Born October 3, 1946 in g. Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
In 1967 he graduated from the philological faculty of the Samarkand State University. Alisher Navoi, then - the Academy of Social Sciences under the CPSU Central Committee. As a university student, in parallel with his studies he worked on radio and then in the newspaper.
From 1967 to 1969 - Director, senior editor of the Committee for Radio and Television at the Samarkand Regional Executive Committee. From 1969 to 1972 - the literary staff of the Division of party life, the deputy executive secretary Samarkand newspaper "Lenin's Path. In 1972 - 73 - Executive Secretary of the Komsomolets Uzbekistan.
. In 1973 - 75 - on the Komsomol.
. From 1975 to 1980 - deputy editor of the main editorial programs for youth CT State Committee on Television and Radio (Broadcaster) USSR.
. From 1980 to 1984 - chief editor of the main editors for Youth Radio Broadcaster of the USSR.
. From 1984 to 1988 - chief editor of the main editorial programs for the youth of CB Radio and Television of the USSR
. In 1986 - 88 with the participation Sagalayev
on CT had a program of "Peace and youth", "12-th floor," "Sight", etc.
. From 1988 to 1990 - Chief editor of the main editorial information CB Radio and Television of the USSR, in 1990 - Director General of Directorate General "Channel IV"
. From 1989 to 1991 - deputy chairman of USSR State Radio and Television.
. In 1989 - 90 conducted a program of information and journalistic CT "Seven days".
. From 1991 to January 1992 - People's Deputies.
. From August 1991 to January 1992 - first deputy chairman VTRK, from January to July 1992 - CEO RGTRK Ostankino.
. Since 1992 - President, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the new TV channel TV-6 Moscow ".
. On March 4, 1995 and 1996 led the author's program "In the world of people" on TV channel TV-6 Moscow ".
. Since August 1995 - President of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAT).
. On February 15, 1996 to February 10, 1997 - Chairman of the All-Russia State Television and Radio Company (VGTRK).
. On June 8, 1999 - Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of OAO Russia's Public Television (ORT).
. Since 1995 - academician of Russia Academy of Television.
. He has state awards.
. Loves poetry of Pasternak, Pushkin, Esenina, philosophical prose of Montaigne.
. Son Michael - video director, the author of the documentary "Red band", the director of advertising agency "TV-6 Media. Daughter Julia is the correspondent of JSC "Disc Channel". Grandson, Michael.