Here’s wishing the happiest of birthdays to a pair of wonderful visual journalists…
Dave Gulliver is media relations coordinator for the New College of Florida in Sarasota. A 1988 graduate of Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., David earned a master’s in government from Syracuse University before entering journalism. He spent four years at the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News and then five years at the Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Va., as a reporter and database analyst. He moved to the Herald-Tribune of Sarasota, Fla., in 2006 but left in 2009 to create a nonprofit news site. He did freelance work for a while and joined the New College in 2013.
David Holub is design editor of the Durango Herald in Colorado. A 1999 graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, David spent two years as a sportswriter and copy editor for the Greeley (Colo.) Tribune and then a year as a sportswriter for the St. Joseph News Press in Missouri before becoming a designer at the Corpus Christi (Texas) Caller-Times. After a brief stay at the Miami Herald, David moved to the Hartford (Conn.) Courant in 2006 as a sports designer. He left the Courant in 2010, earned a master’s degree in professional writing at Western Connecticut State University and taught rhetoric and writing at the University of Hartford through the holidays, when he moved west. For three-and-a-half years, he edited Kugelmass: A Journal of Literary Humor, which came out twice a year. Find his portfolio here. David turns 37 today.
David and Dave share a birthday with actors America Georgina Ferrera, Melissa Joan Catherine Hart, Jane Leeves, Eric James McCormack, Frederick Allan “Rick” Moranis, James Howard Woods, Eric Anthony Roberts, David John McDonald (better known as David Tennant), Maria Elena Bello, Hayley Catherine Rose Vixen Mills and Barbara Hale; actor-director Eli Raphael Roth; musician Leopold Anthony Stokowski; TV host Conan Christopher O’Brien; ventriloquist Jeff Dunham; TV personality Kourtney Mary Kardashian; sports greats José Miguel Cabrera Torres (baseball), Derrick Dewan Brooks (football) and Thomas “Tom” Sullivan (basketball coach); lawyer Clarence Seward Darrow and rock critic Robert Christgau.
In addition, today is National Autism Day, National Golf Day, World Amateur Radio Day, Auctioneers Day, Husband Appreciation Day, Adult Autism Day and Record Store Day. Seriously.
Have a terrific birthday today, you two! Best wishes!