Award-winning broadcast journalist and author John Quiñones
will be the next featured speaker in the David Letterman Distinguished
Professional Lecture and Workshop Series at Ball State University.
Quiñones’ lecture, “From the Barrio to
Network Television: The Power of Never Taking ‘No’ for an Answer,” is scheduled
for 7 p.m. on April 11 at Pruis Hall. The lecture is free and open to the
public, but general admission tickets are required for entry into this event.
Ticket information is available on Ball State
University’s online events calendar.
Highlights of Mr. Quiñones’ career include 33 years at ABC News—which includes time at
the anchor desks of TV News magazines “20/20” and “Primetime,” hosting the TV Show, What Would
You?, and writing his latest book, “What Would You Do? Words
Of Wisdom About Doing The Right Thing.” He has won seven national Emmy awards for his reporting through
the years. Among his other honors are a Lifetime Achievement Award from
the National Hispanic Media Coalition, and a Guerra Lifetime Achievement Award from
the San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists.
During Mr. Quiñones’ visit to Ball State’s campus on
April 11, he will also engage with students in workshops within the College of
Communication, Information, and Media (CCIM).
forward to welcoming Mr. Quiñones
to Ball State as our next guest in the David Letterman Distinguished
Professional Lecture and Workshop Series. This promises to be an inspiring and
thought-provoking event,” said Dr. Paaige Turner, CCIM dean. “Mr. Quiñones is a true pioneer in the
network news field and his work has impacted so many people. We are fortunate
that he is willing to share some of his experiences and insights with our
students, the broader campus community, and the general public.”
The David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture
and Workshop Series was established in 2008 through a generous gift from Mr.
Letterman, a 1969 Ball
State graduate. The series brings major business, media,
and academic figures to campus to engage students in discussions about the
latest issues in communications, emerging media, and cultural forces shaping
Guests have included
legendary newscaster Ted Koppel, Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts, innovator Tom
Kelley, and public policy expert Kathleen Hall Jamieson. Mr. Letterman has
personally invited and hosted conversations with media icon and
philanthropist Oprah Winfrey, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, MSNBC prime-time
host Rachel Maddow, and filmmakers Spike Jonze and Bennett Miller.