Senior National Correspondent, ABC News & White House Correspondent, Fusion
Award-winning journalist Jim Avila is the Senior National Correspondent at ABC News and White House correspondent for Fusion, the ABC/Univision joint venture that launched in 2013. In this role, he covers Hispanic America, immigration reform, education, politics and other issues vitally important to the Latino community, the fastest-growing segment of our population. He also continues to contribute to 20/20, other ABC broadcasts and platforms specializing in law and justice and consumer investigations. Read More >
Jim Avila on Having Hispanics in the Boardrooms
Accepting Journalist of the Year: National Association of Broadcast Journalists
"Today our President's Lecture Series presented Jim Avila, a nationally recognized reporter and journalist. It went very well. Jim was engaging and inspiring. He spoke from the heart about immigration. He spoke about the fact that his job is the only one mentioned in and protected by the US Constitution: "freedom of the press." He spoke about his parents, one Lebanese and the other Hispanic and how they worked and struggled. He encouraged our students to register and vote. To find their voice and their passion and make a difference. Read, read, read and write, write, write. He's insightful and smart and I am glad to have met him and shared today."