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ABC News Veteran John Quiñones to Speak At Delta

February 27, 2023

John Quiñones, ABC News veteran and the creator and host of What Would You Do? will speak in the Delta College Pioneer Gym on Wednesday, March 29 from 6 to 7:30pm, as a part of the President’s Speaker Series.

The event entitled, “What Would You Do? Words of wisdom about doing the right thing,” will focus on Quiñones’ odds-defying journey from migrant farm work to broadcast journalism, the power of education, championing the Latino American Dream, and thought-provoking perspectives on human nature and ethical behavior.

The Emmy Award-winning journalist, who has connected with audiences for more than 30 years at ABC News, the anchor desk at 20/20 and Primetime, has broken barriers in his life and career with the mantra of “never taking no for an answer.”

Quiñones is the host and creator of What Would You Do?,  the hidden camera ethical dilemma show that examines how people behave in a situation that requires them to either act or ignore it when directly faced with situations of racism, violence, hate crimes or other hot button cultural issues. Over the span of 15 seasons, he has become “the face of doing the right thing” to millions of fans and has embraced the role through his keynote presentations and books.

In addition to his achievements and accolades, he was recently recognized with honorary doctorate degrees from David & Elkins College in West Virginia and Utah Valley University.

The presentation is free and open to the community. For more information or for disability-related accommodations, contact David Baskind at 989-686-9374 or Kim Klein at 989-686-9192.


The Delta College President’s Speaker Series is funded by the President’s Office and the Peter and Barbra Boyse Endowment Fund through the Delta College Foundation. The college brings nationally and internationally renowned speakers to talk about important issues in the world today. The series aims to help broaden knowledge and widen the classroom experience by focusing on civic engagement and challenging the college community to think deeply and to act responsibly.

To learn more about the series and past speakers, visit the President’s Speaker Series website.

Written by Ashley Terrell, Writer.