Bachelor, Purdue University, 1961.
Reporter Station WBBM-television-television, Chicago, 1963-1964. Reporter, writer Station WNEW, New York City, 1964-1965. Bureau chief, correspondent Metromedia News, Washington, 1965-1970.
Deputy director public affairs The Peace Corps, 1970-1971. Reporter, news anchor Station KNX-television, Los Angeles, 1971-1975. Correspondent NBC News, Burbank, California, 1975-1988, Cable News Network, Los Angeles, since 1988.
Chairman The Friday Group, Los Angeles, since 1974. Member National Advisory Committee on High School Journalism, Washington, 1975. Co-chairman Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards, Washington, 1968-1971.
Guest lecturer Western Journalism Conference, Los Angeles, 1976.
Member American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Writers Guild, Sierra Club.
Married Sue Ellen Heiny, June 20, 1959 (divorced 1972). Children: Laura Jeanne, Lynne Danielle. Married Mariko Fukuda, September 6, 1986.
Children: Dylan Daniel, Fukuda Blackburn.