Joined Joongang Ilbo in 1965. Foreign editor until 1970;Washington correspondent (1971-78). Chief editorial writer, executive managing editor (1983-86), founding editor and then publisher of Newsweek Korean edition. Managing Director for JoongAng Daily. Vice President.
President of Kwanhoon Press Club; Journalist-in-residence at Samsung Economic Research Institute, Chairman of Shinyoung Journalism Fund (1996-2001) Lecturer at Korea University, Sokang University, Ewha Women's University.
Graduated from George Mason University (B.A. in Philosopy) and University of Missouri School of Journalism (M.A. in Journalism).
Author of "Koreans in Washington; Koreagate Scandal and Korea-American Relations" (1980), "Perestroika Journey in the Soviet Union" (1990), "Machiavelli's Advice"(2003), "Hamel"(2011, a novel)