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Jim Avila Biography

Updated On 07 Jun, 2023 Published On 01 Jun, 2021
Jim Avila

Facts of Jim Avila

Date of Birth :
Age : 67 years old
Family Name : Avila
Birth Country : United States
Birth Sign : Leo
Height : 5 Feet 10 Inch

Relationship short Statistics of Jim Avila

What is Jim Avila marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Married
How many children does Jim Avila have ? (name): 3 Children
Is Jim Avila having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Jim Avila Gay ? No

Jim Avila is an award-winning journalist who works at ABC News in Washington D.C. as the Senior Law and Justice Correspondent. Before this, he served as a news correspondent at NBC News.

Jim Avila is Married with Three Kids

News reporter Jim Avila is a married man who shares a blissful family with his beloved wife and three kids. However, he has managed to keep his married life away from the public eye for privacy concerns.

In addition to his marriage, Avila tied the knot with his long-term girlfriend-turned-wife in a private wedding ceremony that was attended by short-listed friends and family members.

Jim Avila shares three kids with his wife. SOURCE: Pinterest

Although Jim has not disclosed the name of his beloved wife or the person he has spent most of his life with, it seems like he feels proud in sharing moments with his spouse and their children on his social pages.

The father of three prefers keeping details of his family under the veil away from his admirers despite being a public figure. Regardless of his effort to hide the relationship, Jim once uploaded a picture of his wife and their kids, who were toddlers back then.

A picture of Jim Avila's children; Jenny, Evan, and James Simon. SOURCE: Twitter (Jim Avila)

Jim shared the snapshot on his Facebook account, which seemed like a perfect vintage picture of the five. The family of five had bright smiles on their faces, which show they had quality time at the beach. At present, Jim's three children are all adults. Not to mention, his second child Evan Simon even won his second Emmy just at age 26. 

Jim Avila - Net Worth, Career

Jim Avila has an estimated net worth of over $2 million, as of 2021. He receives a salary in ranges from $107,362 to $120,840 from his career as a news correspondent. Jim began his broadcasting career as a weekend anchor and the San Jose bureau chief for KPIX in San Francisco.

Avila previously worked as a correspondent for NBC News before joining ABC. In addition, he regularly anchors ABC's Worlds News Saturday as well.  In the same vein, Avila served as a general assignment reporter for WLS in Chicago from 1980 to 1984.

Likewise, he joined WBBM-TV as a general assignment reporter and covered the Beirut war, the TWA hijacking, the Mexican earthquake, and the Nicaraguan civil war.

Similarly, Avila worked as an investigative reporter for local NBC station KNBC in Los Angeles where he covered the O.J. Simpson criminal trial. For his effort in that trial reporting, the station earned the 1995 Golden Mike Award and also a 1996 Emmy Award.

Jim Avila - Quick Facts

  • Jim Avila attended Glenvad East High School in Lombard, Illinois. 
  • Jim Avila grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles.
  • Jim Avila underwent a kidney transplant surgery in April 2018. Due to the surgery, he underwent a severe weight loss.
  • Jim Avila is the son of Eve Avila and Jim Simon, a former President of the Mutual Broadcasting System and radio broadcaster. 
  • Jim Avila's father died of a stroke at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Cental. Since then, he was raised by a single mother.
  • Jim Avila has three siblings: Tom Avila, Jay Avila, an NBC News Reporter, and Chris Simon, who serves at ABC News radio.
  • Rescued a dog named Driver.

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Jim Avila Married

First Marriage with Unknown

Jim Avila has been married to the love of his life for over two decades. Today, the pair is proud parents to three grown children.

Jim Avila Children

SON : Jamie Avila

Mother: Unknown

Jamie Avila is the first child of Jim Avila and his wife. Jamie, the first child of Jim has two siblings.

DAUGHTER : Jenny Avila

Mother: Unknown

Jenny Avila is the second child of Jim Avila and his wife. Jenny, the second child of Jim has two siblings.

SON : Evan Avila

Mother: Unknown

Evan Avila is the youngest child of Jim Avila and his wife. Evan Avila also has two siblings.

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