He is a retired journalist and anchor who served as an anchorman for WRAL-TV based in North Carolina for more than two decades. He was named to the Mid-South Emmy Award Silver Circle. He received his degree from Guilford College and has received Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Pembroke State University. He was inducted to the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1994.
Moving on to his personal life, till now he has been married only once. He is enjoying his marital relation with his wife for more than fifty years, but yet there is no any record of his children. Despite of having a busy schedule the couple manages time for themselves and are positive towards each other so there is no way that they are going to get divorce.