Student, Phoenix Community College, 1939-1941; Bachelor of Arts, University Arizona, 1949.
Program director, writer, Station KTAR, Phoenix, 1949-1956; program director, Station KGUN-television, Tucson, 1956-1957.
Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946, PTO. Member Writers Guild American, Hollywood television Academy, American Film Institute, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.
Married Jewell Nichols, February 28, 1943 (divorced 1972). Children: Eric, Lisa Peterson Winslow, Sally Peterson Hinson. Married Claire Whitaker, November 18, 1972.