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

Finding your way out of debt

Millions of Americans have turned to credit counseling services to help them handle their debt. But some of those services have filed for bankruptcy. Others have been accused of scamming consumers out of their money. How do you find a service that's reliable? Reporter Steve Henn finds out.
Posted In: Savings

Jumping into the housing market

What comes up must come down…right? Well, Isaac Newton didn't try to buy a house in today's market, where gravity is gone. But Fed Chairman, Alan Greenspan, said this week that interest rates will rise. Is the bubble about to burst? And how do you jump into a market if you're a first time buyer? Marketplace Reporter Steve Henn has our story.
Posted In: Investing


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