Lisa Napoli is a journalist who has worked in all media. She began her career at CNN in Atlanta in the early eighties, worked in local TV news in North Carolina, covered the Clinton campaign and Waco standoff as a field producer for an early iteration of the Fox News Service, produced shows for an upscale division of QVC called Q2, covered the early days of the Web for the NY Times as the first staff columnist/reporter hired for a now defunct-section called CyberTimes, served as Internet correspondent for MSNBC (where she wrote an accompanying column for MSNBC.com) and most recently served as reporter/back-up host for the public radio show Marketplace.
She had never traveled to Asia before she was asked, by chance, to go to Bhutan in 2006.
Her proudest accomplishment, in addition to learning to swim at age 37, are the parties she holds every Friday night, where she relishes seeing friends befriend one another.
A native of Brooklyn, NY and a graduate of Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass., Napoli currently lives in downtown Los Angeles, where there’s a giant swimming pool, and hopes in the second half of her life to be a philanthropist.
Radio Shangri-La: What I Learned in Bhutan, the Happiest Kingdom on Earth – 2011
Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald’s Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away – 2016
Up All Night: Ted Turner, CNN, and the Birth of 24-Hour News – 2020
Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR – 2021