David Muir Biography
David Muir is an American Emmy Award-winning journalist working as the anchor of ABC World News Tonight and co-anchor of the ABC News magazine 20/20 alongside Amy Robach. He previously worked as the weekend anchor and primary substitute anchor on ABC’s World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer, later succeeding her on September 1, 2014.
Since joining ABC in August 2003, Muir has won several Emmy and Edward R. Murrow awards for his national and international journalism.
David Muir Age
How old is David Muir? David is 48 years old as of November 2021. He was born David Jason Muir on November 8, 1973, in Syracuse, New York, the United States of America. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on November 8th every year.
David Muir Family
Muir was born David Jason Muir on November 8, 1973, in Syracuse, New York, United States. However, he was brought up in Onondaga Hill, New York. David’s father is Ronald Muir and his mother’s name is Pat Mills.
In addition, Muir has an older sibling and two younger half-siblings. His parents divorced while he was very young. Following his parent’s divorce, David sought comfort in Television news.
David Muir Wife
Muir is a single man. There is no sufficient information that has been linked to his love life. However, it has been rumored that the handsome news anchor is gay. This allegation was attributed to him visiting gay clubs with his friend, Gio Benitez.
Later, Gio married his boyfriend Tommy Didario a scenario that made many people heavily claim that Muir was also gay. Recently, he has revealed his like for a fellow female colleague, Kelly Ripa.
David Muir Education
David graduated from Onondaga Central Junior-Senior High School in May 1991. He then enrolled at the Park School of Communications at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism in May 1995.
While still in college, Muir also attended the Institute on Political Journalism at the Fund for American Studies at Georgetown University. Similarly, he studied at the University of Salamanca in Spain along with the Institute for the International Education of Students.
Earlier on, David served as the weekend anchor and principal substitute anchor on ABC’s World News with Diane Sawyer. He succeeded Diane Sawyer on September 1, 2014.
Muir is the co-host of ABC News magazine 20/20, part of the news department of the ABC broadcast-television network where he hosts with Amy Robach. Before his role in ABC, he was at Boston’s WCVB and Syracuse’s WTVH.
Muir served as an anchor and a reporter at WTVH-TV in Syracuse, New York between 1995-2000. After reporting from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Israel, and the Gaza Strip following the 1995 assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, he was awarded top honors from the Radio-Television News Directors Association.
His associate press also honored him for Best Enterprise Reporting and Best Television Interview. The Syracuse Press Club also didn’t lag behind. It recognized Muir as the anchor of the “Best Local Newscast”, and he was voted one of the “Best Local News Anchors” in Syracuse.
From 2000 to 2003, Muir worked as an anchor and a reporter for WCVB television in Boston. During this period, he won the regional Edward R Murrow Award for investigative journalism. He also won the National Headliner Award and Associated Press honors. The award was mainly attributed to his work tracing the path of the hijackers involved in the attacks of September 11, 2001. He was also recognized by the Associated Press due to his news-anchoring and reporting.
David Muir on ABC News
Muir became an anchor of ABC News overnight, program World News Now, in August 2003. He also rose to an anchor of ABC News’ early morning newscast World News This Morning (America This Morning).
From June 2007, David was the telecaster of World News Saturday. In the year 2006, and occasionally thereafter, David co-anchored the news-magazine Prime-time.
In February 2012, Muir became the anchor for the weekend newscasts, and the broadcast was named World News with David Muir. He has silently got credit with a rise in the ratings of the weekend evening broadcasts. Later in March 2013, he was credited to co-anchor ABC’s 20/20 with Elizabeth Vargas.
David Muir Net Worth | Salary
Muir has an estimated Net Worth of $25 million which is attributed to his career as a broadcast journalist. He further receives an annual salary of approximately $5 million.