Born in Belgrade, on 28 July 1936, where he completed his primary and secondary education and graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade.
He has become involved in the professional journalism in the «Student» magazine (1957-1959) and, in 1960, he was appointed editor of the foreign political section in the weekly Yugoslav youth magazine «Mladost». After he had completed his compulsory military service, in 1963, he had his own column in the «Mladost» magazine. From 1966 to 1972, he worked as a journalist in the daily newspaper «Politika» covering both international and domestic social and political events and, finally, in 1972, he was appointed counselor for press and culture with the Executive Council of Serbia. In the period from 1974 to 1978, he was appointed Director of the Yugoslav Information and Culture Centre in New York. From 1978 to 1986, he was appointed General director of «Sava centar». In his capacity of the Director of Sava Centar until the year 1986, and from 1986 to 1992 as the Head of Department for international tourism for the Federal Government (Assistant to the Federal Minister), he was actively involved in a number of oficial visits and he participated in many World conferences, which contributed a great deal to his cooperation with the media. He was also a member of the Olimpic Delegation and the Director of the Yugoslav Olimpic House during the Olimpic Games in Atlanta in 1996.
In the period from 1996 to 2001, he was a Vice-President of the Yugoslav Tourist Forum within the Serbian Chamber of Commerce. From 1997 to 2000, he had his own weekly column in the First Programme of the Belgrade Television, as well as in the Saturday Morning programme. From 1998 to 2001, in his one-hour show in the „JAT Radio“ under the title: “Four eyes principle“ he hosted a number of celebrities from various life areas.
He started to collaborate with the foreign section of the «Politika» daily newspaper in 2001 and in 2003 he collaborated with «Danas» daily newspaper.
In 2007, Mr. Popovic was appointed Secretary General of the Association of European Journalists (AEJ) for Serbia and in the said capacity he took part in a number of events organized by this Association in Europe. The Association of European Journalists is active in 30 European countries for 50 years already and advocates for the media freedom and their dignified position in the European societies. At the Assembly in Linz, in 2009, he was elected member of the Executive committee of the Association of European Journalists.
He published 30 books,some of them dealing with hot topics around the world. Such are books about student movement in the World («Students and Politics», 1965), about America («The Urban America» - 1979, and «America after 20 years» - 1993), about China («China in the Cultural Revolution» - 1990). The co-author of the books: «Tito in Anectodes», «360 stories about Tito» (1972). Other work include: «Belgrade, a Heroic City» (1982), two collections of stories («Karadjordje in SIV» - 1990 and «Black Hole in the Universe» - 1993, «Serbia - the Wonderland – Television stories» - 1998, «Journalist Mini Memoires – A hundred years of «Politika» - 2004, „The Notes about Ivan Stambolic“ (2004) and the most recent one – an extensive memoir and monographic work: «Sava Centar – Courage and Adventure» (2007). In his capacity of the President of the Cultural and artistic society «Ivo Lola Ribar», he prepared a collection of esseys «The Tour of Dreams» (2007) about the trip in India. In July 2008, two works were published «Test-a-ment» and the poem: «The Balkan Rapsody or heading by a tram to XXI». He wrotethe book «Fifty years with Politika» in 2010.
He is the author of the lyrics for the popular melody of national importance «Mars na Drinu» composed by Stanislav Binicki.
He was proclaimed a «Poet of the Year of the New York City», by the New York Poetic Forum, in 1976 for the «Poem about New York».
He was also a member of the Yugoslav-American working group for the opening of a monument of Tesla in Niagara. Today, he is a member of the Managing Board of the Memorial Society «Tesla» in New York. On the occasion of the 150th anniversary, in 2006, he published an extensive essey «Multivalent personality of Nikola Tesla». «The Poem about Tesla» entered in the Antology «Americana», Volume 1 (1976).
He was awarded the «Vuk» recognition, as the highest award for the contribution in culture of the Republic of Serbia for 1996, four medallions of the City of Belgade and many other domestic and international awards, among which also the Order of Labour with Golden Wreath (1987).
The Pedagogic Movement of Serbia awarded him, on 08 October 2008, at the Festival of Loznica, the «Vuk» medallion, as a recognition for his contribution for many years in the Serbian culture. In January 2013 he was awarded «Blagodarje» (Certificate of Merit) by the Serbian Writers Association, for his contribution to the reputation and development of this Association.
Together with English, he speaks fluently also Spanish and French, as well as Russian at intermediate level.