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

Facebook fatigue may be setting in

A new report shows that the number of Facebook users in the last month has fallen.

E3: Videogames are the new blockbusters

In 2010, video game sales for console systems, smartphones and social networks outpaced sales in the movie business. Steve Henn reports from the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.
Posted In: Entertainment

Sony and Microsoft: A tale of two hacks

Sony's PlayStation is the target of repeated hacks because the electronics giant responded aggressively to a hacker's work. Microsoft took a different approach to hacks on its Kinect.

Sony's descent into the abyss

Sony's become the tool of hackers all over the world. And you might be wondering why this is happening now? A lot of techies blame it on Sony's ...
Posted In: Entertainment, gadgets, hackers, kinect, Microsoft, PS3, Sony

Will Groupon survive the hype?

Online daily deals website Groupon announced its planned IPO yesterday. But with a concept so simple, can it survive the hype?
Posted In: Wall Street

Nokia slides again

The company's phone business is tanking, and that doesn't leave much else.

Twitter buys AdGrok to boost ad sales

Twitter announced yesterday that it has acquired the Internet advertising startup AdGrok. The social media site hopes the partnership will boost ad revenue.
Posted In: Internet

Supply chain disruptions affect car industries more than tech sector

Since the natural disasters in Japan, many global markets have been hit by shortages in the supply chain, particularly companies with factories in Japan. But some industries have been hit harder than others.
Posted In: Auto

Students get big payday for skipping school

The Thiel Foundation announced 24 winners of its first fellowship. Each winner gets $100,000 to sit out of college for two years.
Posted In: Education

Do these kids have what it takes to make it without a degree?

Written by Steve Henn and Amy Scott Peter Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal and one of the first investors in Facebook, is a billionaire and a Stanf...
Posted In: college, Education, Thiel fellowship


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