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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.