Bachelor magna cum laude, Smith College, 1950. Postgraduate Russian Institute, Columbia University, 1952.
Manager public affairs Station W National Broadcasting Company-television, New York City, 1957-1960. Writer ABC News, 1967. Manager client relations, associate producer ABC Sports, 1966-1970, staff producer, writer, director, 1973-1986, producer Winter and Summer Olympics, 1968, 76, 84.
Producer Winter Olympics ABC Sports, Lake Placid, New York, 1980. Producer bobsled and luge competition ABC Sports Winter Olympics, Calgary, Canada, 1988. Producer equestrian events NBC Sports/Summer Olympics, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 1988.
Freelance producer, writer television documentaries, 1970. Producer, writer Tomorrow Entertainment, New York City, 1971-1973. Adjustment lecturer electronic journalism media arts department University Arizona, 1990-1993, chairman advisory board media arts department, 1990-1993.
Member advisory board Women's Sports Foundation. Member Academy television Arts and Sciences, Writers Guild American West, Directors Guild American, Tucson Smith Club (board directors 1991-1993, Smith College medal committee 1991-1993), Phi Beta Kappa.
Daughter of Richard and Lonni (Wernicke) S. M. Robert Nelson Riger, June 10, 1950 (divorced July 1981). Children: Christopher Robin, Victoria Riger Phillips, Robert Paris, Charlotte Riger Hull.