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

Keeping text charges under thumb

The popularity of text messaging has put cell phone bills on the rise. What to do about the the compulsive texter on your plan? Lisa Napoli has some answers.
Posted In: Science

eBay policy change inspires boycott

A critical change in eBay policy has upset longtime users enough to stage a week-long boycott of the auction site. Lisa Napoli reports buyers and sellers upset that they can no longer rate each other might take business elsewhere.
Posted In: Retail

When texting, always have a plan

Cell phone companies are cashing in on the popularity of texting with continually rising prices. Lisa Napoli has more on ways to keep the cost of messaging addiction in check -- including cell phones you can't talk on.
Posted In: Science

NBC wants advertisers, not upfronts

NBC has decided not to attend the annual network upfronts in New York in favor of introducing programming directly to advertisers throughout the year. Lisa Napoli reports on why NBC thinks a staggered schedule will attract more viewers.
Posted In: Entertainment

Take control of your nutrition bar

Anthony Flynn was fed up with nutrition bars with ingredients that weren't very nutritious, so he decided to let people have the option of customizing their own. Lisa Napoli reports on his fast-growing business.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Health

Yahoo opens floor to Murdoch

In looking for ways to fend off Microsoft, Yahoo has begun talking to Rupert Murdoch. Doug Krizner talks to Marketplace's Lisa Napoli about whether a Murdoch partnership is feasible, and why Yahoo's founder objects to a Microsoft takeover.
Posted In: Investing, Science

Virtual real estate booming

A boom in virtual real estate has caused generic domain names like to be worth millions of dollars. Even private equity firms have been injecting money into domain name companies. Lisa Napoli reports on what caused the growth and how long it could last.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Investing, Jobs, Science

Not everyone needs a new TV for digital

The move to digital TV is about a year away, and consumer groups are worried that people might be tricked into buying pricey new TVs to accommodate the transition. Lisa Napoli reports it's not hard for most households to prepare.
Posted In: Science

Why Google fears the Microsoft deal

Capitol Hill is holding an anti-trust hearing on the Microsoft-Yahoo deal, as Google complains about the merger's potential to create a powerful search-engine adversary. Lisa Napoli has more.
Posted In: Science

Halston's in a hurry to market

Most of the designer clothes seen during New York's Fashion Week won't hit retail racks for months. But the upscale fashion house is going online with its latest line. Lisa Napoli reports.


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