Forbes Africa managing editor Chris Bishop has won the Special Editor of the Year Award at the 2013 MPASA PICA Awards hosted last night in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Bishop, who won three awards in the last 32 years, said the latest accolade was the most satisfying.
“It’s for doing something, (and) that for me, is a labour of love,” an elated Bishop said.
“I think this award is a tribute to the hard work of the young African men and women who strive everyday to make Forbes Africa the best pan-African business magazine,” he said.
Bishop, who has 32 years’ experience in journalism, has worked in print, radio and TV, and spent 20 years reporting on the African story.
“Chris is a true inspiration to work with, a great mentor and I toast his epic achievement as a game-changer on the continent,” Davlynne Lidbetter, Forbes Africa GM, said.
Bishop won South Africa’s Sanlam Award for Excellence in Financial Journalism in 2011 and the Sir David Beattie Award in 1998 for exposing a cover-up of an assassination attempt on the British Queen.
He has reported for the BBC in London, CNBC Africa, Sky News, TVNZ and South Africa’s SABC.