Student, Georgetown (Kentucky) College, 1956-1958; student, Baylor University, 1958-1960; Bachelor, University of Illinois, 1963.
Anchor-reporter news department, WCIA-television, Champaign, Illinois, 1960-1967;
news director, WCIA-television, Champaign, Illinois, 1967-1980;
news director, World's Greatest Newspaper-AM and television, Chicago, 1980-1983;
news director, World's Greatest Newspaper-television, Chicago, 1983-1993;
president, Tribune Broadcasting News Network, Inc., Chicago, 1990-1991;
consultant, Tribune Broadcasting News Network, Inc., Chicago, since 1993;
news director, WLVI-television, Boston, 1994-1996;
president, The Paul Davis Company, 1994-1998;
senior vice president, Foundation for American Communications, Los Angeles, since 1998. Vice president First Amendment Congress, 1979-1987. Member World Press Freedom Committee.
Chairman United Press International Broadcast Advisory Board, 1983-1988, member editorial review committee, 1987. Member of national advising committee Center for Information Law, John Marshall Law School. Member of national advisory board Wharton School Broadcast Management Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 1978-1981.
Underwriter RTND Foundation Directory of Minority Resources, 1996.
Founding board member, president Boys Club, Champaign/Urbana, 1968-1971. President board Family Service Champaign County, 1969-1972. National treasurer Family Service Association American, New York City, 1975-1977.
Chairman Illinois Department Public Aid Title XX Advisory Council, Springfield, Illinois, 1977-1979. Vice president, founder United Way Illinois, 1975-1979. Member advisory board Illinois Department Children and Family Services, 1968-1970.
Member National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (board governors, Governor's award Chicago chapter television Academy 1993), Radio-television News Directors Association (president 1979, chairman Equal Employment Opportunity committee, distinguished service award), Society Professional Journalists (president 1989), Illinois News Broadcasters Association (president 1966, Illinoisan of Year 1993), Illinois State Bar Association (past chairman media law committee, member subcommittee on cameras in the court), American Bar Association (member media-law committee since 1992), Headline Club Chicago (member board 1982-1987, member long range planning committee), Illinois Freedom of Information Council.
Married Marilynne Bohne, August 26, 1961. Children: Paul Mark, Glenn Stokes, Marinell Kathryn.