He was the host of numerous TV programs on NBC, including quiz shows, game shows, news programs, and concerts.
He began his career as a child actor in a production of The Return of Peter Grimm and went on to matriculate at the City College of New York, where he got his bachelor's degree.
He starred in the Emmy-winning series The Big Story on NBC in 1949.
He married Melanie Kahane in 1954.
He did reports that were included on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.