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

Whatever happened to Netscape?

At one time Netscape, one of the first Web browsers, was unparalleled in its popularity. Now it's all but forgotten and AOL's going to pull the plug on it. Lisa Napoli reports on Netscape's noteworthy history.

Hannah Montana movie rocks Disney

While Disney may be disappointed with slumping theme park attendance, it can rest easier with the Hannah Montana movie racking in records at the box office. Lisa Napoli has more on the concert film "3D."
Posted In: Entertainment

Duopoly may take over Internet

Once heralded as a completely open environment not ruled by corporate giants, the Net may now be dominated by two forces, Microsoft-Yahoo and Google. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Jobs, Science

Tuning in to digital TV

Big changes are coming over the air, but more than a third of TV-owning households don't know it yet. Lisa Napoli explains everything you need to know about the digital TV transition.
Posted In: Science

Microsoft deal makes a Google rival

A Microsoft-Yahoo merger could mean strong competition for Google. Doug Krizner talks to Marketplace Internet and technology report Lisa Napoli about the effects of the deal and what could happen next.
Posted In: Investing, Science, Wall Street

Colleges profit from riskier investing

Some Ivy League schools are doing so well they're offering free tuition to students from less-wealthy families. Lisa Napoli looks into a recent report for how the richest universities are managing to pull funds in a slow economy.
Posted In: Education

Bidding begins for wireless control

The wireless spectrum is up for auction today, and mobile phone and Internet companies are lining up to bid. Lisa Napoli reports whoever wins the bidding war will have a direct impact on the American consumer.
Posted In: Science

All the work, none of the benefits

Many companies are now hiring freelance workers to toil indefinitely with no promise of future benefits or salaries. Lisa Napoli has the story on what is becoming known as "permalancing."

High oil costs trickle down the pipeline

With oil pushing $100 a barrel, the impact is felt more places than the gas pump. Lisa Napoli takes a look at the less obvious ways the high cost of energy squeezes consumers.

Writers strike boosts Sundance drama

Movie execs head to Utah hoping to find the next big box-office hit. And with potentially fewer films on the horizon, the competition could be fierce. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Entertainment


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