David Muir Profile
David Jason Muir is an American award-winning journalist working for ABC News serving as an anchor. He has been working for ABC News since August 2003.
David Muir Education
Muir attended Onondaga Central High School where he graduated in May 1991. Later on, he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Ithaca College in May 1995. Additionally, he spent almost a whole semester at Georgetown University at the Fund for American Studies at the Institute on Political Journalism. He also spent another semester in Spain at the University of Salamanca with the Institute for the International Education of Students.
David Muir Career
David Muir WTVH
Muir started working for WTVH in Syracuse, New York as an intern when he was still a high school student. He officially started working for the station in 1994 whereby he was serving as a reporter and anchor. While still at WTVH, he made a report in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Gaza, and Israel after the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995.
Due to this coverage, Muir was awarded and honored by the Radio-Television News Directors Association. He was also honored by The Associated Press for Best Television Interview and Best Enterprise Reporting. He was also recognized by The Syracuse Press Club and was tagged the anchor of the ‘Best Local Newscast.’ In 2000, he announced that he would be leaving the station for WCVB.
David Muir WCVB
Muir started working for WCVB, Boston in 2000 and started off by serving as a reporter as well as an anchor. While at WCVB, he managed to win the regional Edward R. Murrow Award due to his investigative reporting. He was also awarded Associated Press honors as well as the National Headliner Award for tracing the path of the hijackers involved in the attacks that took part on September 11, 2001. Furthermore, he was also honored by The Associated Press for his unquestionable skills and talent in journalism. In 2003, Muir announced that he would be leaving the station for ABC News.
David Muir ABC News
Muir started working for ABC News in August 2003 whereby he started off by serving as the overnight news program World News Now anchor. In June 2007, he started his new role serving as the anchor of World News Saturday. He then changed roles in 2012 and started serving as the anchor for the World News with Muir a weekend News program. In 2013, he was given a raise to co-anchor ABC 20/20 with Elizabeth Vargas.
Quick Facts About David Muir
|Full Name||David Jason Muir|
|Age||48 years old|
|Net Worth||$20 Million|
Muir covered the humanitarian crisis that was taking place in New Orleans in 2005 and hence was not able to cover Hurricane Katrina. He also did a special report on the war between Israel and Hezbollah in 2006 which was from the Israel-Lebanon border. He also enclosed the Hamas coup in 2007, whereby he reported inside the Gaza Strip. In that same year in October, he went to Peru to enclose the most destructive earthquake to hit that country in more than two decades.
In 2009, he started reporting the 20/20 hour alongside Diane Sawyer and reported about guns in America getting ‘disturbing results.’ He also made a report on the increase in the number of street kids in America in May 2009. He went to Haiti to enclose the aftermath of the Hurricane in 2011 which was one of the most fatal hurricanes in the country’s history. That same year, he went to Tahrir Square and reported on the political revolution in Egypt.
In 2013, Muir went to Iran and shared a report leading up to the nuclear talk. Additionally, he was the first anchor/reporter from the west to report live from Mogadishu, Somalia. In June 2014, it was publicized by ABC News that he would be the anchor and managing editor of ABC World News. He also started serving as the lead anchor of breaking news and special event coverage for ABC News succeeding George Stephanopoulos in 2021.
David Muir Age
Muir was born on November 8, 1973, in Syracuse, New York, U.S. He is therefore 48 years old as of 2021.
David Muir Height
Muir stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches tall.
David Muir Family
Muir was born to Ronald Muir (father) and Pat Millis(mother). His parents divorced when he was still a young boy and his father would often visit him. He was raised in a Roman Catholic household and religion was highly honored in his family. He was raised alongside his older sibling and two younger step-siblings.
David Muir Wife
Information about Muir’s dating life is not known for he has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight. It is therefore not known if Muir is engaged to someone or whether he is married. It is also not known if he has any children.
Is David Muir Gay?
Rumors have been speculating that Muir is gay. This was after he was seen hanging out in gay bars with Gio Benitez who is gay. However, the speculations are still not known if were true or not. Gio Benitez is now married to his boyfriend Tommy Daddario.
David Muir Salary
Being one of the top journalists for ABC News Muir earns an annual salary of $ 5 million.
David Muir’s Net Worth
Muir has an estimated net worth of $20 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a reporter/anchor.
David Muir Facial Cancer
Muir has never spoken about him having facial cancer hence it is still not known whether he had facial cancer or not. However, he has undergone rhinoplasty or nose surgery but it was not linked to facial cancer whatsoever.
David Muir Accident
Muir has not been involved in an accident and has not shared any information stating so.
David Muir ABC News
Muir is currently working at ABC News where he works alongside other famous ABC News anchors and reporters including;
- Whit Johnson
- Amy Robach
- Mona Kosar Abdi
- Robin Roberts (newscaster)
- George Stephanopoulos
- Lara Spencer
- Ginger Zee
- Rob Marciano
- Andrew Dymburt
- Linsey Davis
- T. J. Holmes