Assistant sports editor Atlanta Journal. Managing editor Dayton Daily News. Editor Palm Beach (Florida) Post.
News director Station WPLG-television, Miami. Editor Corpus Christi Caller-Times. Managing editor Chicago Daily News, Chicago Sun-Times.
Executive editor Sacramento Bee, 1984—1998. Vice president news The McClatchy Company, Sacramento, 1989—2001. Distinguished fellow The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, St. Petersburg, Florida, since 2001.
Board directors Foundation for American Communications, Inter American Press Association.
Chairman board advisors The Lutheran Magazine. Board visitors Medill School Journalism, Northwestern University, School Journalism, University California-Davis Medical School. Board member Knight Center Specialized Journalism, University California-Davis Foundation.
Member of California Society Newspaper Editors (past president), American Society Newspaper Editors (past chairman program committee, readership committee, journalism education committee, future of newspapers committee).
Married Beatrice Favre. Children: Monica Kauppinen, Jeff.