Thursday, April 17, 2003

Got Gupta? The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published an article on Dr. Sanjay Gupta earlier this month. It has a few personal details that may be of interest.
For Gupta, who's 33 and single, it's another example of a career that's taken multitasking to new heights...His father and mother...both retired Ford engineers who live in Novi, Mich., say it's always been this way for their oldest son...

Gupta grew up in Livonia, Mich., and Novi, where his early interests included medicine and acting. After graduating from Novi High School, he earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan.

While a neurosurgery resident at the University of Michigan, he was chosen to serve as a White House Fellow...

He was assigned to Hillary Clinton's office, where his mother says he was praised by the then first lady for writing speeches that touched people's hearts...

Although Gupta now divides his time between Atlanta and Manhattan, he remains close to his parents and his only sibling, a younger brother who lives in Lansing. His mother spoke to him by phone last week. She's been busy videotaping all of his CNN appearances.
Alas, this article has no updated poolside pictures. In an attempt to compensate for this paucity of poolside pics, I tried making an AIM icon out of an old one.


This was inspired by the pretty AIM icons at the Dan Abrams Fanlisting and maybe too much Diet Dr. Pepper.

I don't know how to use icons on AIM, but if you do (or even if you don't) you're welcome to it.

Here's an old photo of him from his days as a recent graduate.

Tuesday, April 15, 2003

So, I'm ashamed to admit that I cracked and got a 2 week free trial for that cnn.com pass to view the archives of video newsclips.....*just* to see sanjay in action and so I, too, could see him demonstrate a dirty bomb, in about a 2x2 inch size window on my screen.
I wonder if he's part of South Asian Journalists Association? Ok, off to cancel the trial before they charge my card.
---A
Finding photos. Thanks to a link from the Abrams Fun Links page on the Dan Abramania site, I learned of another way to search for photos of news anchors - searching the WireImage collection.

Some of the pictures are a bit small but your eye squinting muscles probably needed a workout anyway, right? For your perusal:
  • Dan Abrams - The link that started it all. I need to check in more often over at Blue Earth's Dan Abrams because I had no idea he was with girlfriend.


  • Wolf Blitzer - Is he putting the moves on Connie in one of those pics? Maybe someone should tell Maury.


  • Peter Jennings - I remember seeing that Grateful Dead concert pic a long time ago. His son looks just like him with curly hair.


  • Anderson Cooper - Well, uh, he's smiling in one of them.


  • Tom Brokaw - As you may have guessed, my WireImage searches for Bill Hemmer, Sanjay Gupta, Terry Moran, etc. turned up nothing, so I'll stop now instead of linking you to paparazzi-style photos of Dan Rather. His die-hard fans probably already have the autographed versions.


In other photo finds, I recently noticed two more photos of Michael Okwu. No squinting required if you click on them.

    


P.S. Ann put in a request for more Sanjay Gupta photos and a few recent comments seem to be about him, so I'll see what I can do for you folks next time.