in 1988, he was appointed editor of the Tel Aviv local newspaper published by the Yedioth Ahronoth group
Maariv and Yedihot Ahronoth
In 1991, he began writing a weekly column in a nationwide newspaper's weekend supplement, at first for Maariv and later on for its competitor, Yedioth Ahronoth.
. In 1994, he began hosting the leading Friday evening talk show on Israel TV's Channel 1, and in that same year had an acting role in an Israeli film, “Song of The Siren.” He hosted a talk show on TV's Channel 3
in 1999 ehe since has hosted a talk show on Channel 2
In 2005, Lapid was voted the 36th-greatest Israeli of all time in a poll by the Israeli news website "Ynet".
In January 2008, Lapid was the host of Ulpan Shishi ["Friday Studio"], the Friday night news-magazine of Channel 2. That year, his first play, The Right Age for Love, was performed by the Cameri Theater.
Yair Lapid: Israel's new political star .On 8 January 2012 Lapid announced that he would be leaving his journalism career in order to enter politics. On 30 April 2012 Lapid formally registered his party, "Yesh Atid"