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



iTunes video royalties

The Hollywood labor unions are asking Disney to increase the royalties actors, directors, and writers receive when their work is downloaded from Apple's iTunes music store. Disney says it won't go beyond the current DVD formula. Lisa Napoli has the details.

The Chinese government launches an alternative to the US-dominated Internet today. Lisa Napoli reports that other countries may follow suit.

Cell phone content

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp is creating a production house to provide content for cell phones. Today rival network CBS announced plans to start a subscription service that will send news and entertainment directly to cell phones. Lisa Napoli explains the rush to send TV content to cell phones.

Judge delays Blackberry decision

Federal judge James Spencer punted today. He could have shut down Blackberry sales and service outright. Instead, he said he'll decide what to do soon. And then he let fly with a stern talking to. The case never should have wound up in court, he said. It's too important. Marketplace's Lisa Napoli explains.

Blackberry ruling

Today is D-Day in the lawsuit over whether the makers of the Blackberry PDA are illegally using patented technology to drive their devices. Lisa Napoli has more.

The convenience curve

As consumers, we can get our lettuce pre-washed, our carrots pre-peeled, and now Sunkist is giving us pre-sliced oranges. What's next in our mad dash for convenience? Lisa Napoli takes a look.

Antiquities and iniquities

Today, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art signed a deal with Italy. The Met will return allegedly looted antiquities to Italy in exchange for long-term loans of other artifacts. But as Lisa Napoli reports, the deal may open a big can of worms.
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Corporate chicanery and hidden fees

Lisa Napoli talks to consumer advocate Bob Sullivan about what he calls "gotcha capitalism."

Corporate pension plan changes

Business law expert Eric Talley reviews the recent shakeups in corporate pension plans with Lisa Napoli.

We can't quit "Brokeback Mountain"

Daily Variety editor Michael Speier looks at the phenomenon of "Brokeback Mountain" with host Lisa Napoli.


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