1995 Honorary Member
Veteran Wall Street Journal science writer Jerry Bishop was born in Dalhart, Texas, and received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Texas. Soon after joining the Wall Street Journal's Dallas bureau as a copyreader in 1955, Bishop became a reporter. In 1957, he transferred to the New York bureau, and a year later he was assigned to report on medical research. He moved to the Journal's Washington bureau for a year in 1959 to report on science and medicine. He was named deputy news editor for science, technology and medicine in 1987. His assignments have included covering Antarctic exploration and the U.S. manned space program. He has received awards from the American Heart Association, the American Medical Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Science Writers Association. He was the recipient of the American Chemical Society's 1990 Grady-Stack Award and the American Institute of Physics award for his 1989 coverage of cold fusion. Along with Journal reporter Michael Waldholz, Bishop wrote Genome, a book about biogenetics published by Simon and Schuster in 1990.