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

AT&T's acquisition of T-Mobile: The ripple effects

If approved, the $39 billion merger would create a telecom colossus and a potential threat to innovation.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

Microsoft nails big spammer

Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit helps take down one of the biggest email spammers in cyberspace -- at least for now.

New York Times paywall goes up

The New York Times said today it will sell its app through iTunes, and give Apple a 30 percent cut of subscription fees. It's a coup for Apple, but not so for readers, who will pay up to $35 a month.

March Madness online helps CBS turn profit on tourney

CBS expected to lose $200 million a year on the NCAA basketball tournament. But a deal to extend coverage to cable TV and a move to stream all games online have helped the network turn a profit.
Posted In: Sports

Earthquake in Japan jolts global supply chain

The disaster in Japan could have a huge impact on industrial production of products like semi-conductors and other electronic components.

The effectiveness of Japan's earthquake early-warning system

The Japanese had invested more than a decade and hundreds of millions of dollars into an early-warning system that might have saved a number of lives today.

The tax apps cometh

If your plans for this weekend include digging through a shoebox full of receipts and collecting all your tax forms, we have news. This year, you may be able to do some or even all of your tax prep work on your smartphone.
Posted In: Personal Finance, Taxes

Does the Internet have an off switch?

Nah. At least not completely. Well, that is -- it's complicated. Recent legislation in Congress combined with recent events in the Middle East have people wondering who controls the Internet in this country and who can shut it down.
Posted In: Internet

Facebook renting movies

Now members of Facebook can rent movies and pay for them with Facebook credits. The first flick: Warner Bros.' "The Dark Knight."
Posted In: Entertainment, Internet

Hackers who hack with white hats

Computer hackers who hack to reveal the flaws in computers and phones gather to compete for big cash prizes.


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