First job at 17 was newspaper copyboy at the Evening & Sunday Bulletin (760,000 daily). Promotions led to general assignment and features writing at that Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper (1964 and 1965).
After the Bulletin, served as the editor of Valley Forge Sentinel and Conshohocken Recorder, Sr. VP of their newspaper group in 1972, and became publisher in 1975 of the West Oak Lane Leader – an African-American community newspaper.
During the 60s and 70s, I was part-time correspondent for the United States Information Agency, reporting and writing news for publication in foreign countries.
In 1993 named president and publisher of ING’s 18-newspapers serving Metro Philadelphia and New Jersey. Company was later purchased by JRC (NYSE). I became CEO of the Montgomery/Bucks/Philly Intercounty newspaper division, retiring in 2007.