Associate of Arts, University of California-Berkeley, 1942; Bachelor, University of California-Berkeley, 1947; student, Ohio State University, 1943-1944; Master of Arts, University of Minnesota, 1951; postgraduate, University of Southern California, 1951; postgraduate, Stanford University, 1951-1954; Doctor of Laws, London Institute, 1973.
With, San Leandro News-Observatory, 1939-1943;
With, San Rafael Daily Indiana, 1947;
acting instructor, journalism, University of Minnesota, 1948-1949;
instructor, assistant to president, San Bernardino (California) Valley College, 1949-1950;
instructor journalism, U. Oregon, Eugene, 1950-1951;
news editor, Radio Station KNX, Columbia Broadcasting System, Hollywood, California, 1951;
teaching assistant political science, Stanford University, 1952-1954;
news director, Radio Station KSJO, San Jose, California, 1954-1957;
anchorman, television Station KNTV, San Jose, 1961;
newsman, KABC-television, Hollywood, summer 1966;
moderator television discussion series, KNTV, KTEH, San Jose
also producer television documentary, KQED, San Francisco, 1967;
director, Radio-television News Center, San Jose State University, 1956-1978;
professor journalism, Radio-television News Center, San Jose State University, 1956-1990;
professor emeritus, Radio-television News Center, San Jose State University, since 1991;
coordinator graduate studies in mass communications, Radio-television News Center, San Jose State University, 1978-1983;
director international program, Radio-television News Center, San Jose State University, 1980-1982. Visiting professor School Journalism, University of Wisconsin, summers 1968-1970. Visiting professor journalism City U., London, 1980-1981.
Lecturer various colleges including U. Cambridge, England, U. Cardiff, Wales, U. Beijing, People's Republic of China, 1980-1985. United States Information Agency conference leader, Auckland, New Zealand, 1991. Judge Emmy awards National Academy television Arts and Sciences, 1974.
Curator Charles DavidHerrold Pioneer Radio Collection.
Member California Democratic State Central Committee, 1954-1956. Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Member Kappa Tau Alpha, Sigma Delta Chi.
Married Darlene Alcock, December 28, 1950. Children: Gary Benbow, Darla Jean.