Student, Western Military Academy, Alton, Illinois, 1956; Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts, University of Illinois, Champaign, 1961.
Feature writer, sports writer, police reporter, Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette, 1956-1966;
sports writer, general columnist, Evansville (Indiana) Courier & Press, 1966-1969;
managing editor, East St. Louis (Illinois) Metro-East Journal, 1969-1971;
managing editor, Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette, 1971-1972;
business editor, Philadelphia Inquirer, 1972-1973;
sports writer, syndicated columnist, Philadelphia Inquirer, since 1973. Author: It's All in the Game, We Owed You One. Contributor numerous articles to magazines in the United States and Canada.
Television commentary twice weekly.
Served with infantry United States Army, 1961. Member Baseball Writers American, Professional Hockey Writers Association, Football Writers Association American, Sigma Delta Chi.
Married Ethel Gay Slade, November 6, 1964. Children— James Charles, John William.