David Muir Biography and ABC News
David Muir is an American journalist and the anchor of ABC World News Tonight and co-anchor of the ABC News magazine 20/20, part of the news department of the ABC broadcast television network, based in New York City.
Muir joined ABC News as the anchor of the overnight news program World News Now in August 2003. Muir also became the anchor of ABC News’ early morning newscast World News This Morning. Starting in June the year 2007, Muir was the anchor of World News Saturday. In 2006, and occasionally thereafter, Muir co-anchored the newsmagazine Primetime.
In February 2012, he became an anchor for the weekend newscasts, and the broadcast was named World News with David Muir. He has been silently credited with a rise in the ratings of the weekend evening broadcasts. In March the year 2013, Muir was promoted to co-anchor ABC’s 20/20 with Elizabeth Vargas.
In January the year 2013, Muir reported from inside Iran, leading up to the nuclear talks. He was the first Western journalist to report from Mogadishu, Somalia on the famine. Muir along with his team came under fire while reporting from Mogadishu. In 2013, Muir received the Edward R. Murrow Award for his reporting.
On June 27, in the year 2014, ABC News announced that Muir would succeed Diane Sawyer as the anchor and managing editor of ABC World News. Muir made his debut broadcast on September 1, the year 2014.
In April the year 2015, “World News Tonight with David Muir” became the country’s most-watched evening newscast, outpacing NBC Nightly News for the first time since September 7, 2009. In March the year 2016, Muir released a year-long report on the heroin crisis in America, winning a CINE Golden Eagle Award for his reporting.
David Muir Age and Birthday
David Muir is 49 years old as of 2022, he was born on 8 November 1973, in Syracuse, New York, United States of America.
David Muir Height and Weight
David stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) tall and he has a weight of 76 kgs (167.2 lbs).
David Muir Parents and Family
David was born to a Roman Catholic family in Syracuse, New York, his parents are Ronald Muir (Father) and Pat Mills (Mother), Muir grew up in Onondaga Hill, and is fluent in Spanish. Muir has one older sibling along with two younger step-siblings, six nieces, and three nephews. As a child, Muir watched ABC News’ flagship program each night with his family and credits longtime anchor Peter Jennings as his biggest journalistic influence.
Muir graduated from Onondaga Central Junior-Senior High School in May 1991 and attended local Ithaca College, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism in May 1995. While in college, he was inspired by a professor who told him he had “the cut of a TV Newsman.”
Muir spent a semester at the Institute on Political Journalism at the Fund for American Studies at Georgetown University and another semester abroad at the University of Salamanca in Spain with the Institute for the International Education of Students.
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 Sister
Muir has an older sister named Rebecca Muir and two younger step-siblings, as well as six nieces and three nephews. Rebecca was born in Syracuse, New York the United States. She was also brought up in a Roman Catholic setting like her brother David. Despite her having Abc News’s David Muir as his brother she also recognizes the step-siblings, her six nieces, and the three nephews as family.
Rebecca is the eldest of David Muir from Abc news and has a farm in Borodino, N.Y. She has been working on for more than 10 years she grows heirloom tomatoes, (also called heritage tomato in the UK). It is an open-pollinated heirloom cultivator of tomato. Due to the economy, few people have visited her farm to buy vegetables so she began a delivery service.
David Muir Wife and Children
Muir is currently a single man. There is no solid information to prove if he has ever been in a relationship or dating. Muir keeps his life private and away from the public eye. However, it has been speculated and rumored that Muir is gay. Details about Muir’s children are not available. It is not known whether he is married, dating, or has any children. However, this information will be updated as soon as it is available.
David Muir Gay
Is David Muir gay? No one has proved whether David Muir is really gay or whether he hangs out with his colleague. David has been rumored to be 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 Didario. Besides gay speculation, nobody can confirm if Muir has ever been married.
David Muir Salary
The Abc evening news presenter David earns an annual salary of $5 million.
David Muir Net Worth
David is believed to have an estimated Net Worth of $20 million dollars as of 2023.
David Muir Home and House
David purchased a home on Skaneateles Lake, according to records filed with the Onondaga County Clerk’s office in October 2019. A deed filed Oct. 9 shows a $7 million purchase price for 3406 West Lake Road, in Skaneateles.
The house is a 4,300-square foot, one-family house on about 6 acres on Skaneateles Lake. The house has six bedrooms, two kitchens, three bathrooms, and one fireplace. It was built in 1890, records show. It is assessed at a full market value of about $2.5 million, records show.