James Avila is an American television journalist, currently the Senior Law and Justice Correspondent for ABC News. Jim graduated from Glenbard East High School with the name of Jim Simon. Before joining ABC, he was a correspondent for NBC News. He frequently anchors ABC's World News Saturday.
From 1994 to 1996, Avila was the investigative reporter for local NBC station KNBC in Los Angeles where he reported the O.J. Simpson criminal trial. The station won the 1995 Golden Mike Award and a 1996 Emmy Award for that trial coverage.
- "White House promotion reminds Avila of Chicago roots". Time Out Chicago.
- "'Father of Talk Radio' Jim Simon Dies at 61". 7 June 1995 – via LA Times.
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