Bachelor of Arts, Johns Hopkins, 1947; preparatory diploma, Peabody Conservatory Music, 1941.
Associate editor, Pocket Books, Inc., 1950-1955; Associate editor, Discovery, 1952-1955; manager press and information, Radio Corporation of America Victor Records, 1955-1960; senior editor, Show magazine, 1960-1964; senior editor, Harper's magazine, 1965-1967; managing editor, Harper's magazine, 1967-1971; senior vice-president, director programming, Station W National Educational Television/ Channel 13, New York City, 1971-1991; editorial advisor, Station W National Educational Television/ Channel 13, New York City, since 1991. Guest lecturer Queen's College, 1954-1955. Author monthly column PerformingArts, since 1966.
Served with infantry Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Member Century Association.
Married Carol Naomi Leibowitz, October 15, 1950. Children— Alexander William, Daniel Justin.