CONWAY — Veteran news journalist John Quiñones will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 at Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus in Conway.
Combining a moving life story, an exceptional career, incomparable insights and a powerful presence, Quiñones has emerged as one of the most inspiring speakers in the 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.
A lifetime of “never taking no for an answer” took Quiñones from migrant farm work and poverty to more than 30 years at ABC News and the anchor desk at “20/20” and “Primetime.” Along the way, he broke through barriers, won the highest accolades and became a role model for many. During his 37-year tenure at the network, he has earned seven Emmy Awards for his “Primetime Live,” “Burning Questions” and “20/20” work.
As host and creator of ABC’s “What Would You Do?,” Quiñones has become “the face of doing the right thing” to millions of fans. He has filmed over 500 different “What Would You Do?” scenarios, from spousal abuse, to shortcomings in America’s foster care system to discrimination and racism.
At Reynolds Performance Hall, Quiñones will deliver a powerful message of believing in one’s self, never giving up and always, always doing the right thing.
“John is a multi-Emmy award-winning journalist and has a true gift for his inspirational storytelling,” said Amanda Horton, director of Reynolds Performance Hall. “I’m thrilled that our students and the central Arkansas community will have the opportunity to hear stories from his childhood, the challenges he overcame building his career and the lessons he’s learned through his popular television series. Don’t miss this event; it’s sure to touch your emotions and motivate you to do some good in the world.”
Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children and students. Tickets may be purchased online at uca.edu/Reynolds, at the Reynolds Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by calling UCA Ticket Central at (501) 450-3265 or toll-free at (866) 810-0012.