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

FCC OKs new media ownership rules

The FCC has voted to relax regulations on media ownership, allowing broadcasters to run newspapers in the top 20 media markets. A decision advocated by its chairman, Kevin Martin. However, as Lisa Napoli reports, we probably haven't seen the last of this decision.
Posted In: Crime

Do you need $25K to fix your home?

A Home Depot contest for a $25,000 gift card asks contestants for a video showing how they would use it. Lisa Napoli reports videos are getting plenty of hits on YouTube, and Home Depot's getting lots of free advertising.
Posted In: Retail

Murdoch moves, media world prepares

With Rupert Murdoch set to take control of the Wall Street Journal, rival media companies are making their own moves to stay competitive. Lisa Napoli has more on how networks and newspapers are responding.
Posted In: Wall Street takes an eraser to Web search

Looking for a competitive edge in its pursuit of Google, the search company is marketing a way to erase the trail of digital bread crumbs you can leave behind. Lisa Napoli reports.

Your own piece of a Callas love affair

The life and love of opera star Maria Callas has garnered mystique since her death 30 years ago. Now, those captivated by her story can grab the juicier memorabilia off the auction block. Lisa Napoli has more.

Wise investing or just chancing it?

Does it take luck or skill to make money in the markets? Lisa Napoli explores financial chance versus ability with engineer Stan Mazor, co-inventor of the first silicon chip and author of the book "Stock Market Gambling."
Posted In: Books, Wall Street

Realtors adapt as red-hot market cools

Not long ago a broker could sell a house without trying very hard. But times have really changed. Lisa Napoli explores the new reality for realtors in the once red-hot market known as Greater Los Angeles.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Nielsen to target illegal Web videos

Producers of all kinds of TV programming are fighting what some argue is a losing battle against pirated video online. But as of today there's a new sheriff for hire. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Dell takes a hard drive at advertising

Dell started out the day as a computer company. But by the time the markets closed it had become an advertising powerhouse. The company says it's going to spend $4.5 billion to create its own ad agency. Lisa Napoli reports.

Post Office gives Netflix negative review

The U.S. Postal Service says delivering Netflix DVDs is costing it an extra $21 million a year because the envelopes have to be sorted by hand. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Entertainment


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