Pippa Green was educated at the University of Cape Town and at Columbia University in New York. Her work has been published widely in magazines and newspapers in South Africa and the United States, and she is the author of Choice not Fate; The Life and Times of Trevor Manuel (Penguin, 2008). She has served as deputy editor of The Sunday Independent and Pretoria News and as Head of Radio News at the SABC. She was a recipient of the Nieman Fellowship at Harvard in 1999 and was Ferris Visiting Professor of Journalism at Princeton University in 2006. From 2009-2014 she headed the Journalism Programme at the University of Pretoria, before moving back to Cape Town where she is a communications and media consultant on REDI. From 2019-2021, she served as the National Press Ombudsman.