KCRW arts reporter and producer
When Lisa Napoli isn't covering the vast arts and cultural scene in southern California for KCRW, she's working on a new book about the late philanthropist, Joan Kroc. She speaks all over the world about her first book, Radio Shangri-La, about helping to start a radio station at the dawn of democratic rule in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. Napoli is a former technology reporter for the New York Times, Marketplace and MSNBC. A native of Brooklyn, she now lives in the shadow of the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Among her various volunteer activities, Lisa leads a monthly, award-winning volunteer cooking group at the Downtown Women's Center on Skid Row.