Bishop earned his meteorology certification through Mississippi State University in 1999, and is currently a member of the American Meteorological Society. His experience forecasting the weather includes weather anchor positions at stations in Omaha and Lincoln Nebraska. He began his career as a weathercaster at the CBS station in Rockford in 1994.
In addition to his weather forecasting duties at ABC 7, Bishop has been a full-time professor in the Department of Communication at Olivet Nazarene University since 2001. As the Director of the television/video production and film studies concentrations, he teaches classes in TV news, video editing, studio production communication ethics, and mass media and society. He also manages the university's first ever television news magazine, which is entirely produced, reported and anchored by students.
Bishop is a 1993 graduate of Olivet Nazarene University. He received a Master's degree in Communications and Training from Governor's State University in 2004. For his Master's thesis, Bishop shot, wrote and produced a documentary about three people with Down syndrome entitled, "I'm a Person First."
When he's not working, Bishop enjoys camping with his wife and two daughters, acting in local theatre productions and spending time outdoors. He resides in the south suburbs.