James Quiñones

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James Quiñones is your 12 News weather anchor. He is a native to the Southwest and has lived all over the United States and has had the chance to forecast weather in many different climates including New Mexico, New England, the Gulf of Mexico and Southern California and now Phoenix.

James is a graduate of the University of New Mexico. His Father also graduated from New Mexico Tech with a degree in Mining Engineering. When asked who his role model is, James responded, "My Dad" He came to this country with nothing and put himself through College himself with hard work and determination.

In his spare time you can find James riding his bike around town and speaking to various groups and schools about the weather and finding happiness in life.

About Me:

Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico

City of Residence: Scottsdale

Your Heritage: Latino

Current Position: Chief Weather Forecaster for 12 News Today

When you joined 12 News: September 2008

College Graduated from: University of New Mexico

Interests/Hobbies: Cooking - BBQ meats, stews and roasts...I'm a meat and potatoes guy.

Favorite Music: Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Sam Cooke and Frank Sinatra

Favorite Song: "Cupid" by Sam Cooke

Favorite Book(s): Yeager - biographies

Favorite Quote(s): "Character is what you do when you think no one is watching", My father.

Favorite Food(s): Seafood Paella

Favorite Color(s): Forecaster blue

Favorite Travel Destination: Yosemite

Pets: Carolina Sheppard

Children: one son

Hidden Talent: Impersonations

Favorite Sports Teams: Cardinals, Diamondbacks and Suns

Favorite Moment in Broadcasting: Going live from home plate from the San Diego Padres vs. New York Yankees World Series.

Why you decided to work in TV: This is an incredible opportunity to meet many different people.

Where else have you worked: Albuquerque, Roswell, Providence, Corpus Christi and San Diego

First Story Reported: University of New Mexico Lobo basketball

Your First Job: fast food

What People Would Never Guess About You: I acted on an episode of "General Hospital".

What do you love about living in Arizona: Sunsets and thunderstorms

Your Biggest Pet Peeve: Insincerity

Your Prized Possession: My Dad's soccer shoes

What I'm Passionate About: Motivating people to believe in the very best life has to offer. I love speaking to schools about weather. I also coach soccer as a way to reach out to our community and work with kids.

Dream Vacation: Visiting Israel

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