David Muir is the face of ABC World News Tonight. He is an American journalist, and he is the anchor of ABC World News Tonight and the co-anchor of ABC News Magazine 20/20. He is a member of the news department of the New York-based broadcast-television network, ABC Network. He stands 1.8 meters tall in height and is currently 47 years of age. He is on Instagram as davidmuirabc with 479k followers and 706 followings.
Early Life and Career
David Muir’s full name is David Jason Muir. He was born on the 8th of November in 1973, in Syracuse, New York, United States. He was born to his mother Pat Mills and father Ronald Muir, into a Roman Catholic family. He grew up in a large family – one that consisted of an older sibling named Rebecca Muir, two younger step-siblings, along with six nieces and three nephews. He was brought up in Onondaga Hill.
His interest in the field of journalism was sparked because of his regular viewership of ABC News’ flagship program hosted by Peter Jennings. During his high school, he interned at WTVH-TV at Syracuse, New York. He worked there from 1994 to 2000. Muir was greatly honored by the Radio-Television News Directors Association for reports from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Israel, and the Gaza Strip after the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995. The Associated Press awarded him with Best Enterprise Reporting and Best Television Interview. Muir was also voted Best Local News Anchor of Syracuse. After WTVH-TV, Muir worked at WCVB television based in Boston as an anchor and reporter from 2002 to 2003. Muir first joined the ABC network in 2003, as the nighttime anchor of ABC World News Now. In 2021, weekend newscasts were named World News With David Muir after he was appointed as the anchor for weekend newscasts. In 2013, he was made co-anchor alongside Elizabeth Vargas for ABC’s 20/20. Although there are no official statistics, Muir is considered responsible for raising viewer ratings on ABC’s weekend newscasts. He is fluent in English and Spanish, as is reflected in much of his work, from his interviews of the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico to his interview with the Pope.
Muir went to high school at Onondaga Central Junior-Senior High School and graduated from there in May of 1991. He then attended the local Ithaca College and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism in May 1995. He went back to Ithaca in May 2011 as the commencement speaker at their commencement ceremony, and in his speech, he urged the students to “use their voices”. While he was in college, Muir was inspired by a professor who told him he had “the cut of a TV Newsman.” He studied at the Institute on Political Journalism at the Fund for American Studies at Georgetown University for a semester, and he spent another semester abroad at the University of Salamanca in Spain with the Institute for the International Education of Students.
Muir receives an alleged annual salary of 5 million US dollars. Because of his gigantic payday, his net worth as of 2021 has accumulated to an estimated 20 million US dollars.
A woman named Kate Dries surfaced in 2015, claiming that she had been in a relationship with David Muir. Apart from that, there have been no other rumors about Muir’s love life. He has neither been reported to be married nor has he ever been engaged to anyone.
In March 2016, Muir released a year-long report on the heroin crisis in America, winning a CINE Golden Eagle Award for his reporting.
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