Bachelor with honors, Northwestern University, 1986.
Special foreign assistant Liaoning Provincial Government, Shenyang, China, 1988-1989. China correspondent Asiaweek Magazine, Hong Kong, 1990-1991. Hong Kong correspondent Bloomberg News, 1991-1993, White House correspondent Washington, 1993—2000.
Economic correspondent United States of America Today, 2001—2002. Business editor The New York Sun, New York City, 2002—2003, hall bureau chief, since 2003.
Member Council Foreign Relations, White House Corrs. Association.