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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

House members want Internet Service Providers to keep track of your online activity

The bill is called Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act of 2011. Because who would want to vote against that? The bill passed in the...
Posted In: children, government, privacy

New data security bill introduced in the Senate

I'm not sure how anyone in Congress has any time to do anything but try to figure out how to get a debt crisis deal done, but apparently, they do....
Posted In: Congress, government, privacy, security

OK Go's kaleidoscopic magic

The hipster, pop-band OK Go has a new video out. And it is interactive. It uses HTML 5 and a whole lot of little browser windows crate a kind of ...
Posted In: Music, Web Culture

Life in the slow lane

Pocatello, Idaho, has a new claim to fame: It may just have the slowest Internet connection in America

Rickrolling @whitehouse

The White House is holding "office hours" on Twitter during the debt ceiling negotiations. During yesterday's session, some Obama staffer...
Posted In: government, rickroll, Twitter, Web Culture, white house

Airbnb users has apartment trashed

Airbnb is an online service that helps home owners hook up with vacationers looking to rent apartments or houses. The idea is simple, while you're...
Posted In: business, Travel, Web Culture

New iPhone, new iPhone!!!

The Apple fanboy press is whipping itself into an ecstatic frenzy this morning. The reason? Photos of a new case for the iPhone 5 (aka El Cinco)...
Posted In: apple, business, iphone 5, Web Culture

New study shows gaping rural-city digital divide

If you live in an affluent, metropolitan city, you get fast download speeds, and you're much more likely to let your download complete than you...
Posted In: digital life, downloads

LulzSec Leader Arrested (or not)

British Police say they've arrested a key leader of LulzSec. His code name: Topiary. He's 19 and he was living on the windswept Shetland Islands on...
Posted In: hacking, lulzsec, police, security

Tiny robots to invade nuclear power stations!

No, it's not a terrorist scheme or the plotline of some second-rate summer blockbuster. But tiny robots may soon arrive at a nuclear plant near you, and these bots might just save us from a horrible disaster.

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