Cole: CDC directions

Born in Rochester, N.Y., and raised in Lexington, Ky., John Cole studied at Washington and Lee University. After a short stint as a reporter, photographer and editor, he landed a job at the Durham (N.C.) Morning Herald (later The Herald-Sun) where he was news artist and occasional cartoonist. He eventually became the paper's full-time editorial cartoonist. Cole joined The Times-Tribune in Scranton, Pa., in 2005.