John Quinones

Inside Biography


John Quinones is an Asian-born American TV personality, who works as a journalist for ABC News network. He is a national “Emmy Award” Winning journalist who has won seven times. He is currently hosting the show What Would You Do? on the ABC Primetime. 

Quinones is the multi-time Emmy winner, and have also appeared on ABC news programs such as Good Morning America, Nightline, and 20/20.

 Early life and education

John Quinones was born as Juan Manuel Quinones on May 23, 1952, in San Antonio, Texas, U.S. He is a fifth-generation American from Hawaii and has Red American ancestry.

Quinones is the son of Bruno Quinones and Maria Quinones. He has two sisters, Irma and Rosemary. His father worked as a janitor at the high school where Quinones studied where his mother is a housewife.

When he was 6 years old, he started schooling, he couldn’t really read or speak English. His tough, Spanish-speaking neighborhood was rife with gangs and drugs.

He took cla s ses at Brackenridge High School and during his study there, he was chosen to take part in the federal anti-poverty program.

John studied Speech Communication at St. Mary's University and later earned his Master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University's School.


John Quinones began his career in Houston, Texas where he worked as a news editor for a radio station named KTRH. After working there from 1975 to 1978, he gradually moved to the same post at KPRC-TV.

In the year 1982, Quinones joined ABC News, Miami as a general a s signment reporter but prior to that, he worked for a short time with WBBM-TV in Chicago. It was ABC that made him really famous for his work in shows like Nightline, Good Morning America, 20/20 and ABC World News Tonight.

Quinones also had a special privilege for entering work because he was a Latino and if the companies didn’t hire people from other backgrounds besides Americans, they could be sued.

Personal life

John Quinones is a married man. He is married to Deanna White since 2010. Before meeting White, he was already married and divorced his first wife Nancy. 

John Quinones married his high school sweetheart, Nancy Loftus Quinones in 1988 at a private ceremony in West Palm Beach, Florida.

John and Nancy were college sweethearts and have three children two sons and a daughter named Julian, Nicco, and Andrea. After living twenty-nine years together, the couple divorced in 2009.

Net worth

Quinones' current net worth is $2 million. He earns a huge amount of money from his journalism career. According to a source, his salary is over $100K in ABC network, but, the figure is not officially confirmed. 

John has earned a lot of fame and respect and more importantly wealth. Besides, he owns a condo in Manhattan, a weekend home in Hampton and a vacation home in Colorado.

by Bchrome, 30 May, 2017

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