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

Technology's haves and have nots

Many small businesses are still on the wrong side of the Digital Divide
Posted In: digital divide, Square

Facebook privacy rules could cause ripples

The Federal Trade Commission steps up its rules on how companies write and change their privacy policies
Posted In: Facebook, privacy, FTC

Zynga wants employee shares back

Zynga could go public for as much as $20 billion later this year. But company founders reportedly regret handing out stock options and shares so freely in the beginning, and now the social gaming company is telling some employees to give those shares back or lose their jobs.
Posted In: Wall Street

Latest 'Call of Duty' could be most lucrative video game ever

The eighth iteration of the popular video game is already one of the highest grossing entertainment franchises of all time.
Posted In: Entertainment

Berlusconi breaks news on Facebook

Italy's prime minister uses his social network to trump traditional media.

Kodak earnings worse than expected

The legendary photography company may need to sell itself to survive.

Groupon goes public

Groupon Inc.'s IPO could be the biggest test yet of how private trading of shares of hot startups like Facebook Inc. before they go public may impact secondary private markets like SecondMarket and SharesPost.

Netflix stock takes another beating

And the stakes get higher in the battle for the streaming-video business.

Microsoft to go head-to-head with Apple in brick and mortar

Microsoft looks to expand its retail operations across the country.

Research in Motion tries to go after developers

In order to keep up with Apple and the iPhone, RIM and Blackberry will need to get developers on board.


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