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John Quinones Biography
John Quinones born Juan Manuel Quinones is an American ABC News correspondent and currently the anchor of “What Would You Do?,” one of the highest-rated newsmagazine franchises of recent years. During his 35 year tenure at ABC News, he has reported extensively for all programs and platforms and served as anchor of “Primetime.”
When John was covering the Chilean miners’ disaster in 2010, he was the first journalist out of thousands to get an exclusive interview with the first survivor (Mario Sepulveda), who spoke about their horrendous ordeal. Other current headline-making interviews include an exclusive with singer/actor Marc Anthony who, for the first time, spoke about his separation and pending divorce from Jennifer Lopez.
John Quinones Age
John was born on May 23, 1952 in San Antonio, Texas . He is 67 years old as of year 2019.
John Quinones Family
John was born in San Antonio, Texas. He is a fifth-generation San Antonian and a fifth-generation American. He grew up in a Spanish-speaking household and did not learn English until he started school at age 6. At 13 years old, his father was laid off from his job as a janitor and John’s family, including sisters Irma and Rosemary, joined a caravan of migrant farmworkers and journeyed to Traverse City, Michigan to harvest cherries. After that summer, the Quiñones family followed the migrant route to pick tomatoes outside of Toledo, Ohio. Quinones will never forget the words from his father, Bruno early one morning as they knelt on the cold, hard ground of Ohio’s tomato fields. “Juanito, do you want to do this for the rest of your life? Or, do you want to get a college education?” It was a no-brainer.
John Quinones Education
Quiñones received a bachelor of arts in speech communications from St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas. He was also a member of the Sigma Beta-Zeta of Lambda Chi Alpha FraternityHe received a master’s from the Columbia School of Journalism. Quiñones has received two honorary degrees: in 2016 he received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Utah Valley University and in 2014 a Doctor of Letters degree from Davis & Elkins College.John Quinones Photo
John Quinones Wife|John Quinones Son
Quiñones married Nancy Loftus, his high school sweetheart, at a private ceremony in West Palm Beach, Florida in 1988 and the couple got divorced in 2009. He remarried in 2010 to former model Deanna White. From his previous marriage he has three children ; Julian, Nicco and Andrea, and currently has a condo in Manhattan, New York, home in Southlake, Texas, a vacation home in Vail, Colorado and a weekend home in The Hamptons, New York.
John Quinones Ethnicity|Nationality|Race
John Quinones was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas on May 23, 1952. John is a fifth-generation San Antonian and a fifth-generation American. He grew up in a Spanish-speaking household and did not learn English until he started school at age 6.
ABC John Quinones
In 1982, he started as a general assignment correspondent with ABC News based in Miami. Quinones was a co-anchor of the ABC News program, Primetime and now hosts What Would You Do?. He also reports for all ABC News programs such as 20/20, Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight and Nightline.
Before he joined ABC News he was a reporter with WBBM-TV in Chicago. For his 1980 reporting on the plight of illegal aliens from Mexico John won two Emmy Awards . John was news editor at KTRH radio in Houston, Texas from 1975 to 1978. Within that period, he also was an anchor-reporter for KPRC-TV.
John has largely covered a religious sect in Northern Arizona that forces its young female members to take part in polygamous marriages. Some of his other reports include going undercover with a hidden camera to reveal how clinics performed unnecessary surgical procedures as part of a major nationwide insurance scam. John followed along with a group of would-be Mexican immigrants as they attempted to cross into the U.S. via the treacherous route known as “The Devil’s Highway”; and he traveled to Israel for a CINE Award-winning report about suicide bombers.
John Quinones Latin Beat
Quinones anchored a critically acclaimed ABC News special entitled “Latin Beat,”in September 1999, focusing on the wave of Latin talent sweeping the U.S., the impact of the recent population explosion and how it will affect the nation as a whole. Quinones was awarded an ALMA Award from the National Council of La Raza. He even contributed reports to ABC News’ unprecedented 24-hour, live, global Millennium broadcast, which won the George Foster Peabody Award.
His “20/20″reports includes an in-depth look at the unprecedented lawsuit against the Cuban government by a woman who claimed she unknowingly married a spy and an exclusive interview with a Florida teenager who brutally killed her adoptive mother. For his poignant report that followed a young man to Colombia as he made an emotional journey to reunite with his birth mother after two decades John was honored with a Gabriel Award . John’s other stories which originated from Central America include political and economic turmoil in Argentina and civil war in El Salvador. In 1980s, John spent nearly a decade in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama reporting for “World News Tonight.”
John Quinones Net Worth
Quinones an ABC News correspondent has a net worth of $2 million
What Would you do John Quinones
It was formerly known as Primetime: What Would You Do? along the program’s fifth season, is a situational hidden camera television program that has been broadcast on ABC since February 26, 2008. It is was created by Chris Whipple hosted by news correspondent John Quiñones.
It was conceived as a format-based series for ABC’s newsmagazine Primetime, but all on-air references to the parent program were removed from What Would You Do? after the discontinuation of Primetime as a standalone program by the network in 2010, with subject-based formats of the program, such as Primetime: Family Secrets, airing thereafter during the summer months or as a temporary replacement for entertainment programs cancelled during the fall-to-spring television season.
The program is based of actors acting out scenes of conflict or illegal activity in public settings while hidden cameras record the scene, and the focus is on whether or not bystanders intervene, and how. Differences is also usually included, such as changing the genders, the races or the clothing of the actors performing the scene, to see if bystanders react differently. John appears at the end of each scenario to interview bystanders and witnesses about their reactions.
As the experiment goes on, psychology professors, teachers, or club members watch and discuss the video with Quiñones, explaining and making inferences on the bystanders’ reactions.
A number of the scenario actors appear in only one or two episodes. Many of them, however, have become staples of the program, including Yuval David, Diana Henry, Vince August, Jeremy Holm, Michael J. Lyons and Traci Hovel.
John Quinones Awards
For his “Primetime Live,” “Burning Questions” and “20/20” work John has won seven national Emmy Awards. First for his coverage of the Congo’s virgin rainforest he was awarded an Emmy, which also won the Ark Trust Wildlife Award, and he received an Emmy for “Window in the Past,” a look at the Yanomamo Indians in 1990. John also received a National Emmy Award for his work on the ABC documentary “Burning Questions The Poisoning of America,” which aired in September 1988. He was honored with a World Hunger Media Award and a Citation from the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards for “To Save the Children,” his 1990 report on the homeless children of Bogota. Among his other prestigious awards are the First Prize in International Reporting and Robert F. Kennedy Prize for his piece on “Modern Slavery Children Sugar Cane Cutters in the Dominican Republic.
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