May 17, 1996
Columnist biography: Lisa Napoliisa Napoli grew up in Brooklyn but lived for 10 years in the South and considers herself half North Carolinian. She claims to be the only journalist alive to have covered the Clinton campaign in '92 and the standoff with the Branch Davidians near Waco, Tex. (both for Fox News), made a documentary about stock car racing, and helped with the creation of an upscale home shopping network called Q2.
Napoli, who began her journalism career at CNN, has also worked on such innovative (and ill-fated) media ventures as Delphi Internet Services and the Paula Poundstone Show on ABC. Her documentary DAY AT THE RACES, and its predecessor SOUTH OF THE BORDER, about the roadside tourist park, aired on PBS stations in the south and were shown at a variety of film festivals. She's also produced more than a dozen short videos and public service campaigns, and has taught workshops about the media for nonprofit executives around the country. For two years, she coordinated media and marketing coverage for an innovative alternative to prison for women and their children called Summit House.
Credit: Carrie Boretz
Napoli's writing has appeared in such diverse publications as Family Circle, the Washingtonian, and Government Executive magazine.
A graduate of Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass., and a drop-out of several graduate programs, she lives in Manhattan.
Lisa Napoli at firstname.lastname@example.org welcomes your comments and suggestions.
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