Steve Henn was Marketplace’s technology and innovation reporter until December 2011. He filed stories for the entire Marketplace portfolio.  In addition, Henn occasionally acted as the back-up host for Marketplace Tech Report.

Henn filed his first story for Marketplace from rural Zimbabwe in 1996. He was hired full time in the Washington D.C. bureau in 2000.  Before that, he biked across the country with his future wife and worked at several small local newspapers.

Henn loves that fact that Marketplace gives him the opportunity to speak with smart interesting people, who are incredibly passionate about what they do. One of his favorite projects was in collaboration with America Radio Works, Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism and the Center for Public Integrity where he worked on several year-long projects to expose how lobbyists and private interest groups were paying for lavish trips for members of Congress and their staff.

Henn was part of the team that won a Peabody at Marketplace in 2000. He has also won a Gracie award for his coverage of women’s issues in the workplace. In addition, Henn has been awarded an Edward R. Murrow for national investigative reporting, several IRE awards and was honored in 2006 by the National Press Club Foundation with the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting on Congress.

Henn holds a Bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University and received his Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. 

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Features by Steve Henn

2011 in review: The changes in Silicon Valley

The big corner-office changes this past year, and why your living room is the next, big battleground for tech giants like Apple and Google.
Posted In: cloud, cloud computing, apple, Google, Hp, 2011

The economic divide in Silicon Valley

While some high-tech entrepreneurs are becoming billionaires in Silicon Valley, many of their neighbors outside of the tech community are struggling to find jobs and get by.
Posted In: Silicon Valley

Taking your friends and followers to the bank

A bunch of new companies want to help you make money off your social networks.
Posted In: Twitter, social network, advertisements

Twitter gets royal treatment

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is said to be acquiring a 3 percent stake in Twitter. The social network is growing fast in the Arab world.
Posted In: Twitter, Arab Spring

Teen Mobile Data Tsunami

Mobile data use among teens has tripled in the last year
Posted In: mobile, automobile, teenagers

Zynga gets ready for IPO

The company behind "FarmVille" and other online games could begin selling stock this week. And there's nothing virtual about it.
Posted In: zynga, IPO, farmville

TV is the next consumer electronics battleground

As Microsoft revamps its Xbox to act as an interactive content-streaming device, other tech companies are also coming up with ways to reinvent the TV.
Posted In: tv

Xbox adds new on-demand content

What on-demand video could mean the Xbox means for the future of TV and home entertainment.
Posted In: tv, xbox, Microsoft, kinect, artificial intelligence

How the cost of college could be lowered

President Obama meets at the White House today with a small group of university and college presidents on how to reduce the cost of higher education. But the answers might have to come from the schools themselves.
Posted In: student loan debt, college tuition, President Obama

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