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

Is Carrier IQ spying on you?

Hidden software in millions of smartphones appears to log keystrokes.
Posted In: privacy, mobile, android, smartphone

Spotify adds apps

Read Rolling Stone while you listen
Posted In: spotify, Music

Get paid to share your data

Could this be the future of social networking?
Posted In: privacy, social networking

Amazon’s Kindle Fire faces more questions about privacy

How much information does the Kindle Fire's browser collect and what is Amazon doing with it?
Posted In: kindle fire, Amazon, privacy

Privacy Scare for Android

Learn this name: Carrier IQ
Posted In: privacy, mobile, android

What remains of Napster

Music subscription service Rhapsody has signed an agreement to acquire Napster from parent company Best Buy for an undisclosed sum. What Napster leaves behind is what can now be seen as a foreshadow to social media.
Posted In: Napster, rhapsody

Will Facebook get serious about online privacy?

Facebook settled a case today with the FTC over whether the site violated users' personal privacy by sharing their information with advertisers and others without the users' consent. But will it force Facebook to change its ways?
Posted In: Facebook, privacy, web privacy

'Dynamic pricing' spreads beyond airline flights

It's a frustrating gamble many travelers make: buy now or hope for a lower ticket price later? Annoying as it is, dynamic pricing is spreading to everything from electronics and concert tickets. Learn more about the practice.
Posted In: Tech, airline prices

Is Angie's List ready for its IPO?

The popular website has more than a million paying subscribers, but it's still in a hole.
Posted In: IPO, Angie's List

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