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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More pork than water?

Watchdog groups are calling it the biggest pork-barrel water projects bill ever. The Senate wants to spend $32 billion for hundreds of projects — like millions to keep a California beach sandy. Steve Henn reports.
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Reporters claim HP invaded their privacy

Three C-Net reporters are planning to sue Hewlett Packard. It's the latest twist in the company's spying scandal. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Crime
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Journalists to sue HP over spy scandal

Three CNET reporters are breaking an age-old taboo and turning the tables on Corporate America. The journalists plan to sue Hewlett-Packard alleging invasion of privacy after their phone records were scrutinized by HP investigators. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Crime
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Iraq funding bill, plan B

Tensions in Washington remain high as Democratic leaders return to the drawing board to come up with a veto-proof appropriations bill that will move toward bringing U.S. troops home. Steve Henn reports.
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Controlling war spending? Not accomplished

Something's been lost in the debate over emergency Iraq war funding and troop withdrawal deadlines. The price tag for the war is approaching $500 billion — about 10 times the advertised price. Steve Henn reports.
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Businesses find alternative routes

Managers in the San Francisco Bay Area were wondering this morning how to keep their businesses going if workers couldn't get to work. Some companies are changing the way they look at work from home. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Jobs
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OSHA in the hot seat

It's the agency charged with making sure American workplaces are safe, but this morning the Senate will look at allegations that OSHA's been falling down on the job. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Washington
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What's wrong with our food?

From peanut butter to bagged spinach to pet food, it hasn't exactly been the best year for the nation's food supply. That's led to calls for greater regulation, and Congress is poised to take action.
Posted In: Health, Washington
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No, <i>you</i> pay to fix the planet

Results of a poll out today show that an overwhelming majority of Americans think the government should do something about global warming. But when asked to dip into their own pockets to pay for a solution, ahhh not so much.
Posted In: Taxes
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Washington quarrels over CEO pay

The House is set to approve a bill by the end of the week that would give shareholders greater say in CEO pay, but the bill's prospects of becoming law are bleak. It's opposed by the White House and many business groups.
Posted In: Washington

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