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. 

Features By Steve Henn

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Chertoff: Private planes a security risk

Six years after 9/11, the Department of Homeland Security is taking steps to plug what Secretary Michael Chertoff describes as a major gap in the country's defenses -- private planes. Steve Henn reports.
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Troop cuts could mean contractor surge

General David Petraeus told Congress today that he believes the United States can reduce its presence in Iraq to pre-surge levels by next summer. Steve Henn reports that American defense contractors see that as a business opportunity.
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Ready to go back in the subprime water?

The recent problems terrorizing the mortgage market are likely to scare off some investors for some time to come. But sale prices in the aftermath could also lure in bargain hunters. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Housing, Investing, Wall Street
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Braced for more bad housing news

New home sales numbers for July come out this morning and most analysts expect bad news as problems in the mortgage industry continue to leave builders with fewer and fewer potential home buyers. And the worst is still to come, Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Housing
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Bush backers begin surge of their own

President Bush's speech today to the VFW is the opening volley in a White House campaign to build support for keeping troops in Iraq. And, as Steve Henn reports, the president will have some well-financed allies backing him up.
Posted In: Washington
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Japan, India come together

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is visiting India with 200 Japanese executives in tow. The motivation behind the high-profile visit: Both countries are looking for economic allies as they warily eye China's rise. Steve Henn explains.
Posted In: Canada
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Washington cash flow shifts left

For the first time in 18 years, Democratic candidates are out-fundraising their GOP counterparts. That means people with a lot of money are betting the Dems will hold onto power, Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Washington
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More eavesdropping power on tap

A new law gives the White House greater power to eavesdrop U.S. residents communicating with terrorism suspects overseas. But President Bush wanted to give phone companies amnesty for past spying, and Congress didn't hand it over. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Washington
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Bear hit raises fears of debt crisis

Wall Street is hoping the subprime mortgage crisis won't spread. But Bear Sterns' debt rating got downrated today, and some economists aren't sure the problem has been contained. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Housing
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A foreclosure storm on the horizon?

The announcement that American Home Mortgage will drastically cut operations and lay off 7,000 may be just the beginning of a crisis in the U.S. lending market. Steve Henn reports on how deep the problem goes.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

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