Release Date: Aug. 22, 2011
ASU Speaker Series Welcomes Award-Winning News Anchor
Angelo State University will present Emmy Award-winning news anchor John Quiñones as part of ASU’s Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Speaker Series on Monday, Aug. 29, in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive.
Quiñones’ presentation, titled “Lessons Learned,” will run from noon-1 p.m. in the University Center’s C.J. Davidson Conference Center and is open free to the public. Attendees may bring their lunch or purchase a boxed lunch at the event.
Co-anchor of ABC’s “Primetime” news magazine program, Quiñones has reported extensively for ABC News, predominantly serving as a correspondent for “Primetime” and “20/20.” His recent work includes hosting a series of “Primetime” reports titled “What Would You Do?,” which captures people’s reactions when confronted with dilemmas compelling them to either act or walk away.
The winner of seven national Emmy Awards for his reporting, Quiñones has been at ABC News since 1982. He has also won a Gabriel Award, a Robert F. Kennedy Prize and a First Prize in International Reporting. Prior to joining ABC News, he worked at TV stations in Chicago and Houston. He holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio and a master’s degree from the Columbia School of Journalism.
The HSI Speaker Series is one of several ASU initiatives funded by the Title V Hispanic Serving Institution Grant ASU received in the fall of 2010. The series was created to bring experts to the ASU campus to speak on various topics, including student development, teaching, technology, cultural awareness, inclusion, diversity and academic support services. The speakers will also participate in workshops and educational sessions for ASU faculty, staff and administrators as part of the Professional Development component of the Title V HSI Grant.
For more information, call Haley Zapata in the HSI Office at 325-486-6611.