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

Chinese environmentalists target Apple

The company is under fire for Asian suppliers who pollute.

Does America need more engineers?

High-tech companies have long complained that the U.S. doesn't educate enough engineers with advanced degrees for sophisticated technical work.
Posted In: Jobs

Steve Jobs successor 'makes trains run on time'

Steve Jobs resigned as Apple's CEO and named his former COO Tim Cook as his replacement. Will Cook be able to fill such big shoes?

Zeal for tech IPOs has cooled

Back in June, everything was looking up for Silicon Valley investors. Now, the shaky markets are making it difficult to invest confidently in new ideas.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Hackers say Wall Street traders are vulnerable

The annual Black Hat hacker convention is underway in Las Vegas. On the schedule: a lecture outlining how easy it would be to hack high-frequency trading operations on Wall Street.

Catherine, a game of love (and anxiety)

Catherine, a new video game by Atlus, sucks its players into a morally ambiguous world -- forcing them to think about relationships, and possibly...
Posted In: Entertainment, reviews, video game

Telecomix take on Syrian surveillance

Telecomix is a loosely organized group of technophiles. They call themselves internauts -- like astronauts -- but instead of exploring space, they're Internet adventurers. For the past several months, Telecomix has been building ad-hoc communications systems all over the Middle East.

Amazon hearts movie streaming

This week has seen some big streaming news. I feel like we hit the tipping point were TV on the net was suddenly everywhere....
Posted In: Entertainment, movies, tv

Google+ and privacy

Facebook has been rightly scrutinized for how it treats your personal information - what is shared and what is not. And at first blush Google+...
Posted In: business, google +, privacy, social media

Economic uncertainty hits the innovation economy

Even before the debt ceiling debate came down to the wire Venture Capitalists were already getting nervous....
Posted In: business, Silicon Valley, venture capitalists


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