Student, University Warsaw, 1959. Master of Arts in Journalism, Warsaw University, 1961.
Foreign editor, CAF Newsphotos, Warsaw, 1964-1966; news editor, Sztandar Mlodych, Warsaw, 1966-1968; news writer, editor, Polish National Radio, Warsaw, 1968-1973; commentator, Polish National Radio, Warsaw, 1973-1981; foreign affairs commentator, Tygodnik Mazowsze, Warsaw, 1981-1983; visiting fellow, Yale University, New Haven, 1983-1984; senior correspondent, Radio Free Europe, New York City and Washington, 1984-1990; correspondent, Gazeta Wyborcza, Washington, since 1990. President Polish Journalists Association, Warsaw, 1980-1983.
Married Barbara Halina Rybicka, September 13, 1973. 1 child, Marta.