In more then twenty years in journalism, Lisa Napoli has managed to work for almost every major media company (and for several shows and ventures that have unceremoniously shut down).

Lisa began her career at CNN in the early eighties, covered the first Clinton campaign and the Waco standoff for Fox News long before it became a 24-7 news channel, and was one of the first reporters to cover the Web for the mainstream media when she joined the New York Times CyberTimes in 1996, where she wrote the popular Hyperwocky column. For a time, she wrote the Online Diary column for the Times' Circuits section, and she's still a frequent contributor to the paper.

She's also been the on-air correspondent at MSNBC and a columnist at Her documentaries about NASCAR racing and South of the Border, a tourist trap in South Carolina, have aired on public television.

Beyond her journalistic pursuits, Lisa is proud to have worked in craft services on the horror film Hellraiser III, as a publicity coordinator for an alternative to prison for nonviolent female offenders and their children in North Carolina, and as a producer at a division of QVC, where her team produced shows that helped sell all manner of stuff.

Lisa is a proud graduate of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, and lives in Los Angeles, although she is a native of Brooklyn, New York.

She joined Marketplace in February of 2004.

Features By Lisa Napoli



Big wins on small budgets

The Colorado Rockies may not be working with a big budget, but they're still running in the playoffs. Lisa Napoli talks to sports commentator Diana Nyad about small-team philosophy that pays off.
Posted In: Sports

India rallies against big retailers

In India today, 20,000 people gathered for the largest protest of its kind against retail giants like Wal-Mart. Lisa Napoli talks to reporter Jean Parker about the country's ongoing fight against Western-style stores.

Should have just bought the CD

A woman was fined $220,000 yesterday in the first trial against illegal online music sharing. Lisa Napoli looks into whether the verdict will have an effect on future piracy.
Posted In: Crime, Entertainment

Bill Gates wants your health records

Microsoft is rolling out a new service it's calling HealthVault. A place online where you can store all your medical records for free. Various organizations say they're on board. But what's in it for Microsoft? Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Health

Measures to counter fake products

Counterfeit products continue to be a massive problem in the U.S. A conference is meeting today in Washington to come up with a plan to tackle the issue. Lisa Napoli has more.
Posted In: Crime, Retail

Radiohead lets buyers name their price

CD music sales continue to decline. But the popular alternative British group Radiohead is trying something new. They're making a key change in their sales strategy. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Entrepreneurship, Retail

China's spreading the wealth around

China is unveiling a new investment organization tomorrow geared towards spreading some of its vast amount of money around the world. Lisa Napoli talked to Scott Tong in Shanghai about where the money might go.
Posted In: Economy

UAW and GM strike a deal

The United Auto Workers and General Motors have come to a tentative agreement, effectively ending the union strike. GM spokesman Tom Wickham told Lisa Napoli the deal closed a major competitive gap.
Posted In: Auto

BP 3rd-quarter outlook: 'dreadful'

BP stock is tanking on a dreary third-quarter appraisal by the company's CEO. Stephen Beard in tells us why it's possible for an oil giant to do poorly right now.
Posted In: Wall Street

Holy feeling for holey wallet

Religion may seem to be on the rise in the U.S., but a new book called "Shopping for God" says it may have more to do with marketing than spirituality. Lisa Napoli talks to author James Twitchell.
Posted In: Books


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