Bachelor of Science in General Studies, U. Maryland., 1983.
Editor in chief, Besthesda-Chevy Chase (Maryland.) High School Tattler, 1977-1978; editor, U. Maryland., Diamondback, College Park, 1978-1981; editor in chief, U. Maryland. Diamondback, College Park, 1981-1982; correspondent, Baltimore Morning Sun, 1982-1983; city reporter, Baltimore Morning Sun, 1983-1995; writer, producer, Homicide: Life on the Street, since 1995.
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Married Laura Lippman. Children: Georgia-Rae, Ethan Simon.