Student, Wisconsin College Music, 1940. Bachelor, Northwestern University, 1941. Doctor of Philosophy, Colorado State University, 1969.
Writer, announcer, actor Station WHBL, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 1937-1939. Production manager Station WMFD, Wilmington, North Carolina, 1939-1941. Columnist and author Behind the Mike series, Cape Fear Public Company, 1940-1941.
News editor NBC, Chicago, 1943-1946. News Director, Columbia Broadcasting System, 1946-1956. Executive Director, Founder Columbia Broadcasting System Films, Los Angeles, 1956-1971.
Director/Founder Viacom. Director Paramount Television, 1971—2000. Board director Callahan and Associates Los Angeles.
Vol. fundraising Childrens Hospital. Member International Photo Journalists (honorary life), television Programs Executives Committee (publicity), Sigma Delta Chi.
Married Marjorie Alice Knodel. Children: Kathie Diane Goodman, Michael William, Patricia Netzley.