Bachelor of Arts, Smith College, 1942.
Letters correspondent, Life magazine, 1945-1946; researcher, then contributing editor, Time magazine, 1946-1951; United States and Canadian correspondent, then chief, Boston bureau Time-Life, 1951-1966; foreign correspondent, London then national correspondent, Time magazine, 1966-1974; senior correspondent, Time magazine, 1974-1985. Advising committee Graduate Program Management, Simmons College, Boston, 1975-1977.
Trustee Boston Athenaeum, since 1987, Smith College, 1987-1992. Member Massachusetts History Society, National Association Science Writers.
Married Roderick Allen McManigal, September 9, 1947 (divorced). Married John Thomas Galvin, April 20, 1968.