Known for his investigative non-fiction books Live From New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live and Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN. Both earned places as New York Times #1 best sellers.
He graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science and economics from Occidental College. He subsequently earned two master's degrees from Oxford University and Harvard University.
His book Live From New York was named to Fortune Magazine's 75 Smartest We Know. In October 2015, he announced his May 2016 book called Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood's Creative Artists Agency.
He was born and raised in New York.