Bachelor, Marshall College, 1977.
Member sports staff, Huntington Advertiser, 1953-1960; assistant news editor, Huntington Advertiser, 1960-1967; managing editor, Huntington Advertiser, 1972-1979; news editor, Herald-Advertiser, Huntington, 1967-1969; managing editor, Herald-Advertiser, Huntington, 1969-1972; executive editor, Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, 1979-1982; public, editor, Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, 1982-1985; regional vice president, Gannett Company, Inc. E., Huntington, 1985-1986; public, editor, Tucson Citizen and Gannett West, since 1986.
Board of directors United Way, Tucson, 1987-1995, Greater Tucson Economics Council, since 1988, Tucson Museum Art, since 1989. Member Associated Press Managing Editors Association (treasurer 1986-1988), American Society Newspaper Editors, American Newspapers Publications (president), Arizona Newspaper Association, La Paloma Club, Tucson Country Club.
Married Sandra Gail Soto, June 11, 1955. Children: John Christopher, Lisa, Joel Thomas.