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

Does 200 million accounts mean that Twitter has 200 million active users?

Nope. Definitely not. Lots of folks have multiple, multiple Twitter accounts and millions of others have opened Twitter accounts that are sitting...
Posted In: Twitter

Research in Motion struggles to keep up with competitors

RIM's new Blackberry Playbook tablet goes on sale today, but most don't expect it will help the tech company come out from behind the pack.

Twitter's all grown up

There are reports that Twitter is looking to buy Tweetdeck for $50 million. That app feeds off of Twitter and makes it better.
Posted In: Internet

Zipcar gears up for an IPO

The short-term car rental company has been around for more than a decade, but still hasn't quite turned a profit.
Posted In: Investing

Poker bots invade the virtual casino

There's a new guy at the online poker table -- a computer.

Dish Network to buy Blockbuster

The fading retail chain's movie rights could help Dish Network compete with Netflix in the streaming-video business.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

Are smartphones the credit cards of the future?

A new coalition formed by Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile called Isis hopes to make mobile payments a reality. But many critics wonder just how practical, and secure a cell phone payment really is?

Government transparency websites targeted in budget cuts

Many websites that offer platforms for transparency in government could facing the chopping block as politicians debate budget cuts.

Tracking reactions to ads via webcam

A new app helps computers track human emotions through a webcam. The company says it represents a new frontier in customer service.

Time Warner's iPad app worries TV networks

A new iPad app from Time Warner allows digital streaming, making network executives nervous about a possible drop in cable subscriptions.


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