David Muir is an Emmy Award-winning American journalist and anchor of the nightly news show, ‘World News Tonight With David Muir’. In addition, he is also a co-anchor of ‘ABC News‘ and ‘20/20′.
Furthermore, David is regarded as a prolific American Journalist. After all, David has reported from many hotspots throughout America and also, covered all major news around the world.
So, we are going to learn more about this extraordinary man who has been able to cover some prominent world figures including Barack Obama and Donald Trump.
Let’s know more about the man David Muir through some facts given below!
David Muir: Quick Facts
|Full Name:||David Muir|
|Age:||45 years 7 months|
|Birth Date:||November 08, 1973|
|Birth Place:||New York, USA|
|Father’s Name:||Ronald Muir|
|Mother’s Name:||Pat Mills|
|Education:||Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism|
|Profession:||Journalist and anchor|
|Height:||5 feet 10 inches (1.78m)|
|Net Worth:||$7 million|
|Ethnicity:||Mixed(Sicilian/Italian, English, Scottish, Irish, German.|
|Social Media:||Facebook, Instagram, Twitter|
David Muir Biography
The prolific anchor was born on November 8, 1973, in Syracuse, New York, USA. Son of Ronald and Pat Muir, David is of American nationality. Likewise, he holds a mixed ethnicity of Sicilian/Italian, English, Scottish, Irish and German. The 45-year-old was raised in Onondaga Hill, hence he knows how to speak Spanish.
Aside from this, David grew up in a Roman Catholic family together with his sister, Rebecca Muir and two younger step-siblings. Then again, any further information on his step-siblings cannot be found.
From an early age, David grew up knowing that he wanted to be a Broadcast Journalist. For this reason, David would excuse himself from playing with his friends to watch the news at 6 p.m.
Moreover, even on Halloween while other kids dressed up as superheroes like Superman and Spiderman, amidst all of them David would dress up as a reporter.
David Muir graduated from Onondaga Central Junior-Senior High School in 1991 and then moved to the Park School of Communication at Ithaca College in New York. In fact, the young David then graduated with distinction and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism in 1995.
Furthermore, Muir also attended the Institute on Political Journalism at Georgetown University and simultaneously studied at the University of Salamanca In Spain. Therefore, it won’t be an overstatement to say that he is an intelligent man.
Even after his graduation in 1995, David has continued mentoring the students and especially gave a commencement speech in 2011. Additionally, he was also awarded an honorary doctorate in 2015.
Professional Life and Career
After graduation, Muir returned to Syracuse’s WTVH as a reporter and anchored for five years. For a while, he reported from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and the Gaza Strip following Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Robin’s assassination.
Due to his commendable effort, David earned honors from the Radio-Television News Directors Association, Associated Press and Syracuse Press Club respectively.
In no time, David leaped to a top 10 market in Boston, as a reporter for WCVB in 2000. Not to mention David earned a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for his story on the plan of 9/11 hijackers.
In 2003, David got his breakthrough opportunity to work as an anchor for the ABC News overnight news program ‘World News Now‘. In the same manner, David kept on contributing to ABC News since 2003. And finally, he got promoted as a co-anchor for the ABC News Magazine ‘20/20‘.
To emphasize, David high point in his career has to be the time when he did cover the meeting of the presidents of the most powerful countries. Such as Donald Trump as well as Kim Jong Un in Singapore.
He also did an interview with the former US president Barack Obama during his visit to Cuba in March 2016 and talked to Apple CEO Tim Cook during the San Bernardino’s Killer’s phone.
In addition, David has also successfully interviewed Pope Francis in Spanish.
With his talents and appearances, David is favored by many news channels and companies. Likewise, the popular in demand anchor was believed to have a net worth of $5 Million in 2014.
However, as of 2019, David has a net worth of around $7 Million. At the same time, the anchor has yet to disclose his salary and other incomes.
David Muir: Personal Life
The 45-year-old anchor and news reporter has been gaining fans on as well as behind the camera. As a typical Scorpion, David is very private regarding his sexuality and love life. Unlike his on-camera personality, David is an introvert.
In hindsight, David was rumored and assumed to be gay by media but due to lack of evidence, the rumor has not been discussed since then.
At the same time, David has been nicknamed as ‘Anchor Monster’ since he is known to lose his temper during work. Similarly, his interview with Donald Trump was heavily criticized.
Even though his temper sometimes makes him bad in public, Davis is still considered as one of the hottest news anchors alive. In fact, some have even speculated he will be a male model if he ever quits anchoring. But only time can tell us.
Awards and Achievements
Muir has won multiple Emmys, Edward R. Murrow awards and Society of Professional Journalists honors. Besides his alma mater in 2011, Muir has also given commencement speeches at Northeastern University in 2015. Not to mention he did the same at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2018.
Furthermore, David was honored with Citizen of the Year in his hometown of Syracuse in 2017. That same year, David was named one of People’s Sexiest Newsmen and we all could not agree more.
Social Media Presence
Like his profession, David is active on social media and has Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Facebook – 3 Million Likes
Twitter – 758K Followers
Instagram – 336K Followers