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. 

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Tech in retail, from the good to the gimmicky

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Why does the GOP want to give corporate America a big tax cut?

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After months of big promise and bullet-pointed lists, the GOP is out with a tax bill today. It is a long way from final. Democrats, business groups and others are already pushing back hard against elements of the plan. Among the changes the GOP is touting loudest and seems most committed to is a plan […]

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Oct 27, 2017
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Is Amazon finally poised for a complete retail takeover?

Oct 27, 2017
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Workplace harassment and the bystander effect

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The $2 billion question: Spend on fighting fires or preventing them?

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A professor of fire ecology discusses the trade-offs in one of the costliest fire seasons in memory.
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