John Quinones Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Abhijeet Modi
Jan 31, 2024 By Abhijeet Modi
Originally Published on Jun 23, 2022
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Discover fun facts about one of America's favorite hosts, journalists, and reporters, John Quiñones, including his birthday, net worth, and more.
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About John Quiñones

John Quiñones is a broadcaster and a journalist.

Quiñones' full name is Juan Manuel John Quiñones. He is an ABC News correspondent who hosts 'What Would You Do?'.

Born on May 23, 1952, and a Texan by birth, John Quiñones is American by nationality. He was born in San Antonio. Quiñones has been active in media since 1975, until the present day. His parents' names are Maria Quiñones and Bruno Quiñones. Besides working for the ABC Network and ABC World News Tonight, the Emmy Award winner has been a radio news editor and an anchor on KPRC TV.

John Quiñones' Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is John Quiñones’ net worth?

John Quiñones made most of his net worth as a journalist, host, and broadcaster. His total earnings are approximately $2 million as of 2022.

How much does John Quiñones earn per year?

John Quiñones earns a salary from being a host for American ABC News. As a host, journalist, and broadcaster, he makes his annual income from the same professions. Quiñones earns over $100,000 per year as of 2022.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is John Quiñones?

John Quiñones is almost 5 ft 8 in (173 cms) tall.

How old is John Quiñones?

Born in San Antonio on May 23, 1952, Juan Manuel John Quiñones celebrated his 70th birthday in 2022.

Childhood And Education

Born in San Antonio in Texas, John Quiñones grew up in his parents' household that mainly spoke Spanish, and he could not learn English until he was six. Quiñones started going to a local school when he was six. His mother was Maria Quiñones, and Bruno Quiñones was his father.

Unfortunately, Quiñones' father lost his job as a janitor when he was 13. Hence, the Quiñoneses joined migrant farmers in a caravan that used to travel to Traverse City, Michigan, for the cherry harvesting season. During the summer, the family of John Quiñones went towards Toledo, Ohio, following the migrant route, to pick tomatoes. John Quiñones has two sisters named Irma Quiñones and Rosemary Quiñones.

John Quiñones attended Brackenridge High School in San Antonio. While studying there, he was chosen to participate in the federal anti-poverty program named Upward Bound. This program prepared inner-city students at high school to set off to college. While John Quiñones was still an undergraduate, he participated in Sigma Beta-Zeta of the fraternity Lambda Chi Alpha.

Quiñones is a St. Mary's University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree specializing in speech communication. After his bachelor's at St. Mary's University, Quiñones got his master of arts degree from Columbia University.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is John Quiñones's partner?

John Quiñones has been married to a registered nurse named Deanna White since 2010.

John Quiñones has three children from his previous marriage with Nancy Loftus. They are Julian Quiñones, Nicco Quiñones and Andrea Quiñones. Quiñones and Nancy Loftus lived together as a married couple between 1988-2009.

He also has a kid named Luca Carter Quiñones.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

John Quiñones began his career as a news editor on KTRH radio in Houston, Texas, between 1975-1978. Soon, Quiñones was part of KPRC TV as an anchor and a reporter, which landed him in Chicago reporting for WBBM TV.

In 1982, John Quiñones began his journey at ABC News. Initially, he was a general assignment correspondent in Miami. Soon, he was a co-anchor on the program 'Primetime' for ABC News. This led him to another ABC News show, but this time as a host for 'What Would You Do?'

John Quiñones is also a reporter for other ABC news programs like '20/20', 'Good Morning America', 'ABC World News Tonight' and 'Nightline'.

Quiñones is the author of two books titled 'Heroes Among Us: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Choices', which was released in 2009 and 'What Would You Do?: Words of Wisdom About Doing The Right Thing', which was released in 2015.

Quiñones was the first journalist to secure an exclusive interview with Mario Sepulveda, the first survivor rescued in the Childean miners' catastrophe. Sepulveda spoke about the Chilean miners' catastrophe in 2010 during the interview.

What awards has John Quiñones won?

John Quiñones has won many awards in many categories. Quiñones won a George Foster Peabody Award in 1999 for ABC News in New York. The National Council of La Raza honored Quiñones with an ALMA Award.

Quiñones reported suicide bombers in Israel and won a CINE Award for the same, and he is also a Gabriel Award winner and has won an EMMY Award seven times. Quiñones is a receiver of a citation from the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and a World Hunger Media Award.

In 2005, John Quiñones won the Pigasus Award for the 'John Of God' special on Primetime Live for ABC. This was a special ABC documentary on a 'psychic surgeon' named Joao Teixeira from Brazil. In 2016, Quiñones received a National Hispanic Media Coalition's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Other Interesting John Quiñones Facts And Trivia

  • The internationally famous singer Jennifer Lopez first opened up about her divorce in an exclusive interview with John Quiñones.
  • Quiñones rescued two dogs, Fletcher and Chloe, with his wife, Deanna White.
  • Julian Quiñones worked with CNN on a documentary series named 'The Wonder List'.

John Quinones Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Juan Quinones

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

San Antonio


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