Say what?

You've got a business that’s never earned a dollar and someone offers you $3 billion for it. And you say no.
Posted In: Snapchat, Twitter, WhatsApp, kik

Will Yellen continue to pull back the Fed's curtains?

Janet Yellen was the advocate for more transparency by the Fed. What will she do as chair?
Posted In: Fed, Bernanke, Janet Yellen

Life in the Philippines and the cycle of disaster

Typhoons beat on the Philippines regularly, destroying roads, bridges and buildings in an already poor country.
Posted In: philippines, typhoon, Yolanda, Haiyan

Hunt is on for the last surviving trans fats

The FDA says trans fat is officially bad, and that poses a challenge to makers of processed foods that still depend on them.
Posted In: trans fat, FDA, Food

NFL locker room hazing: Just another workplace dispute?

Allegations that one NFL player bullied another raise the question of why so many workplaces of all kinds tolerate bullying and hazing in their work forces.
Posted In: NFL, Jonathan Martin, Richie Incognito, Miami Dolphins

Kellogg's tries breakfast without the spoon

Kellogg's slashed 7 percent of its workforce to grow profits, and it plans to market more to older consumers.
Posted In: Kellogg's, cereal

Ding! You are now free to use your tablets during takeoff

The FAA is allowing airline passengers to use some mobile devices during takeoff and landing. NOT cellphones.
Posted In: Airlines, tablets, e-books, gate-to-gate

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