Here’s wishing the happiest of birthdays to three wonderful visual journalists…
Judith Chetrit is a journalist based in Paris, France. A 2010 graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, Ind., Judith served as managing editor of the Paris Globalist, a biannual student magazine that covers international affairs. She moved to Paris to attend grad school at the Institut d’Etudes politiques. She graduated last year. Judith served internships at Citizenside, le Nouvel Observateur, Slate, Libération and BFM Business. Find her Tumblr blog here and her Twitter feed here. Judith turns 25 today.
Meredith Kruse is senior editor for local news at the Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk. A 1991 graduate of Cornell University, Meredith worked as a reporter for a number of papers in upstate New York and Virginia before joining the Pilot in 1998. She covered city government in Suffolk and Norfolk before becoming military editor in 2008 and then adding state coverage in 2009. She moved into her current duties in 2012. Find her Twitter feed here.
Sarah Morris is an artist and designer for the Kansas City Star. A 2010 graduate of the University of Missouri, Sara earned a master’s degree from that same institution in 2012 and went to work for Gannett soon after. She had worked internships at Standard & Poor’s in New York City, the Associated Electric Cooperative in Springfield, Mo. and the Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch. She moved to the Gannett Design Studio in Louisville, Ky., in 2012 and then again to the Star earlier this year. Find her portfolio here, her blog here and her Twitter feed here.
Judith, Sarah and Meredith share a birthday with actors William West Anderson (better known as Adam West), Randolph Donald Mantooth, David Keith McCallum Jr., Jeremy John Irons, Alison Ann Sweeney, Faye Reagan and Cheryl Ann O’Teari (better known as Cheri Oteri); musicians Patricia Lynn “Trisha” Yearwood, William Thomas “Bill” Medley, Brook Benton, Paul Hamilton Williams Jr. and Ellen Naomi Cohen (better known as Mama Cass Elliot); TV hosts James Lipton, Alison Ann Sweeney, Joan Elise Blunden (better known as Joan Lunden), Mario Batali and James “Jimmy” Fallon Jr.; home improvement guru Carter Oosterhouse; model Leslie Hornby Lawson (better known as Twiggy); sports greats Alfred “Al” Oerter Jr. (discus), Sally McLellan Pearson (track and field), Abner Haynes (football), Edwin Vernon “Ed” Westfall (hockey), Tyreke Jamir Evans (basketball), Edwin Donald “Duke” Snider, James Anthony “Jim” Abbott, Joe Leonard Morgan (all three baseball); Watergate prosecutor Leonidas “Leon” Jaworski; TV journalist María de la Soledad Teresa O’Brien and legendary columnist Michael “Mike” Royko.
In addition, today is National POW/MIA Recognition Day, National Trademen Day and Talk Like a Pirate Day. Seriously.
Best wishes, you three! Have a terrific birthday today!