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



Marketing tips

Author and marketing expert Steve Cone talks to host Lisa Napoli about his new book "Steal These Ideas!: Marketing Secrets That Will Make You a Star."

The art of tea

Host Lisa Napoli talks Kay Wright, the woman who chooses just the right herbs for Celestial Seasonings teas.

Golden Globe nominations

Daily Variety editor Michael Speier tells host Lisa Napoli why blockbusters are missing from this year's Golden Globe nominations.

Sports ticket brokers

With the college football bowl season almost upon us, host Lisa Napoli talks with business of sports expert David Carter about the business of ticket brokers.
Posted In: Sports

Entrepreneurship in Cuba

Author Rosa Lowenger talks to host Lisa Napoli about her new book, "Tropicana Nights," which looks at how one entrepreneur thrived in Cuba despite the centrally planned economy... and how new businesses are coming up.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Holiday shopping

Newsweek editor Allan Sloan discusses the holiday shopping season with host Lisa Napoli.

Budgeting for the Holidays

The gluttony of Thanksgiving is behind us... so you know what that means: the gluttony of holiday spending season is next! Marketplace's Lisa Napoli scouts out ways to budget your time and money.

The power of the purse

Fara Warner is author of "the Power of the Purse." She says companies have learned that there's more to marketing to women than just adding pink.

It's fun for a girl and a boy!

The iconic coil that walks downstairs, alone or in pairs, turns 60 this year. Host Lisa Napoli talks to Ray Dallavecchia, president of the company that makes the Slinky, about its longevity.

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Newsweek Wall Street editor Allan Sloan sorts through the red ink at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation with host Lisa Napoli.


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