Aharon Lapidot is a veteran journalist with 35 years of experience in all facets of media. Starting his professional career with the Israel Air Force Magazine in 1977, Lapidot was appointed editor in 1982 — a position he held until 1991. He served for four years as the head of the news desk at Yedioth Ahronoth and three years as chief correspondent for Yedioth America in New York. At the same time, Lapidot was IDF Radio’s correspondent in New York, as well as editor and anchor of the Hebrew news show "Shalom America" on U.S. cable television. On returning to Israel in 1994, Lapidot established an independent public relations firm called Zman Emet (Real Time), which he managed for 15 years. As part of his work in public relations, Lapidot was among the founders of the Or Yarok (Green Light) road safety awareness organization, and served as its spokesman. In 1999 Lapidot was elected chairman of the Israel Association for Public Relations, serving for two terms (until 2003). In 2009, he joined Israel Hayom, and established the newspaper’s Weekend Magazine, Israel ShiShabat, serving as its editor for two years. Lapidot has written, edited and published several books, magazines and articles, mainly focusing on aviation and military technology. His writing has been widely published internationally. Lapidot has won numerous awards for his work, including the Yitzhak Sadeh Prize for military literature, the EFI award, and the Roaring Lion (twice). Lapidot is married and a father of three children.