Indonesian journalist who is best known for his television appearances on different news programs on the SCTV and ANTV networks. He is also known for having written for Forum Magazine and Tempo Magazine as well.
He initially completed his SMEA in Padang and went on to attend the Faculty of Law at the University of Indonesia. His career as a journalist then began in 1972 when he worked with the Suara Karya and later Tempo Magazine in 1978 where he later became the managing editor.
He is known for having won the Panasonic Gobel Awards in 2012 within the Life Time Achievement category.
He was born and raised in Balingka, Agam, West Sumatra, Indonesia.