Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude, Princeton University, 1956; Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1962.
With Time-Life International, 1962-1967. Founding public, president New York Magazine, New York City, 1967-1971. Chairman, president, Chief Executive Officer New Times Communications Corporation, 1973-1979.
Founding public New Times magazine, 1973-1979, The Runner Magazine, New York City, 1978-1987. Vice president, public Runner's World Magazine, 1987—2000, worldwide public, 2000—2002, worldwide public emeritus, 2003—2004. Group public Rodale Active Network, 1987—1997.
Public director Men's Health magazine, 1987—2002. Director international magazines Rodale Press, 1995—2002. Chairman board, public director (United States edition) La Cucina Italiana.
Host "The Runner's Corner", Entertainment and Sports Programming Network Sports Center, 1983—1984. Television sports commentator Olympic Games, 1984, 88, 92. Board directors Salon Media Group Inc.
Chairman board directors New York Roadrunners.
A founder New York City Marathon, 1976. Democratic candidate for 15th Congressional District, New York, 1986. Delegate Democratic National Convention, 1988.
Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1957-1960. Member of Magazine Publications Association (chairman international committee 2000-2004), Century Association Club.
Married Shay Yandell Scrivner. Children: David Aaron, William George. Stepchildren: Ian Gregory Scrivner, Sean Gabriel Scrivner.