Quinones whos 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 youre born with.
He jokes, Its all about the tone, which you either have or dont have early on in your life. I was 10 years old when I started doing the news. I mustve been the youngest correspondent ever!
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