Graduate, Boston Public Latin School, 1935. Bachelor cum laude, Harvard College, 1939.
Editorial assistant Howell-Soskin Public Company, New York City, 1940-1941. Chief World Wide English Programs, Voice of America, 1943-1944. Chief news American Broadcasting Station in Europe, Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces , London, 1945.
With psychological warfare division Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces , The Hague, The Netherlands, 1945. Director Northern and Eastern Europe United States International Book Association, New York City and Stockholm, 1945-1947. Special Scandinavian correspondent Columbia Broadcasting System-News, Stockholm, 1945-1947.
Consultant United States Military Government in Germany, 1947. Commentator Station Washburn Crosby Company, Minneapolis, 1947. Chief Washington bureau Voice of America, 1949-1953.
Editorial director National Issues Committee, Washington, 1953-1955. Associate editor Changing Times Magazine, 1955-1962, senior editor, 1962-1971, managing editor, 1971-1975, editor, 1975-1981. Director Kiplinger Washington Editors, 1975-1981.
Playwright-in-residence Shakespeare-under-Stars festival, Tucson, 1981. Instructor creative writing Writer's Center, Bethesda, Maryland, since 1987, University Maryland, College Park, 1989-1991.
Advisory committee Jewish Public Library. Board member Writers Center. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Authors Guild, Poetry Society of America, Dramatists Guild, Writers Watch (past president), Provincetown Art Association, National Press Club, Harvard Club.
Married Naomi Ann Levenson, October 4, 1950. 1 child, Jonathan Leigh.