David Jason Muir is a journalist and an anchor of American nationality. He is the co-anchor of the ABC News magazine titled 20/20 as well as the anchor of ABC World News Tonight. He was born on 8 November in the year 1973. David Muir was previously the substitute anchor and weekend anchor on World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer, produced by ABD. He eventually succeeded her in becoming the main host on 1 September in the year 2014. While working at ABC News, he has won numerous Edward R. Murrow and Emmy awards for his contribution to national and international journalism. David Muir’s reporting received a lot of airtime in the years 2012 and 2013, according to the Tyndall Report. This made him the most visible and popular journalist in the United States. His show, World News Tonight with David Muir, has gone on to become the most watched news segment in America. In 2013, TV Week dubbed him one of the “12 to Watch in TV News”. In the year 2014, David Muir was named one of People magazine’s Sexiest Men Alive.
Is David Muir Married?
David Muir is currently married nor has he ever been married. It is not known if he is currently dating anyone since he is an extremely private person and his social media is related only to his professional job. In the year 2015, David Muir was photographed several times partying at gay clubs with his colleague at ABC named Gio Benitez. This led people to believe that they were in a relationship. However, the rumors turned out to be false since Gio soon got engaged and married his now-husband named Tommy DiDario. In the same year, he was linked to a fellow journalist, named Kate Dries. These rumors were sparked when Kate wrote an article for the Jezebel publication, titled, Report Indicates My Boyfriend David Muir is a Monster. However, it was revealed that the article was written as a joke between the two journalists.
David Muir Early Life
David Muir was born on 8 November in the year 1973 to a Roman Catholic family and settled in Syracuse, located in New York, but he grew up in Onondaga Hill. He has one elder sibling and 2 young step-siblings. As a young kid, David Muir watched the ABC News’ flagship segment every night and he gives credits to a longtime anchor named Peter Jennings, as the reason that he became an anchor. David Muir enrolled at the Onondaga Central Junior Senior High School wherein he graduated in May 1991. He then went on to attend the local Ithaca College, wherein he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in the field of Journalism in May 1995. While he was in high school, David Muir served as an intern at WTVH TV located in Syracuse. He then studied for a semester at the Fund for American Studies at Georgetown University and another semester at the University of Salamanca located in Spain.
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David Muir Personal Life
David Muir is currently not married. There is no confirmed history of his romantic relationships. It is not known if he is dating any man or woman. His mother’s name is Pat Mills and his father is Ronald Muir. He has a sister named Rebecca and two step-siblings, whose names are not known. He has three nephews and six nieces and has a close bond with all of them.
David Muir Career
From the year 1994 to 2000, David Muir worked as a reporter and anchor at WTVH TV located in Syracuse, New York. During that time, Muir reported from Jerusalem, Israel, Tel Aviv, and the Gaza Strip, after the assassination of the Israeli Prime Minister named Yitzhinak Rabin, for which he was awarded the top honors from the Radio-Television News Directors Association. From 2000 to 2003, David Muir worked as a reporter and anchor for WCVB television located in Boston, where he was awarded the Edwards R. Murrow Award in the field of investigative reporting. In August of the year 2003, David Muir started working at the ABC News as an anchor of the night news program called the World New Now along with serving as an anchor of World News This Morning. In 2005, David Muir reported from the New Orleans Superdome as Hurricane Katrina caused its devastation. In 2006, he reported from the Israeli-Lebanon border about the Israeli war with Hezbollah. In 2008, he reported from Ukraine, 20 years after the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident. In 2010, he reported on the Haiti earthquake. In 2012, he covered the 2012 US Presidential Election. In 2021, David Muir became the lead anchor of special event coverage and breaking news for ABC News.
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