John Quinones Profile
John Quinones is an American Host, Correspondent, and Author working for ABC News in the capacity of a News Correspondent. He joined the station in March 2009.
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In 1982, he began working as a general assignment correspondent for ABC News out of their Miami office. Quinones co-anchored the ABC News show Primetime before taking on the role of presenter of the What Would You Do program. In addition, he is a correspondent for every ABC News show, including 20/20, ABC World News Tonight, Good Morning America, and Nightline.
Prior to joining ABC News, he worked as a journalist for the Chicago station WBBM-TV. John won two Emmys in 1980 for his coverage of the hardships faced by undocumented immigrants from Mexico. From 1975 until 1978, John worked as the news editor for Houston, Texas’s KTRH radio station. At the time, he was also an anchor reporter for KPRC-TV.
John has reported extensively on a Northern Arizona polygamous religious group that compels its young female adherents to participate in several weddings. In one of his previous stories, he went undercover and utilized a hidden camera to reveal how clinics were participating in large-scale insurance fraud by doing needless surgeries.
Quinones embarked on a perilous journey along “The Devil’s Highway” to accompany a group of prospective immigrants from Mexico into the United States. Quinones also traveled to Israel for a report on suicide bombers that won a CINE Award.
John Quinones Age
On May 23, 1952, John (Juan Manuel Quinones) was born in San Antonio, Texas. He is 73 years of age as of 2023.
John Quinones Family
Quinones was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, in the USA by his parents Bruno Quinones (Father) and Maria Quinones (Mother). He began learning English when he was six years old as he was starting his education in elementary school. His family joined a group of Farmworkers who were migrants when he was thirteen years old. This caravan went to Traverse City, Michigan in order to pick cherries. His family, including his sisters; Rosemary and Irma struggled because their dad lost his job as a janitor.
John Quinones Height
He stands at an average height of 5ft 10in.
John Quinones Education
At St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, Quinones finished her undergraduate studies and graduated with a bachelor of arts in vocal communications. In addition, he belonged to the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity’s Sigma Beta-Zeta chapter. He studied at the Columbia School of Journalism, where he graduated with a master’s degree. Two honorary doctorates have been awarded to Quiones: a doctor of letters from Davis & Elkins College in 2014 and an honoris causa doctor of humane letters from Utah Valley University in 2016. Quinones was awarded both of these degrees in recognition of his contributions to the academic community.
John Quinones Wife
Quinones was happily married to Nancy Loftus. They met in high school when he had a crush on her. They got married in a private ceremony held in West Palm Beach, Florida. In 2009 they ended their marriage and he later married Deanna White, a former model in 2010.
John Quinones Son
He has 3 children; Andrea, Nicco, and Julian from his first marriage. Quinones owns some domestic properties which are; a weekend home in The Hamptons, New York, a house in Southlake, Texas, an apartment in Manhattan, New York, and a vacation home in Vail, Colorado.
John Quinones Ethnicity
Quinones was born on May 23, 1952, and raised in San Antonio, Texas. John is a of both the city of San Antonio and the United States.
John Quinones Latin Beat
In September 1999, Quinones hosted the “Latin Beat” special on ABC News. The focus of the presentation was on the flood of talented Latinos coming to the United States, how they were influencing the recent population increase, and how this will effect the entire nation. All around the critics praised the special.
Quinones was recognized for her community contribution with the ALMA Award from the National Council of La Raza. Even more noteworthy is his involvement in ABC News’ groundbreaking, live, 24-hour coverage of the Millennium that was nominated for a George Foster Peabody Award.
His “20/20” investigations have included an exclusive interview with a Florida teenager who had brutally slain her adoptive mother, as well as the first-ever lawsuit filed against the Cuban government by a lady claiming she had secretly married a spy. His investigations also closely examine the groundbreaking lawsuit filed by a lady alleging she married a Cuban regime spy by mistake.
John was given a Gabriel Award in appreciation for the touching tale he did following a young guy to Colombia on an agonizing journey. He did this to make amends with his birth mother after 20 years. Other stories John relates are set in Central America. these locations are like El Salvador, where there is a civil war, and Argentina, where there is political and economic turmoil. When working as a journalist for “World News Tonight” in the 1980s, John visited a number of countries in Central America, including Panama, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.
John Quinones Awards
John has been recognized with seven national Emmy Awards for his work on the television programs “Primetime Live,” “Burning Questions,” and “20/20.” His reportage on the virgin woods of the Congo won him an Emmy and the Ark Trust Wildlife Prize. His second accolade stemmed from an Emmy he won in 1990 for the documentary “Window in the Past,” which was based around Yanomamo.
For his work on the September 1988 ABC documentary “Burning Questions: The Poisoning of America,” John was also awarded a National Emmy Award. In 1990, he was awarded the Global Hunger Media Award and a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards Citation for his story “To Rescue the Children,” which detailed the predicament of homeless children in Bogota. He was bestowed with these two honors.
He was awarded the First Prize in International Reporting as well as the Robert F. Kennedy Prize for his article, “Modern Slavery Children Sugar Cane Cutters in the Dominican Republic.” In the journalism world, these two honors rank among the most prestigious.
John Quinones Salary
Quinones’ annual salary falls somewhere in the range of $70,000 and $90,000 on average.
John Quinones Net Worth
It is estimated that Quinones’ net worth falls somewhere in the range of $700,000 to $5 million. His primary source of financial support comes from his work as a television personality.