Tuesday, January 15, 2008

ABC News Anchor Born With The Golden Voice

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – ABC PrimeTime anchor John Quinones may have been born with a voice for broadcast news, but he’s had some practice perfecting his TV tone over the years.

Quinones – who’s been part of the ABC News crew since 1982 – says his high school drama classes and early involvement in Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) helped him get his anchor pipes prepped for TV.

Quinones explains, “My drama teacher used to say, ‘Enunciate, John. Make sure everyone in the back of the room can hear you,’ and that always stuck with me. In ROTC I used to yell a whole bunch as a drill team commander, which certainly helped with my projection.”

And while Quinones’ humble beginnings as an intern at a country music radio station in his hometown of San Antonio, Texas, gave him rookie broadcast experience, he insists the golden news anchor voice is really just “something you’re born with.”

He jokes, “It’s all about the tone, which you either have or don’t have early on in your life. I was 10 years old when I started doing the news. I must’ve been the youngest correspondent ever!”

PrimeTime airs on ABC. Check your local listings.

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