Born January 14, 1952 in g. Tver. Father and mother worked in the USSR Radio and Television.
In 1975 he graduated from the Faculty of History, then - post graduate courses. Candidate of historical sciences.
From 1978 to 1990 he worked in the World Service of Radio Moscow in the broadcasts in the U.S. and the UK. A weekly column "Journalistic investigation.
Since 1990, working on television - in the information department of CB, and then - VTRK "Ostankino". A leading information and entertainment program "Morning", then - and a leading commentator on news programs TSN.
Spring of 1991 leaves TSN. That fall back on RGTRK "Ostankino" and becomes a commentator and pundit ITA News.
Since October 1993 working in the commercial NTV television. Conducts evening edition NTV news program "Today."
24 May 1998 was awarded "TEFI" as the best leading news program.
Does not use the teleprompter. Independently writes the lyrics to releases - "eyeliner" and "voice acting".
Collect rare stamps. Likes to tell jokes and funny stories are different. He is fond of roller skating.
Fluent in English and French.
Contains the second marriage. His wife Elena - chief editor of NTV news releases. Daughter Anna's first marriage - a student of the Faculty of Journalism.