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 MSNBC.com. 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

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Small potatoes in the global market

Operating largely unnoticed amid the world's major stock exchanges, some markets are just trying to get established. Lisa Napoli went to Thimpu, Bhutan to visit one of the tiniest.
Posted In: Canada
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U.S. finishes last in fuel economy

A new report reveals that the U.S. is at the bottom of the barrel when it comes to fuel economy standards. Turns out even China tops us. Lisa Napoli has details.
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Auction could change wireless game

The FCC will soon announce the rules behind its auction of the broadcast spectrum. Lisa Napoli reports that the way the auction goes could have a big impact on the U.S. mobile industry.
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March may be on for Club Penguin

A social networking site for children run by a little Canadian start-up company is said to have captured the attention of big media companies who might be willing to pay as much as half a billion dollars for it. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Canada, Entrepreneurship
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Sponsors steer clear of Bonds milestone

As Barry Bonds inches closer to Hank Aaron's career home runs record, we're not seeing the type of fanfare that would usually accompany such a feat, points out Diana Nyad, because advertisers don't want to risk being associated with the S-word.
Posted In: Sports
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There's no stopping China's economy

China's government has been trying to put the brakes on its booming economy, but officials announced today that 2nd-quarter GDP grew 11.9% and consumer prices rose 4.4% in June. But they also say it's not necessarily overheated growth, points out Muir Dickey.
Posted In: Canada
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Another day, a weaker dollar

The dollar continues its decline against the British pound and the euro today. But while American tourists headed overseas may be rethinking their budgets, U.S. companies stand to profit. Stephen Beard explains.
Posted In: Canada
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Digital conversations and temptations

Fortune's Allan Sloan shares some advice for all the financial big hitters considering joining the world of Internet forums and chat: 1. Don't hide under a pseudonym. 2. Remember that the world is bigger than your keyboard and monitor.
Posted In: Wall Street
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Internet radio lives to play another day

The recording industry has made some major concessions that will allow webcasters to stay in business while the two sides try to hammer out an agreement on royalty rates. Pandora's Tim Westergren says it's a win for musicians and listeners.
Posted In: Entertainment, Science
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Straight Story: Boomers, watch your savings

Americans over the age of 65 have a collective $15 trillion in the bank. Economics editor Chris Farrell says the retiree motto for financial advice should be "caveat emptor."
Posted In: Retirement, Savings

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