Bachelor of Science, Marquette University, Milwaukee, 1957. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Southern Indiana, 1979. Doctor of Laws, Thomas More College, 2009.
From reporter to editor, president Evansville Press, 1951-1977. Editor Cincinnati Post, 1977-1983. Vice president, general editorial manager Scripps-Howard Newspapers, Cincinnati, 1984-1986, senior vice president newspapers and publications, 1986-1990, executive vice president, 1990-1994, president, chief operating officer, 1994-1996, president, Chief Executive Officer, 1996-1999.
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer E.W. Scripps Company, 1999-2000, chairman, 2000—2009.
With Army of the United States, 1957-1958. Member Queen City Club, Cincinnati Literature Club, Cincinnati Country Club, Cincinnati Commercial Club, Alpha Sigma Nu.
Married Catherine Anne Husted, November 28, 1964. Children: David William, Catherine Anne, Margaret Walden.