One of the most admired on-screen personality in the United States, David Muir is a successful American journalist, anchor, and news reporter. He is currently working as an anchor for ABC World News Tonight and co-anchor of the ABC News magazine 20/20. He also has won multiple prestigious awards.
Early Life and Education
David Jason Muir was born on November 8, 1973, in Syracuse, New York, United States, David Muir was born to Jewish parents, Ronald Muir and Pat Mills. He has an older sibling and two younger step-siblings.
Growing up in Onondaga Hill, Muir attended the Park School of Communications at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism in May 1995. Muir belongs to American nationality and ethnicity/race wise; he is of mixed ethnical background.
After accomplishing his graduation, David Muir began his journalism career in 1995 as an anchor and a reporter at WTVH television in Syracuse, New York, where he worked for five years. He then joined the WCVB television in 2000 and started working as an anchor and a reporter for three years.
At the time, Muir also won Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting. After having more experience in the field of journalism, he began working with ABC News as an anchor in the overnight news program, World News Now in August 2003.
Muir was inside the New Orleans Superdome during Hurricane Katrina hit. Apart from filing reports as an anchor from various corners in critical issues, his interview with an American businessman and the politician, Mitt Romney made the headline in November 2012.
After that, Muir also came into limelight on January 25, 2017, after he interviewed President, Donald Trump in White House. During the interview, Muir questioned Trump on issues about immigration-specially about his further plans to build a wall on the United States/Mexico border.
David Muir is 43 and doesn’t seem of the age at all and Muir is not married yet. Muir is rumored to be gay many times. These rumors are around for a long time now. However, Muir has not confirmed the story to be true till the date.
Besides, Muir was once rumored to be dating Gio Benitz, who is also a journalist and works for ABC. Nonetheless, Unlike Muir, Benitz is openly gay who later married to his homosexual partner Tommy DiDario. Moreover, Muir has not officially dated anyone and neither he has wife and children.
Net Worth and Body Measurement
David Muir is one of the prominent faces in news and broadcast industry who has earned a huge amount of net worth from his journalism career.
As an anchor of ABC World News Tonight, Muir receives around $5 million as an annual salary. He is 5 feet 9 inches tall.