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David Muir Biography

David Muir is an American Emmy Award-winning anchor and correspondent for ABC News based in New York. He is best known as the weekend anchor for the flagship ABC News broadcast “World News” and co-anchor of the ABC News Magazine “20/20” with Amy Robach. David reports from the scene of major news events around the world.

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 in ABC News, 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” and he was listed as one of People Magazine’s Sexiest Men Alive in 2014.

David Muir Age

David was born on November 8, 1973, in  Syracuse, New York, United States. He is 50 years old as of the year 2023.

David Muir Height

Muir stands at a height of 1.8 meters tall.

David Muir Nationality and Ethnicity

Muir is an American, born in Syracuse, New York, United States of America. David was raised in Onondaga Hill, hence he knows how to speak Spanish.  He was born to American parents.  He holds a mixed ethnicity of Sicilian/Italian, English, Scottish, Irish, and German.

David Muir Family, Parents | David Muir Mother | David Muir Pat Mills

Muir was born to parents Ronald Muir, his father, and Pat Mills, his mother on November 8, 1973, 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.

David Muir Marriage, Wife, Boyfriend, Gay, and Girlfriend

According to rumors Muir was in a romantic relationship with Gio Benitez, a journalist who is his colleague. Some sources say that these rumors circulated with tales about Muir visiting gay bars with Benitez.

Later his colleague Gio Benitez got married to his boyfriend Tommy Daddario. So far there is no clear information about David Muir being gay or he was just hanging out with his colleague. Apart from gay speculation nobody can confirm if Muir has ever been married.

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David Muir Education

Muir graduated from Onondaga Central Junior-Senior High School in May 1991 and enrolled in 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.

David Muir WTVH Television

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 the anchor of the “Best Local Newscast”, and he was voted one of the “Best Local News Anchors” in Syracuse.

David Muir WCVB Television

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. He was recognized by the Associated Press due to his news anchoring and reporting.

David Muir Salary and Net Worth

Muir is an American journalist and anchor who has an estimated net worth of $7 million dollars.  His annual salary is $5 million.

David Muir Awards

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.

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