David Muir Biography
David Muir was born on 8 November 1973. He is an American journalist and the anchor of ABC World News Tonight.
He is also the co-anchor of the ABC News magazine 20/20 which is part of the news department of the ABC broadcast-television network, based in New York City.
He earlier served as the weekend anchor and principal substitute anchor on ABC’s World News with Diane Sawyer, subsequently succeeding her on September 1, 2014.
Muir in ABC News, he has won multiple Emmy and Edward R. Murrow awards for his national and international journalism.
According to the Tyndall Report, his news reporting received the most airtime in 2012 and 2013, making him one of the most visible journalists in America.
World News Tonight with David Muir has become the most watched newscast in America. In 2013, TV Week called him one of the “12 to Watch in TV News” he was listed as one of People Magazine’s Sexiest Men Alive in 2014.
David Muir Age
David was born on November 8, 1973 in Syracuse, New York. He is 44 years old as of year 2018.
David Muir Family | Parents | Mother | Pat Mills
Muir was born to parents Ronald Muir and Pat Mills on November 8, 1973 in Syracuse, New York to a Roman Catholic family , he was brought up in Onondaga Hill, and is fluent in Spanish.
He has one older sibling and two younger step siblings, as well as six nieces and three nephews. When he was a child, he watched ABC News’ flagship program each night with his family, and credits longtime anchor Peter Jennings as his biggest journalistic influence.
David Muir Wife | Marriage | Boyfriend | Gay | Girlfriend
According to rumors David Muir is in a romantic relationship with Gio Benitez, a journalist who is his colleague. Some sources says that these rumors circulated with tales about Muir visiting gay bars with Benitez.
Later his colleague Gio Benitez got married to his boyfriend Tommy Didario. So far there are no clear information about David Muir being a gay or he was just hanging out with his colleague. Apart from gay speculation nobody can confirm if Muir has ever been married.
David Muir Height
Muir has a height of 1.8 m.
David Muir Education
Muir graduated from Onondaga Central Junior-Senior High School in May 1991 and enrolled to the 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.
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When he was still in college, he also attended the Institute on Political Journalism at the Fund for American Studies at Georgetown University and studied at the University of Salamanca in Spain with the Institute for the International Education of Students.
World News With David Muir|ABC
Muir became an anchor of ABC News overnight news program World News Now, in August 2003. Muir also became anchor of ABC News’ early morning newscast World News This Morning (America This Morning).
From June 2007, Muir was the anchor of World News Saturday. In year 2006, and occasionally thereafter, Muir co-anchored the news-magazine Prime-time.
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In February 2012, he became 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. Later in March 2013, he was promoted to co-anchor ABC’s 20/20 with Elizabeth Vargas.
David Muir WTVH Television
Muir worked as an anchor and a reporter at WTVH-TV in Syracuse, New York From 1995 to 2000. His reports from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Israel, and the Gaza Strip following the 1995 assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin awarded him top honors from the Radio-Television News Directors Association.
The Associated Press also honored Muir for Best Enterprise Reporting and Best Television Interview. The Syracuse Press Club recognized Muir as anchor of the “Best Local Newscast”, and he was voted one of the “Best Local News Anchors” in Syracuse.
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. His was recognized by the Associated Press due to his news-anchoring and reporting
David Muir Net Worth | Salary
David Muir an American journalist and anchor has a Net worth of $7 million dollars
David Muir Awards
David has won many 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.
In 2017 he was honored by Temple Adath Yeshurun in his hometown of Syracuse with Citizen of the Year and in the same year, he was named one of People’s Sexiest Newsmen.
As for his career, Muir told Central New York Magazine: “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.” In March 2016, he released a year-long report on the heroin crisis in America, winning a CINE Golden Eagle Award for his reporting.
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David Muir Nationality|Ethnicity
Muir is an American , born in Syracuse, New York, United States of America. David was raised in Onondaga Hill, hence he knows how to speak Spanish. He was born to American parents. He holds a mixed ethnicity of Sicilian/Italian, English, Scottish, Irish and German.
