Over the course of his nearly five-decade career, this NBC News economics correspondent and broadcast journalist reported from Korea, Italy, Japan, Germany, and Czechoslovakia, covering many of the major world events of the Twentieth Century.
After graduating from Brown University, he started his journalistic career by writing obituaries for the Providence Journal in his native Rhode Island. He later earned a degree from Columbia University's School of Journalism.
He served in the United States Army Signal Corps during World War II.
His marriage to Nancy Cartmell Jones began in 1957 and resulted in two sons -- Jeffrey and Daniel -- and one daughter, Jennifer.
He was interviewed by late-night talk show hosts Jay Leno and David Letterman.