Llewellyn King was born in Southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe. He went into journalism as soon as he turned 16, stringing for Time magazine and United Press in Africa.
From there, it was off to London and the legendary Fleet Street, where he chalked up newspaper bylines before doing a year of television writing for BBC and ITN.
On to New York, where he was on the foreign desk of The Herald Tribune. Later he started the first women's liberation magazine, Women Now.
After that venture liberated all his money and no women, he went to Washington, D.C., where he became an assistant editor at The Washington Post and a leader of the Baltimore-Washington Newspaper Guild.
He founded The Energy Daily in 1973 -- before the energy crisis hit -- and was its publisher and editor chief until its sale, along with other King Publishing Group newsletters, in 2006.
He was awarded an honorary doctor of engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology. In 2014, the United States Energy Association presented him with its annual United States Energy Award.
King is the creator, host and executive producer of
of the long-running news and public affairs program,"White House Chronicle," which airs nationwide on PBS and SiriusXM Radio, among other outlets, and worldwide on Voice of America Television and Radio in English and Chinese. He writes a weekly column for the InsideSources syndicate which distributes it to hundreds of newspapers.
A charity he founded in 2011, ME/CFS Alert on YouTube, produces videos that help victims of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, commonly known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, educate doctors and encourage research.