Bachelor, Syracuse University, 1952; postgraduate, New York University, 1954; postgraduate, Columbia University, 1955-1959.
With, New York Herald Tribune, 1954-1962;
foreign editor, New York Herald Tribune, 1962-1966;
managing editor, Herald Tribune News Svc., 1959-1962;
with, Washington Post, 1966-1967;
foreign editor, Washington Post, 1967-1969;
assistant managing editor, Metropolitan News, 1970-1974;
assistant managing editor, National News, 1974-1976;
assistant managing editor, Outlook/Book World, 1976-1978;
editor, Times Union and Knickerbocker News, Albany, New York, 1978-1988;
editor, Los Angeles Herald Examiner, 1985;
editor, The Times Union and Sunday Times Union, 1978-1996;
editor-at-large, The Times Union and Sunday Times Union, Albany, New York, since 1996. Director daily Watergate coverage for Washington Post (newspaper award Pulitzer Gold medal for public service). Vice-chairman New York Fair Trial Free Press Conference, 1985-1998.
Co-chairman New York State Reporters Committee for Freedom of Press. Member of advisory committee Harvard Journalism Fellowship for Advanced Studies in Public Health. Member of New York Regents Commission Library.
Superior vena cava syndrome.
Member American Society Newspaper Editors, New York State Associated Press Association (president 1983, 3d place column award 1983, 85, 1st place column award 1987), New York State Society Newspaper Editors, International Press Institute, United Press International Foreign News Committee (representative for N.E., Pulitzer juror 1987-1988, 96, 97), Society Professional Journalists (advisory board Albany chapter), and 3 commissions on Cameras in the Court Justices (advisory committee).
Married Anne Hahn, February 28, 1953. Children: Susan, Amy, Stefanie.