John Quinones is the well-known Emmy award-winning co-anchor of ABC’s “Primetime” and a series of reports entitled “What Would You Do?” that test human nature through hidden camera scenarios. He is also the author of Heroes Among Us: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Choices. In addition to sharing the many stories of heroes he’s met, he also shares his own touching personal narrative of his rise from humble roots as the son of a laborer and a house cleaner to his life as a network anchor. A sought after speaker, he has been a keynote speaker, diversity speaker, commencement speaker, and after-dinner speaker at universities, diversity conferences, and charitable organizations across the country.
John Quinones Net Worth is around $5M in 2020
Quinones, who was once bullied and racially abused because of his Latino background, has come a long way since. The 68-year-old currently serves as the ABC News Correspondent and the host of “What Would You Do“. All this is the result of a moving life story and a highly exceptional career in the field of media and journalism. As of 2020, Quinones’s net worth is estimated to be around $5M which is a result of his 40-year-old career in journalism.
Struggle With Racism
Combining a moving life story, an exceptional career, incomparable insights, and a powerful presence, John Quiñones has emerged as one of the most inspiring keynotes in the speaking world today. His moving presentations focus on his odds-defying journey, celebrate the life-changing power of education, champion the Latino American Dream, and provide thought-provoking insights into human nature and ethical behavior. Before becoming ABC News‘ first Latino correspondent back in 1990, life wasn’t easy for the Emmy winning journalist.
Hailing from a non-English speaking background, Quinones wasn’t able to speak English until the age of 8. From a very young age, John was subject to racial chants and discrimination. Even during his graduation days, Quinones had to forfeit several events because of the extreme racism that prevailed. During an interview with the Steve TV Show, the 68-year-old opened up about his struggle with racism and how the journey from a small-town guy to one of the topmost correspondents of ABC News wasn’t easy and how he had to forge his own path in a world guided by misconceptions, racism, and extreme prejudice.
John Quinones Wife
John Quinones is married to Deanna White. They got married on October 18, 2012. He was previously married to Nancy Loftus. Deanna is a registered nurse and they live in New York City along with their 2 dogs Fletcher and Chloe.