Bachelor of Science in Journalism, New York University, 1961.
Copy boy, Herald Tribune, New York City with, Wall St. Journal, New York City, from 1961; assistant national editor, Wall St. Journal, New York City, to 1965; head news desk, Wall St. Journal, Washington, from 1965; general reporter, Wall St. Journal, Washington, to 1969; writer, editor, White House Conference Children and Youth, Washington, 1969; assistant national editor, Washington Post, since 1970; education editor, Washington Post, 1973-1976; editor Sunday opinion section, Washington Post, 1971-1973, 77-83; editor national weekly edit, Washington Post, 1984-1986; public National Weekly edit, Washington Post, 1986-1996; director, Washington Post Books, since 1997. Journalist-in-residence George Washington University, Washington, 1986.
Member executive board Washington chapter American Jewish Committee, since 1986. Board directors Everybody Wins!, Washington.
Married Anita Kaminski. Children: Stephanie Irene, Pamela Dyan.