Bachelor in Journalism, University Wisconsin, 1948. Postgraduate, Northwestern University, 1948.
Sportscaster WHA Radio, Madison, Wisconsin, 1947-1948. Announcer, newscaster WIBU/WCCF-FM Radio, 1948. Announcer, newscaster, sales KOAT Radio, Albuquerque, 1948.
News director, reporter KSTT Radio, Davenport, Iowa, 1948-1950, general manager, 1952-1953. News director, reporter WTVH-television, Peoria, Illinois, 1953-1954, KEDD-television, Wichita, 1954-1955. News director WXIX-television, Milwaukee, 1955-1957.
Staff announcer, sportscaster, newscaster WBBM-television-television, Chicago, 1957-1960. News anchor, reporter KNXT-television, Los Angeles, 1960-1975, KABC-television, Los Angeles, 1975-1989, KCAL-television-Disney, Los Angeles, 1989-1994, KCBS-television, Los Angeles, 1994-1997, KCAL-television, Los Angeles, from 1997.
Member, chief Vikings Charities/Muscular Dystrophy, since 1966. Member Marine Toys for Tots, 1970s-80s. Captain United States Air Force, 1942-1945, Guam.
Member American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild, Los Angeles Press Club (president).
Married Mary Gertrude Dunphy, January 28, 1944 (divorced September 1978). Children: Jerry Raymond, Karen, Linda, Thomas, Megan. Married Michelle Stride, June 23, 1979 (divorced 1982).
Married Sandra Joann Dunphy, January 27, 1985. 1 child, Erin.