Here’s wishing the happiest of birthdays to three excellent visual journalists…
Jose Enriquez is assistant presentation editor/delivery desk chief for the Victoria (Texas) Advocate. A 2012 graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, Jose worked on the student paper there, the Shorthorn. He started out as a copy editor, moved up to page designer and design editor and finished up as managing editor for print. He served an internship on the copy desk of the Dallas Morning News and then spent a year as a reporter for the Beaumont Enterprise before joining the Advocate a year ago. Find Jose’s Twitter feed here.
Kurt Helland is the former assistant news editor of the Des Moines Register. A 1983 graduate of Iowa State University, Kurt spent two years as a copy editor at the Owensboro (Ky.) Messenger-Inquirer before moving to Des Moines in 1999. After 29.5 years, Kurt’s position was eliminated last fall by Gannett. Kurt turns 55 today.
Warren Taylor is a freelance photographer in Des Moines, Iowa. A 1970 graduate of Drake University in Des Moines, Warren spent 38 years as a photographer, picture editor and director of photography for the Register. He retired in 2008.
Jose, Kurt and Warren share a birthday with actors Rosalie Anderson Andie MacDowell, Anthony Salvatore Iadanza (better known as Tony Danza), James McAvoy, Charles Grodin, Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaca (better known as Anthony Quinn); musician Robert James Smith (of the Cure), James Newell “Jim” Osterberg Jr. (better known as Iggy Pop); sports greats Edward John “Ed” Belfour (hockey), Carnell Lamar “Cadillac” Williams and Antonio Ramiro “Tony” Romo (both football); naturalist John Muir; novelist Charlotte Bronté; comic book artist Michael Layne Turner; U.S. Congressman Gary Adrian Condit; Johan Anthoniszoon “Jan” van Riebeeck, the founder of Cape Town, South Africa; Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, the Queen of England and HLN Morning Express anchor Robin Meade.
In addition, today is Kindergarten Day, Bulldogs are Beautiful Day and National Surprise Drug Test Day. Seriously.
Best wishes, you three! Have a wonderful birthday today!