Bachelor in English, City College New York, 1959. Student, Harvard University, 1971. Student, Columbia University, 1972.
City editor Newsday, Garden City, 1967—1969, editor part II, 1970—1973. Instructor copy editing New York University, 1976—1977. Interpretive writing Columbia J-School, New York City, 1977—1978.
Copy chief New York Times Magazine, 1979—1982, assistant culture editor, 1982—1985, editor arts and leisure, since 1985. Sergeant United States Army, 1961-1963.
Member of City College Communications Alumni Association.
Married Nella Irene Shapiro, October 16, 1977. Children: Max, Molly.