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 as producer of the local show Eight Forty-Eight, then as news desk editor and reporter.

Adriene received numerous awards for her contribution to Inside & Out, a project she worked on at WBEZ. 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.

Adriene 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 really is as good as people say it is. 


Features by Adriene Hill

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with leaders from the Trans-Pacific Partnership at the US Embassy in Beijing in November 2014 in Beijing.

Weekly Wrap: consumers, takeovers and Pacific trade

Nela Richardson and Cardiff Garcia join Adriene Hill to recap the week in business and finance.
Posted In: Trans-Pacific Partnership, consumer sentiment, takeover
Our survey revealed 98 percent of parents say their children use technology for school work.

Parents find promise and peril in education technology

Infographic: Parents say tech improves education, but worry about privacy and screen time.
Posted In: Education, survey, parent tech, school tech, technology, edtech, educational technology, education tech, student data, data privacy

PODCAST: Off to the races

A look back at April, and the changing demographic of horse owners.
Eleanor Roosevelt High School students Christian Esplana, 11th grade, and Joelle Carreon, 10th grade, were recently encouraged to take AP courses.

How one high school is closing the AP gap

Research and outreach at Roosevelt High is putting more kids in advanced classes.
Posted In: AP, AP gap, AP tests, high school, Advanced Placement test, diversity, discrimination, minority, AP classes, AP high school, AP data, student data

PODCAST: The suburb revival

Oil company profits, Japan's currency, and millennials in the suburbs.
Education leaders plan to commit $100 million to identify and enroll more low-income and minority students in advanced high school classes.

Spending $100 million to break down AP class barriers

Minority and low-income students are often overlooked for the toughest classes.
Posted In: AP, AP gap, AP tests, high school, Advanced Placement test, AP classes, AP high school, AP data, student data

The afterlife of television

How new homes for old television are remaking the TV landscape.
Posted In: reruns, syndication, netflix


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