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David Muir’s ‘World News Tonight’ Receives Best Ratings In A Generation
Updated on: 12 October 2018.
ABC World News Tonight anchor David Muir has returned his show to its place as the nation’s most watched TV news broadcast with an emphasis on breaking news and an emotional connection with viewers.
Ailsa Chang, Host:
Four years ago, ABC News named David Muir as anchor of “World News Tonight.” Since then, Muir has made the broadcast very much his own. As NPR’s David Folkenflik reports, the newscast has just gotten its best ratings in a generation.
David Folkenflik: Byline: At just 44 years old, David Muir is actually the longest serving anchor among the big three network newscasts. And the man does like to go out in the field.
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David Muir: The nuclear plant shutting down tonight right in the path of the hurricane – we’re live up and down the coast.
Folkenflik: He conducted a virtual town hall with the pope from the Vatican in Spanish. He interviewed President Obama in Cuba and landed President Trump’s first TV news interview in office. This spring, Muir reported on Syrian refugees from Lebanon.
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David Muir: So you’re trying to save at least part of their childhood?
Unidentified Person: Exactly, yeah.
David Muir: Do you fear though that this is sort of the lost generation?
Folkenflik: As a boy 30 years ago in Syracuse, N.Y., David Muir had his own dreams.
David Muir: I wanted to see the world. And I don’t think as a 12 or 13 year old you really recognize what you mean by that.
Folkenflik: He wrote to a local TV station. An anchor wrote back.
David Muir: He said something like, you know, competition in television news is keen. There’s always room for the right person. It could be you. That meant the world to me.
Folkenflik: Muir says he was lugging around camera tripods for reporters by 13 and that staffers made pencil notches on a wall in the newsroom to mark his growth. Stints in local TV led to a job at ABC as an anchor and traveling reporter. In 2014, Muir ascended to the lofty perch once held by Peter Jennings. By then, the anchor position had started to lose some of its stature. The monopoly the big TV networks had eroded. Muir says he’s trying to ensure that his newscast maintains its relevance.
David Muir: People are inundated all day long from the moment they get up in the morning when they check their iPhone or their smartphone, and they have headlines on it already. And they get tweets tweeted at them all day long. I do think people are hungry for someone to break through the noise. And I think it’s made the 6:30 newscast actually more valuable.
Folkenflik: Muir also enjoys guest hosting on lighter ABC programs, such as “Good Morning America” and “Live With Kelly And Ryan.” Former ABC News correspondent Judy Muller says this when asked about Muir.
Judy Muller: Extremely attractive – the camera loves him, clearly a good presence on television.
Folkenflik: Statistics from the TV news analyst Andrew Tyndall suggest Muir’s successes relied not on soft news but on a local news formula – with a focus on crime, natural disasters and other video-friendly stories. Muller takes exception to Muir’s approach.
Muller: The network news shows, especially ABC, have shortened all their reports. It’s a verb-free zone – people fleeing, rivers flooding, factions fighting. There are no verbs. It’s all gerunds to give the sense of breathlessness. And it’s all very exciting and all very rushed and all done on the cheap.
Folkenflik: Muir says he pushes for some stories to run short, so he can devote more time to more complex pieces. Traditionalists like Muller say they chafe at the way Mure personalizes the news. In this piece, Muir sings a lullaby with a Syrian child refugee named Hoda.
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David Muir: Is this your bed?
Hoda, climbing up under her bed with this song.
Hoda: (Singing in foreign language, laughter).
Folkenflik: Muir says it’s a gift to be able to present stories on “World News Tonight.” And he says people respond.
David Muir: I go through my email on the subway. And if I look up, I generally will have someone just waiting to catch my glance. And they’ll smile. And I recognize that they know who I am from the news or whatever.
Folkenflik: Muir enjoys his celebrity and also mocks it.
David Muir: But there was a gentleman sitting next to me. And I look up, and he said, are you – and I said yeah. And he said, well, what happened today? And I found myself doing the news all over again on the subway. So, you know, I’ll do the news anywhere. I have been since I was, you know, 13 years old. So that’s not going to change.
Folkenflik: David Folkenflik, NPR News, New York.
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