David Muir - Biography

Last Modified: Jul 18, 2020

David Muir
Profession: Reporter, Journalist, Anchor
Best Known For: World News Tonight with David Muir, 20/20
Salary: $5 million
Net Worth: $20 million

Personal Details

Born on : November 8, 1973 (age 48)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
David Jason Muir
Birth Place: Syracuse, New York, USA
Horoscope: Scorpio
Father's Name: Ronald Muir
Mother's Name: Pat Mills
Siblings: 3

Rebecca Muir (sister)

High School: Onondaga Central Junior-Senior High School
University: Ithaca College, Georgetown University, University of Salamanca
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Italian, English, Scottish, Irish, German)
Nationality: American

Relationships

Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: 1.80 meter (5 feet 11 inch)
Weight: 76 kg (167.55 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is David Muir?

David Muir is an American journalist and anchor. He currently is the co-anchor on ABC News magazine 20/20 and the anchor and managing editor of ABC World News Tonight.

David Muir: Age, Parents, Siblings

David Muir’s birth took place on November 8, 1973, in Syracuse, New York, USA. He was born as David Jason Muir to parents Ronald Muir and Pat Mills. He was raised along with 3 siblings, one older and two younger. One of his siblings (sister) is Rebecca Muir.

Source: Instagram (young David Muir)


Education, Ethnicity

For studies, David Muir attended the Onondaga Central Junior-Senior High School and graduated from the same in May 1991. He went on to study at the Park School of Communications at Ithaca College. From there too, he graduated magna cum laude in May 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism.

For higher education, Muir also enrolled at Institute on Political Journalism at the Fund for American Studies at Georgetown University and University of Salamanca’s Institute for the International Education of Students.

His ethnicity includes Sicilian/Italian, English, Scottish, Irish, German.

David Muir: Wife, Marriage, Children

David Muir is an unmarried man, although he was listed as one of People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive in 2014. In fact, there have been no known romantic linkups with women, resulting in speculation that he might be gay. In May 2018 he had tweeted that his partner works every night in TV studio Grrrl studio.

However, Muir has not addressed these rumors. He may not have a wife and children at the moment but he loves to spend time with family, especially his six nieces and three nephews.

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David Muir: Career

Early Days

Muir wanted to become a journalist since he was a 10-year-old boy. He even skipped playing with friends to watch the 6 p.m. show and credits anchor Peter Jennings as his biggest influence to take up journalism.

David Muir started working at the WTVH television from 1994 to 2000 as an anchor as well as a reporter. From 2000 to 2003, he worked for WCVB television, Boston as an anchor and reporter.

Career progresses

David Muir joined ABC News in August 2003. He worked as an anchor of World News Now. Soon he was the anchor of World News This Morning (America This Morning) followed by anchoring World News Saturday from June 2007.

Source: ABC13 Houston (David Muir)

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Since then he has anchored for ABC's 20/20 and ABC's The View as a guest co-host. In 2014, Muir succeeded Diane Sawyer as the anchor and managing editor of ABC World News. It was reported in April 2015 that World News Tonight with David Muir became the country's most-watched evening newscast

Throughout his career, he has reported critical news from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Israel, Gaza Strip, Peru, Ukraine, Haiti, Egypt, Fukushima, Iran. In November 2012, David Muir served as one of ABC’s lead correspondents for the U.S. Presidential election.

Worked with

Muir has worked with Elizabeth Vargas, Diane Sawyer, Amy Robach, to name a few

David Muir: Awards, Nominations

Muir has won two Edward R. Murrow Awards, 2016’s CINE Golden Eagle Award, and several Emmy Awards.

Source: The Spokesman-Review (David Muir)

David Muir: Net Worth, Salary

The net worth and annual salary of Muir is estimated to be around $20 million and $5 million respectively.

David Muir: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, David Muir is followed by around a million followers and counting.

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