Bachelor, Brown University, 1943.
Reporter New York Herald Tribune, 1945-1951, night city editor, 1952-1953, bureau chief Chicago, 1953-1960, Moscow, 1961-1962. Television reporter Columbia Broadcasting System News, New York City, 1963-1965, associate producer, special correspondent New York City, Moscow, Paris, 1964-1973, producer, writer New York City, 1973-1988. Senior editor Prodigy Services Company, White Plains, New York, 1988-1995.
Volunteer editor International Executive Service Corps, Stamford, Connecticut, since 1996.
Second lieutenant United States Army Air Corps, 1943-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member Writers Guild of America (East), Society Professional Journalists, Society of the Silurians.
Married Marion Hess Lister, August 20, 1965. 1 child, Wendy Alexandra Lister Root.