The following was sent out from barrettnewsmedia.com:
Former ABC News correspondent Jim Avila has joined ABC 10 News San Diego as Senior Investigative Reporter.
Avila — who works as a regular columnist for Barrett News Media — stepped away from his duties with ABC News as Senior National Correspondent in 2021 after more than two decades with the outlet. He also spent time as a White House Correspondent, worked on 20/20, and frequently anchored World News Saturday while at ABC News.
Before shifting to ABC News, Avila worked at NBC News and local affiliates in Chicago and Los Angeles.
“Retirement is boring,” Avila joked while announcing his new role with ABC 10News San Diego. “A great station doing serious work in a perfect place to play. Checks every box.”
Jim Avila has written a weekly media column for Barrett News Media since May 2023.