Who is David Muir?
David Jason Muir is a famous celebrity who has actively worked in this show business from 1995 to date. He has established his name as a journalist and is also the anchor and managing director of ABC World News Tonight. David also works as the co-presenter of the ABC News magazine 20/20. Furthermore, he has proved to be a prominent journalist winning an Emmy Award. David has worked as a journalist for more than a decade and has covered virtually every major story happening in the world. Presently, he is the anchor of “ABC World News Tonight.” Moreover, he is the most-watched news anchor, according to Nielsen Media Research.
|Celebrated Name||David Muir|
|Birth Date||November 8, 1973|
|Birth Place||Syracuse, New York, US|
|Full Name||David Jason Muir|
|Parents||Father: Ronald Muir
Mother: Pat Mills
|Height||5 feet 10 inches (1.8 m/180 cm)|
|Weight||74 kg (163lbs)|
|Net Worth 2021||$20 million|
In Syracuse, New York, US, David Muir was born on November 8, 1973. He was taken to his father Ronald Muir, and his mother Pat Mills, the second child. However, later his parents divorced, and he has two younger step-siblings. Likewise, he has six nieces and three nephews, and a sister Rebecca Muir. He was raised up in Onondaga Hill.
Nationality and Physical Statistics
Muir holds an American nationality, and as per ethnicity, he belongs to White. Additionally, he is a devoted Christian. He has the star sign of Scorpio. With a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.8m/180cm) and weighs about 74 kg (163lbs), he has maintained his body fit and healthy. Also, his grey-black hair, and black eyes, make him look even more attractive.
David attended Onondaga Central Junior-Senior High School. During his school days, his interest was to be a television journalist. Moreover, he read the school announcements each morning like a newscast. He also worked at Wegmans Fairmountas, bagging groceries. Also, he worked as an intern at Channel 5.
Later, David attended Park School of Communications at Ithaca College. He graduated in May 1995 with a BA degree in Journalism. Also, Muir enrolled in the Institute on Political Journalism at Georgetown University. Moreover, he spent a semester studying at the University of Salamanca in Spain.
David is also active on social media and has personal Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook accounts. His Instagram account @davidmuirabc has 472 followers as of January 2021. Furthermore, his Twitter account @DavidMuir has 796.2 k followers. Likewise, his Facebook account has 325.58 thousand followers.
Professional Career of David Muir
In 1995, he worked as an anchor and a reporter joining WTVH-TV. Eventually, the Radio-Television News Directors Association and the Associated Press honored him as one of the Best Local News Anchors in Syracuse. Meanwhile, in 2000, he worked on the WCVB television in Boston. Moreover, he received the regional “National Headliner Award” and “Edward R. Murrow.” David worked as the anchor of ABC News, now known as the “America This Morning.”
David Muir has worked as the co-anchor of the “Primetime,” the newsmagazine show, since 2006. In the following year, he started anchoring the exhibition “World News Saturday.” Besides, David reported on Israel’s war in October 2016. Likewise, he covered the worst earthquake to hit the country in October 2017 and Ukraine’s report in September 2008.
Similarly, his other reports are; BP oil spill in April 2010, deadly tsunami in March 2011. The nuclear power plant accident in Japan, the political revolution in Egypt, and the famine in Mogadishu. His other reports involve the scene of President Obama’s visit after the school shooting in Newtown.
Furthermore, David is named the sole anchor of “World News with David Muir” in February 2012. Also, for the 2012 US Presidential election, he worked as ABC’s lead correspondents. David’s other shows include “The View,” “20/20”. Moreover, David was the first person to interview President Donald Trump after his inauguration.
ABC World News Tonight
It was declared on June 27, 2014, that Muir would be the anchor and managing editor of ABC’s World News Tonight. Then, on September 1, he made his appearance for the show the first time. Meanwhile, in April 2015, the show, “World News Tonight with David Muir,” became the top evening newscast. Currently, it has made the record of having an average of about 11 million viewers each night.
David Muir has received honorable awards numerous times. He has gained several Emmy Awards and Edward R. Murrow awards, and Society of Professional Journalist honors. Likewise, Muir has also given commencement speeches at Northeastern University and Wisconsin-Madison University in 2015 and 2018. Also, in 2015, during the ceremony, he received an honorary Doctor of Media degree.
Furthermore, David gained an honor as the Citizen of the Year in his hometown of Syracuse in 2017. Also, in the same year, he became the People’s Sexiest Newsman.
Regarding his personal life, David is not married. Besides, it is rumored David to be gay as he frequently visits a gay club along with his friend Gio Benitez. Geo is also a journalist. However, later Geo married his boyfriend, Tommy Daddario. David has not openly revealed his sexual orientation. Besides, it is unknown either he is married or linked up with any girls.
Net Worth of David Muir
David Muir has earned massive popularity from his professional career. Likewise, along with making a name and fame, he has been able to earn a decent amount of money. He receives an average salary of $5 million per year. Besides, David purchased a house in Skaneateles Lake, worth $7 million. The house is 4300 sq feet on around 6 acres. Lastly, his estimated net worth as of 2021 is $20 million.