David Muir Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, ABC News, Wife, Net Worth, and Twitter

David Muir is an American anchor working for ABC World News as a News Anchor. He joined the ABC team in August 2003, after Serving at WCVB

David Muir Biography

David Muir is an American anchor working for ABC World News as a News Anchor. He joined the ABC News team in August 2003, after previously working for WCVB as an anchor and reporter.

David Muir Career

Muir worked as an anchor and reporter at Syracuse, New York’s WTVH-TV from 1994 to 2000. He received the highest accolades from the Radio-Television News Directors Association for his reporting from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Israel, and the Gaza Strip after Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated in 1995. Muir received awards from the Associated Press for Best Television Interview and Best Enterprise Reporting. He worked as an anchor and reporter for Boston’s WCVB television from 2000 to 2003. For his work tracking down the hijackers responsible for the September 11, 2001 attacks, he was recognized with the National Headliner Award, the regional Edward R. Murrow Award, and other honors from the Associated Press. His reporting and news anchoring were acknowledged by the Associated Press as well.

Muir began working for ABC News in August 2003, initially as the anchor of the World News Now overnight newscast. Additionally, he was appointed host of World News This Morning (America This Morning), an early morning show on ABC News. Muir became the anchor of World News Saturday in June 2007. He co-anchored Primetime, a news magazine, in 2006 and appeared on the show occasionally after that. World News with David Muir was the name of the weekend newscast that Muir began anchoring in February 2012. A boost in the Saturday evening programs’ ratings has been tacitly attributed to Muir. Muir was elevated to co-anchor ABC’s 20/20 alongside Elizabeth Vargas in March 2013.

Muir reported from Ukraine in September 2008, over twenty years after the nuclear tragedy at Chornobyl. According to the New York Daily News, David Muir and Diane Sawyer’s 20/20 hour in April 2009 had “disturbing results” about weapons in America. The number of homeless children in America has significantly increased, according to Muir’s report on 20/20 in May 2009. In order to look into the BP oil spill, Muir traveled to the Gulf of Mexico several times. Following the hurricane in Haiti in April 2011, Muir returned to report on attacks against women.

Following the catastrophic earthquake that wrecked the nation’s infrastructure and essential services and left tens of thousands of children orphaned, David visited Haiti in January 2010. The 7.0-magnitude earthquake claimed the lives of almost 220,000 people and injured countless more. Since the disaster, he has made several trips back to Haiti, where he has learned about the assaults on women and the growing mental health problem in Port-au-Prince.

In June 2011, Muir reported from Fukushima, Japan in the wake of the fatal tsunami and nuclear power plant accident, as well as from Tahrir Square during Egypt’s political revolution. Muir authored “Inside Somalia’s Crippling Famine” for the Daily Beast, detailing his reporting from Mogadishu, Somalia, and his return. In addition, Muir covered the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy for several hours as it happened. Later, when President Obama paid a visit to the town, he provided updates on the scene. Additionally, Muir reported from Joplin, Missouri following a devastating tornado, from Aurora, Colorado movie theater mass shootings, and from Tucson, Arizona following Congresswoman Gabby Giffords’ shooting, which resulted in the deaths of six other people.

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Muir was one of ABC’s chief journalists for the 2012 U.S. Presidential election in November of that year. The Republican nominee Mitt Romney and Muir’s interviews made national news about immigration and economic policy in the US. A recurring element on Muir’s show is his Made in America series, which is nominated for an Emmy and focuses on the US economy. Muir has introduced the series to other TV shows, such as The View on ABC, where he has appeared as a guest co-host. Muir reported from inside Iran in January 2013, just before the nuclear talks.[18] Muir was the first journalist from the West to cover the famine in Mogadishu, Somalia. Muir faced criticism while reporting from Mogadishu along with his team. For his reporting in 2013, he was given the Edward R. Murrow Award.

ABC News declared on June 27, 2014, that Muir would take over for Diane Sawyer as managing editor and host of ABC World News. September 1, 2014, marked Muir’s first broadcast appearance. For the first time since September 7, 2009, “World News Tonight with David Muir” surpassed NBC Nightly News to take the top spot in the nation’s primetime newscast rankings in April 2015. After releasing a year-long study on the heroin pandemic in America in March 2016, Muir was recognized with a CINE Golden Eagle Award for his reporting. The position of lead anchor for ABC News’ breaking news and special event coverage was taken over by Muir in 2021; GMA anchor George Stephanopoulos held it from 2014 to 2020.

David Muir Education

Following his May 1991 graduation from Onondaga Central Junior-Senior High School, he enrolled at nearby Ithaca College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism with honors in May 1995. He worked as an intern at Syracuse’s WTVH-TV while in high school. A lecturer Muir had while in college gave him inspiration, telling him he had “the cut of a TV newsman.” He studied abroad for another semester with the Institute for the International Education of Students at the University of Salamanca in Spain, after spending a semester at Georgetown University’s Institute on Political Journalism at the Fund for American Studies.

David Muir Salary

Muir earns an annual salary of about $5 million -$7 million.

David Muir Net Worth

Muir has an estimated net worth of about $10 Million – $20 Million which he has earned through his career as a news anchor.

David Muir Age

Muir was born on November 8, 1973, in Syracuse, New York, United States. He is 50 years old as of 2023, and he celebrates his birthday on the 8th of November every year.

David Muir Height and Weight

Muir stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches tall (1.80m) and weighs 167 lbs (76 kgs).

David Muir Family

Muir was born in Syracuse, New York, and raised in Onondaga Hill, into a Catholic family. Muir has six nieces and three nephews in addition to one older sibling and two younger step-siblings. He grew up watching ABC News’ main program every night with his family, and he attributes his greatest journalistic influence to longtime anchor Peter Jennings.

David Muir Wife and Children

Muir is currently single and is highly discreet about his personal life, including the identities of the people he dates. However, this information will be updated when available.

David Muir Gay

It is still unknown what Muir’s sexual orientation is due to the fact that he has been linked to relationships with both male and female lovers in the past.

David Muir Sudan

In order to report on yet another front line of the climate disaster, Muir and his team headed to South Sudan, where the United Nations reports that over a million people are currently experiencing extreme food insecurity as a result of the worst floods since the 1960s. They accompanied World Food Programme aid workers in their race against time to deliver food and other necessities to the hundreds of thousands of residents in the town of Bentiu who have been displaced due to both fighting and bad weather. Because of the water, a great number of people are stranded here and must rely on canoes or wade through the deep waves to find food, shelter, and medical supplies.

David Muir Wedding

Muir has not yet tied the knot and is not now involved in a romantic relationship, however, it is unknown whether or not he is even planning to date.

David Muir Nationality

Muir is an American nationality. Muir was born in Syracuse, New York, to a family of devout Catholics, and he spent his childhood on Onondaga Hill.

Social Media Platform

Muir is very active on his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. He has 789.6k followers on Twitter 597k followers on Instagram, and 332k  followers on Facebook.


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