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

Hawaii on tsunami alert: The experience from Waikiki

Hawaii is under the threat of a tsunami after a massive earthquake hit Japan. Marketplace's Adriene Hill talks about what's going on in the state from her hotel in Waikiki.

Pensions or 401(k)s: Which is better?

Are you one of the few that still have a pension? Lucky you! More and more companies are ending pensions are opting for 401(k)-style plans and that isn't the greatest news for many.
Posted In: Retirement

No waste of fashion's raw materials

Forget Galliano and Gaga. The latest fashion trend is all about saving, reducing and making far less of an impact.

Bread is more than wheat, milk and eggs

Even though commodity prices are skyrocketing, what you pay for food is not necessarily going up. Here's why.
Posted In: Food

Libyan protests push oil prices up

Libya is a major oil producer. The country's unrest has spilled into the oil markets. So what should we expect in the coming days?
Posted In: Oil

Climate messages may be all wrong

Environmental activists are adjusting their words and strategy as "climate change" and "global warming" messages fail to win the public's attention.
Posted In: Environment

Promoting Climate Change: Hits and Misses

If you heard my story today on Marketplace, you know there's some debate over exactly what sort of messaging is best suited to climate change. Co...
Posted In: ads, climate change, sustainability

Verizon iPhone users might get "throttled"

Pre-orders for the Verizon iPhone sold out in hours. Then came an announcement about the carrier's data policy. uses data to track fashion trends

Have you ever looked at a particularly ugly piece of clothing, and wondered "How did this even get made?" With the help of new tools like -- a social networking site where fashion-followers can create collages of their favorite trends -- data can take the guess work out of getting dressed. Adriene Hill has more.

Best-Ever Super Bowl Ads: Diet Coke 3-D

I was 12 -- and remember making sure to have my glasses ready...sat in anticipation during the entire game...just waiting. Take a look at it here....
Posted In: advertising, business of sports, Coca-cola, diet coke, football, Super Bowl


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