David Muir is not some Hollywood star but ABC News journalist from America who likes describing him as Emmy-award winning journalist. He is not less than any celebrity today.
While he is the managing editor and anchor of “ABC World News Tonight with David Muir,” he also co-anchors others shows like ABC’s 20/20. In his career of 10 years of reporting journalism, he made some robust reporting from some hot spots throughout America which makes him one of the most prolific journalists in the industry as he covered almost all major news around the globe.
David Muir reported the news events from Haiti to South Africa, Eastern Europe, South America, Middle East, China, Japan, Egypt, Kenya, Somalia to Fukushima, Gaza, Mogadishu, Tahrir Square and Tehran.
In journalism, his resume would be incomplete if we do not mention him conducting various interviews with presidential candidates during the U.S 2016 election campaigns, moderated the Republican and Democratic Presidential Primary debates. It is believed that Muir also inspired the act of apology from Hillary Clinton in the matter of using her private email-server.
Even if we do not pay attention to the above inspirational act with Hillary Clinton, David Muir received many credits from ABC for conducting many exclusive interviews that landed in global headlines. Among them, is the instance when Muir was the first who did an interview with Donald Trump when he was inaugurated. Moreover, during the unlocking of San Bernardino killer’s iPhone conflict between Apple Inc and FBI, Muir was the one who took an interview with Tim Cook.
He was honored when he secured an exclusive interview with Pope Francis in Vatical in his headquartered Roman Catholic Church. Even Muir was praised for securing an interview with Barack Obama back in days when he was a U.S President during his much-acknowledged trip to Cuba.
In the year 2003 of August David Muir joined the ABC. He immediately enlisted as an anchor to run the overnight news program of ABC called “World News Now.” He was so good in his job that he became a lead correspondent on the channel.
He did not just bag the Emmy Award in journalism also won the Edward R. Murrow award for his insightful reporting. Recently, he also won 60th CINE Golden Eagle Award for his story on heroin widespread in 20/20 coverage. He is also acknowledged with Associated Press honors and won the National Headliner Award.
Biography of David Muir
In the year 1973 (November 8th), David Muir was born as David Jason Muir.
From varied unnamed sources, it is confirmed that David’s background is rooted in Roman Catholic family. His parents are Pat Mills (mother) and Ronald Muir (father), and he has an elder sister Rebecca. It is also believed that David has three nephews and six nieces.
He was brought up in Onondaga Hill. However, he was born in Syracuse, New York.
He studied at Ithaca College in New York (Park School of Communication) after graduating from Onondaga Central Junior-High school. At Ithaca College, he obtained Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and got his degree with distinction. He also studied in University of Salamanca, Spain and attended Political Journalism at Georgetown University. Besides English, he is also fluent in the Spanish language.
In Boston, David Muir was associated with WCVB-TV as a correspondent and an award-winning anchor before joining the ABC News channel in the year 2003. Before that, he also worked for five years in his hometown Syracuse as a reporter and anchor at WTVH-TV.
David Muir Married, Gay, Girlfriend or Wife
There are no confirmed sources about David Muir’s love life or personal life anywhere. However, it is speculated based on the rumors that he is in a relationship with one of his colleague and journalist, Gio Benitez. The stories about two datings each other circulated soon after they are reportedly seen together visiting gay bars often. However, there is no confirmation of their relationship status so far. Neither publicly nor anywhere in any social media channel, Muir declared his romantic interest with anyone in his life. However, with these rumors, we cannot say that he is gay.
Then, his rumored boyfriend Gio Benitez got married to Tommy DiDario. However, no one substantiated or verified if Muir is hanging out with his gay friend or he is genuinely gay.
There is not much information about the love life of David Muir except some of the speculation regarding his sexual orientation. Even, no evidence can confirm David Muir has ever been married. Hence, it is convenient to assume that he does not have a girlfriend or wife yet.
Net Worth of David Muir
When in the year 2014 a report was coming out regarding highest paid personalities in the TV news industry, it was David Muir who topped the list, and his salary revealed $5 million a year. However, his reported net worth is $7 million, and there are no confirmed sources that can validate these figures.
David Muir Body Measurements and Height
There is no such description available regarding the physical attributes of David Muir. However, his height is 5 feet and nine inches.
So, people, this is everything we have about David Muir, and as soon as we get more details, we will update it here.