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

YouTube gives in to mandatory ads

The popular video site had long been a holdout in forcing visitors to watch ads before videos, but now it's giving in -- with a plan.

Facebook flubs Google smear campaign

The social network hired a PR firm to plant negative stories about Google's privacy problems. And got caught.

Microsoft buys Skype for $8.5 billion

Skype's Internet phone and video network could give many Microsoft products a sharper competitive edge. But will Skype still be free?
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

The downside to Western technology in the Middle East

Silicon Valley firms have played a big role in the Arab Spring. But some of their technology has been used as tools for tyrants.

Rental company spies on Wyoming couple through webcam

Aaron's calls the incident a fluke, but privacy advocate says there are no laws to prevent the practice.

White iPhone is misfit for cases

The latest iPhone stands out not just for its color, but because of a tiny difference in dimensions.

Little Brother is watching

New gadgets and applications put sophisticated and powerful intelligence tools into the hands of the average snoop.

Sony hack risks personal information

Sony's PlayStation network has been offline for a week, locking out 77 million users. But news that personal information has been compromised may spark a user uproar.

Obama to host town hall via Facebook

President Barack Obama will travel to Silicon Valley today to hold a "town hall" meeting at the Facebook headquarters. With campaigns for the 2012 election just kicking off, social networking will be a key component in fundraising.

Tech comes back big

Intel and IBM surprised Wall Street with big earnings. And what's good for tech is good for the recovery.


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