Bachelor, Brooklyn College, 1942. Master of Arts, University Wisconsin, 1943. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1947.
Doctor of Commercial Science (honorary), St. John's University, 1980.
Assistant professor speech, Cornell Univercity, 1947-1949; Assistant professor speech, University of Michigan, summers 1947-1949; Assistant professor speech, Queens College, 1949-1953; general program executive, NBC-television, 1954-1957; associate, Sylvester L. Weaver, Junior, 1957; director new television program development, Ted Bates & Company, Inc., 1958; vice president charge network daytime programming, ABC-television, 1958-1962; vice president charge network program administrator, NBC-television, 1962-1964; executive vice president, Goodson-Todman Prodns. (now Mark Goodson Prodns.), New York City, 1964-1993.
Trustee Guild Hall, East Hampton, 1980-1986. Served to lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member International Radio and television Society (president 1977-1980), Academy television Arts and Sciences, National Association Indiana television Producers and Distributors (chairman 1974-1986), East Hampton Tennis Club, University Club.
Married Marjorie J. Fatt, 1962. Children: Christopher, Katherine.