Conference Highlights

San Antonio native ABC News’ John Quinones to accept John F. Hogan Award at EIJ

RTDNA is pleased to award ABC News Anchor John Quiñones the 2019 John F. Hogan Award. Named for the founder and first president of RTDNA, the award recognizes an individual's contributions to the journalism profession and freedom of the press. Past recipients of the Hogan Award include Walter Cronkite, Belva Davis, Jorge Ramos and Pete Williams.

Quiñones is the anchor of the thought-provoking, topical and insightful, "What Would You Do?" and during his 35 year tenure at ABC News, he has reported extensively for all programs and platforms and served as anchor of "Primetime." He has won seven Emmy Awards, a World Hunger Media Award and a Robert F. Kennedy Prize.

While Quiñones was covering the Chilean miners' disaster in 2010, he was the first journalist out of thousands to get an exclusive interview with the first survivor (Mario Sepulveda). Quiñones has extensively covered a religious sect in Northern Arizona that forces its young female members to take part in polygamous marriages.

Quiñones joined ABC News in June 1982 after serving as a reporter with WBBM-TV, a news editor at KTRH radio and an anchor-reporter for KPRC-TV.

He will be presented with this year’s John F. Hogan Award on Friday, September 6th during a super session in his hometown. A reception will follow the presentation and tickets can be purchased for $45.

San Antonio Boat Tour

Thursday, Sept. 5, 10 a.m. • $5   Purchase tickets on EIJ registration form

GO RIO’s San Antonio Riverwalk boat tour connects you to the city’s timeless charm! Our enthusiastic, knowledgeable boat captains will share fascinating stories about the city’s culture, history and architecture during your 35-minute tour along the San Antonio River.

Alamo Tour

Thursday, Sept. 5, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. • $20   Purchase tickets on EIJ registration form

In its 300 years, the Alamo has shaped the city of San Antonio, ignited the battle for Texas independence, and influenced American history.

Guided by Alamo History Interpreters, this 1-hour guided tour explores the heroes and events that have made the story of the Alamo captivating for generations of Texans and visitors. The tour takes you through the area that was the original footprint of the Spanish mission complex, today Alamo Plaza, describing the events leading up to and including the Battle of the Alamo. The tour then concludes inside the Alamo Church.

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