Bachelor of Science, Temple University, 1969.
Political reporter, Philadelphia Inquirer, 1970-1974; Queens editor, Newsday, Long Island, New York, 1974-1979; managing editor, Times Union, Albany, New York, 1979-1995; columnist, Hearts Newspapers, Albany, New York, since 1995.
Sergeant New Jersey Air National Guard, 1969-1975. Member of New York State Society Newspaper Editors (president 1990-1991), New York Associated Press Association(president 1994-1995).
Married Donna L. Rimmer, August 16, 1969. Children: Kathleen Ellen, Kevin Rimmer.