Bachelor, West Virginia State College, Institute, 1965; Master of Arts, Ball State University, 1982.
Announcer, WTNS Radio, Coshocton, Ohio., 1959; announcer, WCAW Radio, Charleston, West Virginia, 1959-1960, 62-63; announcer, WGKV Radio, Charleston, 1960-1962, 63-65; reporter, The Chronicle-Tribune, Marion, Indiana, 1965-1973; feature writer, columnist, The Chronicle-Tribune, Marion, Indiana, 1976-1983; freelance writer, Marion, 1973-1976; instructor journalism, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 1983-1985; associate professor journalism, Franklin (Indiana) College, since 1985; department chairman, Franklin (Indiana) College, 1989-1992.
Precinct committeeman Democratic Party of Johnson County, Franklin, since 1987. Director Indianapolis Scrabble Club, since 1986. Member Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, American Association of University Professors (local president 1991-1992), American Journalism Historians Association, Society Professional Journalists, American Society of Journalists and Authors, American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association (several writing awards).
Married Patricia A. Greene, 1961 (divorced 1965). Married Joyce M. Romack, 1967 (divorced 1977). 1 child, Jeffrey A.; married Sheron Kay Weatherholt, July 25, 1981.
Stepchildren: Nisha K. Grimm (deceased), Adrian M. Grimm.