David Muir Biography
David Muir is an American Emmy Award-winning anchor and correspondent for ABC News based in New York. Muir is best known as the weekend anchor for the flagship ABC News broadcast “World News” and co-anchor of the ABC newsmagazine “20/20” with Amy Robach. David reports from the scene of major news events around the world.
Moreover, he’s also the co-anchor of the ABC News magazine 20/20 which is an element of the news department of the ABC broadcast television network, based in NY City. Before he served as the weekend anchor and principal substitute anchor on ABC’s World News with Diane Sawyer, subsequently succeeding her on Sept 1, 2014.
Muir in ABC News has won multiple Emmy and Edward R. Murrow awards for his national and international journalism. consistent with the Tyndall Report, his news reporting received more airtime in 2012 and 2013, making him one of the most visible journalists in America.
World News Tonight with David has become the most-watched newscast in America. In 2013, TV Week called him one among the “12 to watch in TV News” he was listed as one of People Magazine’s Sexiest Men Alive in 2014.
David Muir Age
He was born on November 8, 1973, in Syracuse, New York, United States. He is 49 years old.
David Muir Education
He enrolled for Onondaga Central Junior-Senior High School in May 1991 where he graduated. He also enrolled in one 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.
He also attended the Institute on Political Journalism at the Fund for American Studies at Georgetown University while still in college and studied at the University of Salamanca in Spain with the Institute for the International Education of Students.
David Muir Family
The TV anchor was born to Ronald Muir and Pat Mills on Nov 8, 1973, in Syracuse, NY to a Roman Catholic family, he grew up in Onondaga Hill and is fluent in Spanish. He has 1 elder sibling and 2 younger step-siblings, as well as 6 nieces and 3 nephews. When he was a child, he watched ABC News’ flagship program every night with his folks and credits longtime anchor Peter Jennings as his biggest journalistic influence.
David Muir Wife
Muir was in a romantic relationship with Gio Benitez, a journalist who is his colleague. It was rumored that Muir visiting gay bars with Benitez. Later his colleague Gio Benitez got married to his boyfriend Tommy Daddario. to date, there’s no clear information about David Muir being gay or he was just hanging out together with his colleague. apart from gay speculation nobody can confirm if Muir has ever been married.
David Muir Nationality
Muir’s nationality is American, born in Syracuse, New York, United States of America. David was raised in Onondaga Hill, hence he has knowledge of speaking Spanish. He was given birth to American parents. He holds a mixed ethnicity of Sicilian/Italian, English, Scottish, Irish and German.
David Muir ABC News
Muir became an anchor of ABC News overnight broadcast World News Now, in Aug 2003. Additionally, he became an anchor of ABC News’ early morning newscast World News This Morning. Muir was the anchor of World News Saturday from June 2007, and occasionally thereafter, Muir co-anchored the news magazine Prime-time.
In Feb 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. He was promoted to co-anchor of ABC’s 20/20 with Elizabeth Vargas later in March 2013.
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 House
He bought a $7 million house on Skaneateles Lake. The property was sold from one limited liability company to another – Cinquee LLC to 3406 WLR, LLC. Muir signed a $3.5 million mortgage document as manager of 3406 WLR, LLC. The mortgage documents say it is a second home.
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. The house is next door to the most expensive mansion in Onondaga County. Lakelawn Mansion at 3384 West Lake Road sold in 2018 for $11 million.
David Muir Awards
David has won multiple 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.
He was honored by Temple Adath Yeshurun in his hometown of Syracuse with Citizen of the Year in 2017 and in the same year, he was named one of People’s Sexiest Newsmen.
“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.” As for his career, Muir told Central New York Magazine. In March 2016, he released a year-long report on the heroin crisis in America, winning a CINE Golden Eagle Award for his reporting.
David Muir Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $20 million which he has earned through his successful career as a journalist.
David Muir Salary
He earns a salary of $5 million per year.