He graduated from the College of Wooster in 1983, and from Columbia University with a master's in international affairs. From 1999 to 2003, he was European correspondent and automotive columnist. From 1993 to 1999, he was automotive, investigative, and projects reporter. He was a reporter for The Roanoke Times.
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