Here’s wishing the happiest of birthdays to a pair of excellent visual journalists…
Gerry Galipault is entertainment editor of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and webmaster for Pause & Play, “the music site.” A 1982 graduate of Ohio State University, Gerry spent two years as sports editor of the Chillicothe (Ohio) Gazette before becoming entertainment editor and copy editor for Pacific Stars & Stripes. He moved to the St. Petersburg Times in 1992 as a copy editor and then to the Herald-Tribune in 1999. He launched Pause & Play in 1997, posting video interviews with stars of the music world. Entertainment Weekly named it one of the 100 greatest web sites in 2007. Find his Twitter feed here.
Maggie O’Brien is a city hall reporter for the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald. A 1998 graduate of Iowa State University, Maggie worked as a reporter for the Associated Press before joining the Des Moines Register in 1999. In 2002, she moved into the world of public relations, working for Carmichael Lynch Spong, Wood Communications of Madison, Wis., and then the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. She started at the World-Herald in 2008. Find her Twitter feed here.
Gerry and Maggie share a birthday with actors Barbara Anne Hall (better known as Barbara Feldon), Franklin Wendell Welker, Aaron Edward Eckhart, Albert Gordon MacRae, William “Billie” Thomas and Ronald Jeremy Hyatt (better known as Ron Jeremy); musicians James Vernon Taylor, Daniel Alan David “Danny” Jones (of McFly), Liza May Minnelli, Alwin Lopez “Al” Jarreau and Frank Catalano; sports greats Darryl Eugene Strawberry, James Sherman “Jimmy” Wynn, Dale Bryan Murphy (all three baseball), John Sherman “Johnny” Rutherford III, Casey James Mears (both auto racing), Scott Tyler Clary (swimming), Grant Andrew Long (basketball), Matthew George “Matt” Millen (football) and Eddie Sutton (basketball coach); playwright Edward Franklin Albee III; poet and novelist Jean-Louis “Jack” Kerouac; civil rights leader Andrew Jackson Young and former presidential candidate Willard Mitt Romney.
In addition, today is Registered Dietitian Day and World Maths Day. Seriously.
Have a terrific birthday, all! Best wishes!