Bachelor in English, Amherst College, 1966. Master of Science in Journalism, Master of Business Administration, Columbia University, 1968.
Legislation assistant to Senator Thomas J. McIntyre United States Senate, 1968-1969. Various editorial position The Wall Street Journal, 1969-1994, Pentagon correspondent, 1976—1980. Assistant to secretary for public affairs United States Department Defense, 1994-1996, assistant secretary for public affairs, 1996—2001.
President Refugees International, 2001—2009. Co-chairman Partnership for Effective Peacekeeping (Partnership for Educational Progress). Board member American University, Cairo, Population Action International, InterAction.
Served in United States Army Reserve, 1968-1974.
Married Darcy; children: Katharine, Sarah.