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David Squires
Columnist and Blogger
My Role

Writes a weekly column covering urban affairs issues and does an occasional blog on topics as diverse as sports, religion, entertainment, neighborhoods and education.
My Biography

David Squires began covering urban affairs for the Daily Press in January 2008. In September 2008, he became an urban affairs columnist. Previously, he had been deputy sports editor since 2004, and wrote a weekly sports column.

Before joining the Daily Press, he was Editor of BlackVoices.com and BVQ magazine before Tribune sold the BV business unit to AOL.

He is a 1980 graduate of the UNC School of Journalism, where he received his master's degree in 1982. He was also an assistant managing editor of the Daily Tar Heel.

In a 30-year career, he has been an editor at Newsday and the New York Times, a writer and editor at the Detroit Free Press and Fort Worth Star-Telegram and deputy metro editor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He began his professional career in 1981 as a sports writer for the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times, though he has written for daily newspapers since high school, starting with the Sun-Journal in New Bern, N.C.

Squires has also served as an adjunct professor journalism and English at Hampton and Christopher Newport universities and at Thomas Nelson Community College.
My Interests

Squires, a native of North Carolina, is an avid Tarheel sports fan. He loves playing basketball, walking and lifting weights, and he watches lots of movies in his leisure time.

He also is a member of the Hampton Roads Black Media Professionals and serves as a board member of the Sports Journalism Institute, which trains college students how to become sports writers.