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

The iPhone 4S: Is it the iWife, the iAssistant or HAL?

With the iPhone 4S, artificial intelligence is going mainstream. And it's not only Apple bringing computers that can learn into our lives.

iPhone 4S and Siri come to the masses

The iPhone 4s hits Apple stores tomorrow. And if you're one of those people who has a deep relationship with your phone, the 4s feels you. No...
Posted In: apple, gadgets, iphone 4S, siri

Video game maker to team up with lab to create supercomputer

The advanced chips that make new supercomputers possible are subsidized by the video game industry.

Apple after Steve Jobs

Today is the first day of the Tim Cook era. The new CEO takes charge of the myth and the business.

Steve Jobs in his own words

Stanford Commencement Address 2005...
Posted In: apple, steve jobs, Tech Report

Steve Jobs dies at 56

Apple's co-founder and a key visionary behind the personal computer revolution has passed away, Apple announced today

Tim Cook uncut

Apple unveiled its latest iPhone yesterday, the 4S. This was the first big product launch for the company with Tim Cook in charge and the first...
Posted In: apple, gadgets, iphone 4S, tim cook

Dynamic pricing goes wide

Computer programs change prices instantly online for everything from airline tickets to laptops

The New Facebook and why Netflix split in two

How important is Facebook's push into digital media? It's huge. Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix, believes the social network could remake the w...
Posted In: Facebook, government, hulu, netflix, policy, privacy, social media, Web Culture

Facebook's new face

Facebook wants to spend more time with you. Deepen the conversation, peer into your soul, hear the story of your life. It wants you to break out...
Posted In: Facebook, privacy, social media, Web Culture


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