Born October 28, 1959 in Moscow. The son of writer Boris Tikhonovich Dobrodeeva. His brother, Dmitri Dobrodeyev - writer, a leading news program on Radio Liberty, lives in Germany.
. In 1981 he graduated from the Faculty of History, Moscow State University, specializing in Modern and Contemporary History of France ".
. Since 1981 worked as a research associate at the Institute of USA and Canada, USSR
. In 1982, his postgraduate studies at the Institute of international labor movement.
. From 1983 to 1990 - leading the program "120 Minutes", editor, reporter, commentator of the program "Time", the deputy editor of the main editorial information CT USSR Radio and Television
. In 1990, was the creator of a weekly program of CT "Seven Days".
. From 1990 to September 1991 - Director of the news program "Vesti".
. From September 1991 to September 1993 - Editor in Chief of the Information Agency Television RGTRK Ostankino.
. One of the creators of the commercial NTV television.
. From September 1993 - Editor in Chief of the Information Program's NTV
. Since 1993 - Vice-President of NTV television.
. From July 1996 - one of the founders of the company "NTV Plus".
. January 1997 - one of the founders of ZAO Media-Most.
. From December 1997 until January 2000 - General Director of JSC "TV Company" NTV ".
. January 31, 2000 appointed Chairman of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Single production and technical complex" All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK).
. Since February 2000 - Chairman of the Board at the chairman of VGTRK.
. On April 13, 2000 - Editor in Chief of the Joint Editorial ESMI "TV Channel" Russia "and ESMI" SCC "Vesti".
. Since 1995 - Academician of the Academy of Russia's television.
. Hobbies - memoirs, documentary films.
. He was awarded the Order of Friendship (January 1999).
. Fluent in French and English.
. Son, Boris.