Who is David Muir?
David Muir is an American born News Anchor and correspondent for in New York city-based ABC News. He is best known as the weekend prime news anchor for the flagship ABC News broadcast “World News” and co-anchor of the ABC newsmagazine “20/20” with Amy Robach. David reports from the scene of major news events around the world.
Detailed David Muir Biography
He is also the co-anchor of the ABC News magazine 20/20 which is part of the news department of the ABC broadcast television network, based in New York City. He earlier served as the weekend anchor and principal substitute anchor on ABC’s World News with Diane Sawyer, subsequently succeeding her on September 1, 2014.
Muir graduated from Onondaga Central Junior-Senior High School in May 1991 and enrolled to the Park School of Communications at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism in May 1995.
When he was still in college, he also attended the Institute on Political Journalism at the Fund for American Studies at Georgetown University and studied at the University of Salamanca in Spain with the Institute for the International Education of Students.
Career Overview as a journalist
Muir worked as an anchor and a reporter at WTVH-TV in Syracuse, New York From 1995 to 2000. His reports from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Israel, and the Gaza Strip following the 1995 assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin awarded him top honors from the Radio-Television News Directors Association.
The Associated Press also honored Muir for Best Enterprise Reporting and Best Television Interview. The Syracuse Press Club recognized Muir as an anchor of the “Best Local Newscast”, and he was voted one of the “Best Local News Anchors” in Syracuse.
From 2000 to 2003, he served as an anchor and a reporter for WCVB television in Boston, this is where he won the regional Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting and the National Headliner Award and Associated Press honors for his work tracing the path of the hijackers involved in the September 11, 2001, attacks. His was recognized by the Associated Press due to his news-anchoring and reporting
Muir became an anchor of ABC News overnight news program World News Now, in August 2003. Muir also became an anchor of ABC News’ early morning newscast World News This Morning (America This Morning).
From June 2007, Muir was the anchor of World News Saturday. In the year 2006, and occasionally thereafter, Muir co-anchored the news-magazine Prime-time.
In February 2012, he became an anchor for the weekend newscasts, and the broadcast was named World News with David Muir. He has been silently credited with a rise in the ratings of the weekend evening broadcasts. Later in March 2013, he was promoted to co-anchor ABC’s 20/20 with Elizabeth Vargas.
David has won many Emmys, Edward R. Murrow awards and Society of Professional Journalists honors. Apart from his alma mater in 2011, Muir has also given commencement speeches at Northeastern University in 2015 and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2018.
In 2017 he was honored by Temple Adath Yeshurun in his hometown of Syracuse with Citizen of the Year and in the same year, he was named one of People’s Sexiest Newsmen.
As for his career, Muir told Central New York Magazine: “I think I was always a curious kid. It’s a business driven by curiosity. If you don’t want to go out and learn about the world and see the place, it’s the wrong business.
But if you do…I’ve had an unbelievable front row seat.” In March 2016, he released a year-long report on the heroin crisis in America, winning a CINE Golden Eagle Award for his reporting.
Muir in ABC News, he has won multiple Emmy and Edward R. Murrow awards for his national and international journalism. According to the Tyndall Report, his news reporting received the most airtime in 2012 and 2013, making him one of the most visible journalists in America.
World News Tonight with David Muir has become the most-watched newscast in America. In 2013, TV Week called him one of the “12 to Watch in TV News” he was listed as one of People Magazine’s Sexiest Men Alive in 2014.
What is David Muir Age?
He was born on November 8, 1973, in Syracuse, New York, USA. David was raised in Onondaga Hill, hence he knows how to speak Spanish. He holds a mixed ethnicity of Sicilian/Italian, English, Scottish, Irish and German.
Who’re David Muir Family Members?
Muir was born to Ronald Muir and Pat Mills in Syracuse, New York to a Roman Catholic family, he was brought up in Onondaga Hill, and is fluent in Spanish.
He has one older sibling and two younger step-siblings, as well as six nieces and three nephews. When he was a child, he watched ABC News’ flagship program each night with his family and credits longtime anchor Peter Jennings as his biggest journalistic influence.
Who’re David Muir Children?
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Who’s David Muir Wife?
Some sources indicated that he was in a romantic relationship with Gio Benitez, who happens to be his fellow journalist.
What is David Muir Net Worth 2020?
David has an estimated Net worth of $7 million.
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David Muir Height
Muir stands at a height of 1.8 m.