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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. 

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Features by Steve Henn

Google under government pressure

Google's chairman Eric Schmidt will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee today. The tech company is under scrutiny for possible antitrust violations and uncompetitive practices.

Netflix launches Qwikster for DVDs

Netflix tries to make nice after infuriating its customers.

IBM's Watson gets medical job

The supercomputer is going to work for WellPoint.

After filing bankruptcy, Solyndra is raided by the FBI

Solyndra, a solar company, was the great hope of moving forward on green job creation. Now, the firm has filed for bankruptcy and is under investigation by the government.

9/11's effect on tech

After September 11, the government poured billions into research that is changing our lives.

Michael Arrington Is Out at Tech Crunch

Arianna Huffington appears to have won the glorious, public, smack-down within AOL over Michael Arrington's plans to both write about startups at...
Posted In: aol, business, Entertainment, huffington, techcrunch, Web Culture

Patent Wars Create Mobile Opening for Microsoft

If you know you are going to get the tuna salad sued out of you by bringing an Android device to market - other operating systems start looking a...
Posted In: apple, gadgets, Google, Microsoft, mobile, patents

The difference between Android and Windows: software patents

Apple isn't sitting on its hands in the mobile patent wars. It just sued Samsung in Japan.It's sued HTC. It's blocked the Samsung from selling its...
Posted In: apple, gadgets, Google, mobile, patents

Patents Attack 2: Google's Revenge

HTC, a Taiwanese manufacturer, makes it money on low cost - high volume production. Kind of similar to Foxxconn, the Chinese company that makes...
Posted In: apple, gadgets, Google, htc, mobile

Why Yahoo is struggling

The Internet company just isn't what it used to be -- mostly because that identity lacked focus.

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