BME, University of Minnesota, 1957; Master of Business Administration, University of Minnesota, 1958.
With, Minneapolis Star & Tribune Company, 1958-1977; research planning director, then operations director, Minneapolis Star & Tribune Company, 1971-1975; executive editor, Minneapolis Star & Tribune Company, 1975-1977; executive vice president, general manager, Newsday, Inc., Long Island, 1977-1978; president, chief operating officer, Newsday, Inc., Long Island, 1978-1981; president, chief operating officer, Los Angeles Times, 1981-1987; senior vice president, Times Mirror Company, Los Angeles, from 1988; now president, Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles Times executive vice president, Times Mirror Company, Los Angeles, since 1998.
Former vice chairman board trustees Claremont Graduate School and University Center. Chairman Los Angeles Area council Boy Scouts American, 1988, president western region, 1998—2000, member national executive board, 1998—2003. Director emeritus Associates California Institute of Technology.
Past chairman board directors University Minnesota Foundation. Trustee Museum New Mexico Foundation. Board directors United Way Long Island, 2000—2003.
Member of Newspapers Publications Association, American Newspaper Publications Association (past chairman telecommunications committee and production management committee), University Minnesota Alumni Association, Minneapolis Club.
Married Sharon Kathleen Fisher, December 30, 1960. Children: John, Dana, Kara, Patrick.