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

FDA orders 23andMe to stop selling DNA test kits

The problem with mail-order DNA tests.
Posted In: 23andMe, FDA, dna

Why we can't let go of the fixed-rate mortgage

There's a financial cost to mortgages that stay at the same interest rate for 30 years, but there are also social benefits.
Posted In: Mortgages, interest rates, home buying

World's largest retailer to get new CEO

Doug McMillon will take over as head of the world's largest retailer.
Posted In: Walmart

What crazy inventions from the future will Apple make with PrimeSense?

Apple has purchased a company that helped create Microsoft's Xbox Kinect.
Posted In: apple, kinect

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

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