Bachelor, Columbia University, 1941; postgraduate, Columbia Law School, 1941-1942.
Managing editor, Magazine Management, 1950-1956; editor, Real magazine, 1956-1957; managing editor, Pageant magazine, 1957-1959; senior editor, Coronet magazine, 1959-1961; articles editor, Good Housekeeping magazine, 1961-1969; managing editor, Seventeen magazine, 1969-1979; executive editor, Seventeen magazine, 1979-1985; contributing editor, television Guide, 1985-1987. Chairman advising committee Columbia University magazines.
Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Member Authors Guild, Society Magazine Editors (Executive Committee).
Married Phyllis Cumins, September 18, 1949. Children: Nancy, Stephen, Tad.