Judith M. Bishop
Author/TV News Producer
CHANGING CHANNELS explores television journalism in the Age of Trump told by the people who know it best. Through exclusive interviews and little known public statements, high-profile anchors, reporters, executives and media critics weigh in and tell us what they really think when the cameras aren’t rolling.
CHANGING CHANNELS is a book about television news told by journalists who live the story 24/7. Facing unique challenges posed by a unique president, daily newscasts are under the microscope. Just as viewers are changing channels to the one that best reflects their political beliefs, journalists are reassessing their strategies.
For prominent anchors and reporters the stakes are high. Is this the golden age of post-Watergate journalism? Or have some newscasts morphed from “just the facts” to propaganda masquerading as journalism? The lines are blurred and debate rages over the new rules of the game as Donald Trump’s media-bashing circus labels reporters “enemies of the people”.
Judith Bishop’s career in broadcast journalism spans almost forty years.
In the 1990’s, Ms. Bishop was Senior Producer at CNBC in charge of high profile programs hosted by Tim Russert, Dick Cavett and Al Roker.
She also coordinated the launch of HARDBALL with Chris Matthews. About thirty of the programs she produced at CNBC are part of the permanent archives at The Paley Center.
Ms. Bishop covered three Democratic National Conventions and campaign swings by Presidential, Senatorial, and Gubernatorial candidates in New York and New Jersey.
She started her career in 1975 as a television Anchor and Reporter at WTVG a cable station in New Jersey where she covered politics and business news. From 1981-1987, she was a Producer at WABC TV EYEWITNESS NEWS in New York, the top rated newscast in the number one market in the country. She also produced a Sunday morning political program EYEWITNESS NEWS CONFERENCE.
In addition, Ms. Bishop wrote, produced, and directed two documentaries that aired on WNET/PBS and two primetime specials hosted by Chuck Scarborough that were syndicated nationwide by CNBC. At COURT TV, she produced crime related documentaries, served as Executive Producer of taped trial coverage, and created primetime specials hosted by Catherine Crier, Dominick Dunne, and Rikki Klieman.
In recent years, Judith Bishop was an on-air Contributor reporting on the arts for NPR/WLRN in Miami. She covered theater and museums. She also produced television features on the arts for PBS/WLRN.
Chuck Scarborough The White House | Chris Matthews "Hardball with Chris Matthews" | Representative Peter Rodino Democratic National Convention | Governor Thomas Keane Statue of Liberty Celebration | Joy Behar Democratic National Convention
Senator Bill Bradley | Representative Geraldine Ferraro and Representative Bella Abzug | Mayor Ed Koch and Florence Henderson | Sam Donaldson, Arianna Huffington, Dee Dee Myers, Equal Time Production Team
At The Anchor Desk
Bob Fasbender New Jersey Newswatch | Bob Fasbender and Gene Inger Stock Market Today