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Adriene Hill

Former Correspondent


Adriene Hill is a former 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. 

Latest Stories (1,071)

You tell us: Has the BP oil spill changed your behavior?

Jul 1, 2010
Lots of folks are boycotting BP (or at least want their Facebook friends to think they're boycotting). A new Facebook fan page called Boycott BP...

Locals hurt by battered Gulf industries

Jun 25, 2010
The Gulf of Mexico provides families in the area with two significant economic opportunities -- oil and fish. And right now, with the BP oil spill, the future of both are in question. That's straining some communities in places like Boothville, La. Adriene Hill reports.

Folks turn to local gov't for oil spill help

Jun 23, 2010
So far, more than 40,000 people have used hotlines set up by BP to offer suggestions and ideas for stopping the oil spill and cleaning things up. But a lot of regular folks feel like they aren't getting through to BP. And some are going to local governments to see if they can get anyone to pay attention. Adriene Hill reports.

Rising price of oysters takes toll on po-boy

Jun 22, 2010
The latest casualty of the Gulf oil spill: The oyster po-boy, a famous New Orleans sandwich and longtime staple regional food. High prices of oysters are even forcing some restaurant owners to knock the food off their menus.

Strong support between Gulf fishing, oil

Jun 16, 2010
At this point we've heard a lot about the BP oil spill, how it's devastating Gulf coast fishing.And you might think the fishing industry and oil industry would be at odds. But as Adriene Hill reports from the Sustainability Desk, in Southern Louisiana, it's not that simple.