Bachelor magna cum laude, University Southern California, 1949.
Newsman U.P., Los Angeles, 1948-1956. Associate editor Good Housekeeping magazine, New York City, 1956-1959, senior editor, 1959-1967, assistant managing editor, director special publications division, 1967-1968, managing editor, 1968-1972, executive editor, vice president, 1972-1975, vice president, editorial director, 1975-1976. Vice president, general manager King Features Syndicate, 1976-1981.
Vice president Hearst Metrotone News, 1976-1981. Executive assistant to president Hearst Corporation, since 1981, vice president, 1983-1994. Director Hearst/ABC Video Services, Hearst/ABC Viacom Entertainment Services, A&E Cable Network, Lifetime Cable Network, 1980-1994.
Trustee Optometric Center of New York Foundation, 1978-1979. Served with United States Army, 1950-1952. Member Society Professional Journalists, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Eta Sigma.
Married Betty Ann Cerruti, June 20, 1957. Children: David Benson, Anne Michele, Peter John.