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

Head of country's cyber agency resigns

The Department of Defense doesn't want to talk about why Randy Vickers resigned as director of the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team. US- CERT...
Posted In: Congress, government, military, security

Want to read Harry Potter on your iPad? There's no app for that.

Apple's trying to force all online booksellers, magazine publishers and movie rental sites to only sell stuff for iPhones and iPads through the App...
Posted In: Amazon, apple, apps, business, Entertainment, Google

You guys! There's another Internet!

Researchers are testing new ways to shove data around at speeds so fast we can't even wrap our puny human brains around it, and since this is so...
Posted In: Internet

Watch Youtube on a horse! Really.

From the department of "Hey, actually that is kind of surprising."...
Posted In: Web Culture, YouTube

HTC cries "Uncle!"

HTC may have had enough in its patent dispute with Apple over smart phone technology. Bloomberg is reporting HTC, a Taiwanese phone maker is ready...
Posted In: android, apple, business, Google, htc

Are American elections headed online?

If you're a little annoyed with the way Washington works, join the club. But Americans Elect wants shake things up and use the Internet to transform how presidential elections work.

Showing up unaware in Ads on Facebook

Last year Facebook came up with the idea of using your name and image to sell products to your Facebook friends on third party sites. Creepy, right...
Posted In: advertising

Another Way to Elect a President

If the Philadelphia's constitutional convention were held today, what would elections look like? Americans Elect are hoping to use the net to...
Posted In: government

Patent trolls? Or engines of innovation - Nathan Myhrvold and the patent wars

Saying that US patent system is mess is a bit of an understatement....

Apple enforces publishing rules

Apple is cracking the whip, according the the Wall Street Journal....
Posted In: business, Entertainment


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