Jim Avila Biography
Jim Avila is an Award-winning American television journalist, anchor, and reporter who currently serve as the Senior Law and Justice Correspondent for ABC News based in Los Angeles. Additionally, he covered the White House from 2012 to 2016 and won the prestigious Merriman Award from the White House Correspondents Association. Jim also provided the breaking news on the United States and Cuba which had reopened diplomatic relations. As a Senior Law and Justice Correspondent, Avila has covered every major trial from Jerry Sandusky and Penn State to Michael Jackson, OJ Simpson, and many more.
Furthermore, he led on immigration, making several trips to the southern border to document stories of immigrants, and also covered the death of Freddie Gray and civil unrest in Baltimore. From 1994 to 1996, Jim was the investigative reporter for local NBC station KNBC in Los Angeles and he won the 1995 Golden Mike Award and an Emmy Award in 1996. Nonetheless, Avila began his journalism career as a weekend anchor and the San Jose bureau chief for KPIX in San Francisco.
Jim Avila Age, Birthday, Nationality and Ethnicity
Jim Avila (age 65 years) was born on 26 July 1956 in the United States of America. Holding American nationality, he also comes from white ethnicity. He normally celebrates his birthday on 26 July every year. Unfortunately, he has not provided the city of his birth. READ ALSO: Tom Merriman
Jim Avila Height, Weight and Other Body Measurements
Avila stands at an average height of 5 feet 10 inches (approximately 1.76 m) and maintains an average bodyweight of around 74kg. However, his other body measurements are yet to be known as he has not disclosed them at the moment.
Jim Avila Education Background
Jim graduated from Glenbard East High School with the name Jim Simon. However, he has not shared any information about university or college education.
Jim Avila Family/Parents and Siblings
He was born and raised James Avila in the United States of America by his caring and loving parents. His mother, Eve Avila, and his father were descendants of immigrants and were both were missionaries. Unfortunately, he is a low-key type of person and doesn’t open much personal information to the limelight. Therefore, he has not shared any further information about his parents and siblings. However, his known sibling is Jim Avila.
Jim Avila Wife/ Spouse and Children
Avila is a married man. However, he has managed to keep his married life away from the public thus not revealing his wife’s details and that of their wedding day. Moreover, the duo exchanged their vows in a private wedding ceremony with close friends and family in attendance. Regardless of his secretive habit, he has three children with his wife namely; Jamie, Jenny, and Evan.
Jim Avila Health/ Illness | Kidney Transplant
Jim had a new kidney transplant due to diabetes-related kidney failure. He had his kidney transplant at the Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center and his family members volunteered to give him one of their kidneys.
Jim Avila Weight Loss
Unfortunately, he has not provided any information on his weight loss though he had his kidney transplant at the Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center.
Jim Avila Pink Slime
Avila used the term pink slime to describe the substance which results when beef trimmings are placed in a centrifuge to separate lean mean from fat.
Jim Avila Hispanic
In 1999, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists honored him due to his incredible work with the reporter of the year award.
Jim Avila ABC News
Jim is an anchor and reporter who currently serve as the Senior Law and Justice Correspondent for ABC News based in Los Angeles. Additionally, he covered the White House from 2012 to 2016. Further winning the prestigious Merriman Award from the White House Correspondents Association. Jim also provided the breaking news on the United States and Cuba which had reopened diplomatic relations.
Jim Avila’s Salary
He is an anchor and reporter who currently serve as the Senior Law and Justice Correspondent for ABC News. Avila earns an annual salary of around $ 120,000 per year.
Find Out Jim Avila’s Net Worth
Avila’s net worth is estimated to be around $2 million dollars. Furthermore, he is an American journalist, anchor, and correspondent at ABC News who has managed to acquire a decent fortune over years.
What happened to Jim Avila?
Avila had a new kidney transplant due to diabetes-related kidney failure.
Is Jim Avila sick/ill?
No, he is in a good state of health at the moment. However, Jim had a new kidney transplant due to diabetes-related kidney failure.
Is Jim Avila Mexican?
He is of American nationality. Furthermore, Avila is still Mexican with a mixed heritage of Lebanese and Mexican.