Who is David Muir?
David Muir is an American journalist known for being the anchor of ABC World News Tonight and co-anchor of the ABC News magazine 20/20. He was previously the weekend anchor and primary substitute anchor on ABC’s World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer.
David Muir Age and Height
Muir is 48 years old as of 2021. He was born on November 8, 1973, in Syracuse, New York.
Family, Parents, Education
Muir was born and raised by his parents Pat Mills and Ronald Muir. Born to a Roman Catholic family, he was raised in Onondaga Hill and is fluent in both English and Spanish. He has one older sibling and two younger step-siblings, as well as six nieces and three nephews.
Muir studied at Onondaga Central Junior-Senior High School and later joined Ithaca College, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism in May 1995.
David Muir Sister
David has an elder sister called Rebecca Muir. She has a farm in Borodino, N.Y where she’s been growing heirloom tomatoes for more than 10 years.
David Muir Gay
Muir is very private when it comes to his personal life. He has never revealed any information about dating anyone which makes people suspect that he is gay.
Back in 2015, he was rumored to be dating fellow journalist Gio Benitez until Gio announced his engagement to his boyfriend Tommy DiDario.
Is David Muir Married?
Muir is possibly single and maybe married to his work. He has never shared any information about him being in a relationship. Coming from a large family, his social media is filled with photos of him and his many nieces and nephews whom he calls his squad. He lives with his dog called Axel.
David Muir Salary 2022 at ABC News
Muir earns an annual salary of $3.6 million as a news anchor of ABC World News Tonight and co-anchor of ABC News magazine 20/20.
David Muir ABC News
Muir joined ABC News in August 2003 working as an anchor of the overnight news program World News Now. He was also the anchor of ABC News’ early morning newscast World News This Morning (America This Morning) and later anchored World News Saturday from June 2007.
Muir co-anchored the news magazine Primetime in 2006 and on occasion thereafter. He took over as weekend news anchor in February 2012, and the show was renamed World News with David Muir.
He has been silently credited with a rise in weekend evening broadcast ratings. Muir was promoted to co-anchor ABC’s 20/20 with Elizabeth Vargas in March 2013. Muir took over as ABC News’ lead anchor of breaking news and special event coverage in 2021, a position previously held by GMA anchor George Stephanopoulos from 2014 to 2020.
While working at ABC, Muir has reported on a number of cases such as the deteriorating conditions inside the Convention Center and Charity Hospital, the Israeli war with Hezbollah from the Israeli-Lebanon border in October 2006, the Hamas coup, Earthquake in Peru, the BP oil spill, and the political revolution in Egypt among other major stories.
David Muir Journalist
Muir worked as an anchor and reporter at WTVH-TV in Syracuse, New York, from 1994 to 2000. Following the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995, Muir’s reports from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Israel, and the Gaza Strip earned him top honors from the Radio-Television News Directors Association.
Muir received awards from the Associated Press for Best Enterprise Reporting and Best Television Interview. He was named the “Best Local Newscast Anchor” by the Syracuse Press Club, and he was also named one of the “Best Local News Anchors” in Syracuse.
Muir worked as an anchor and reporter for WCVB television in Boston from 2000 to 2003, where he won the regional Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting.
He also won 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 news anchoring and reporting were also recognized by the Associated Press.
David Muir Net Worth 2023
Muir has an estimated net worth of $20 million as of 2023.