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

Banks bet on bigger, faster super computers

During the last financial crisis, JP Morgan realized it didn't have the computing power to keep up with the collapse. Bankers didn't know what...
Posted In: business, JPMorgan

Google+ warms up to businesses

The new social media site may open up to companies earlier than planned.

Consumers are willing to pay more to protect their privacy online

A new study shows that people are willing to pay a higher price for the same goods online if the site does a better job of protecting their privacy.

Electronic Arts buys PopCap

The video game publisher pays big to go small with mobile games.

Verizon to unveil capped mobile data plans

The company is getting its heaviest data users to help pay the bills. Soon, though, capped plans could apply to everyone.

Is Silicon Valley making a comeback?

The tech startup center of the U.S. has been struggling with major unemployment in recent years. But the area may be heating up again.

It's not just Big Brother watching

It's Little Brother too: That girl sitting across from you in a cafe with free Wi-Fi or even the guy who just brushed past you on the sidewalk can hack into your laptop or smart phone. The proliferation of easy hacking programs and spy gadgets make it easier than ever for someone to break into your online accounts.

Google launches Google+

The search giant takes another crack at a social network, and Facebook.
Posted In: Internet

What Do You Love?

Emily Henn in Colorado Google's launching a new search site -- What Do You Love (wdyl, get it?). The site allows you to search a wi...
Posted In: Google, search, social media, WDYL

Pandora prepares to go public

Riding the IPO wave, the digital radio company raises the size of its offering and share price.
Posted In: Wall Street


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