Bachelor of Business Administration, Baylor University, 1957.
With Hillsboro Daily Mirror, 1955-1962, editor, 1962-1965. Copy desk Houston Chronicle, 1965. Editor Texas Magazine, 1970-1972, features editor, 1972-1974, assistant managing editor features, 1974-1979, assistant editor, 1979-1987, vice president, editor, 1987-1990, executive vice president, editor, 1990—2002.
Associate public and editor Houston Chronicle, 1999—2002. Editor emeritus, since 2002.
Founding director Crime Stoppers Houston. Vice president Chronicle Goodfellows. Past president Freedom Information Foundation Texas.
Member Baylor Journalism Advisory Board. Former director Houston READ Commission. Former member Clean Houston Commission.
Member State Election Committee. Member sesquicentennial council 150 Baylor University, 1993-1995. Honorary chairman Texas Inaugural Committee, 1995.
Juror Pulitzer Prize, 1999. Member American Association Sunday Feature Editors (past president), American Society Newspaper Editors, Newspaper Features Council (past president), Baylor Alumni Association (director, board directors), Baylor Bear Foundation, Press Club Houston.
Married Beverly Walker Blake.