David Muir Biography

( 1973 - )
David Muir Biography

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Date of Birth: 1973 November 8
Age:44 years old
networthU.S $7.5 million
nationality American
educationGeorgetown University, University of Salamanca, Ithaca College
place_of_birthSyracuse, New York, U.S.
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David Jason Muir is an American journalist and the anchor of ABC World News Tonight with David Muir. He is an American citizen with white ethnicity.

Previously he served as the weekend anchor for the flagship ABC News broadcast ABC World News Tonight and the co-anchor of the ABC newsmagazine 20/20. In 2012 and 2013 Muir's reporting received the most airtime which makes him the most visible journalists in America. In 2014 he was listed as one of People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive.

David Muir Early Life And Career


The child of a divorced parents, Mills and Ronald Muir, David grew up near Syracuse, N.Y. As a child, Muir took comfort from the news “family” that he watched each evening. He watched ABC’s Peter Jennings, trying to guess who would be “person of the week.” At age 12, Muir sends a letter to Syracuse anchorman Ron Curtis, asking for advice on how to get in the business. By the following summer, he was invited to intern at WTVH-TV.


Muir worked as an anchor and a reporter at WTVH television in Syracuse, New York from 1995 to 2000. Muir turned out to be familiar to the point that the newsroom had a spot on the wall to check how much he’d developed every year. He was still at Ithaca College when WTVH hired him to anchor the weekend news.


The report for the 1995 assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin ranked him top honors from the Radio-Television News Directors Association. To become an anchor and reporter in WTVH Television Muir struggled five years after his graduation and served WTVH for three years.

After leaving WTVH, he worked with WCVB from 2000 to 2003. He got Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting from WCVB.

David Muir's career with ABC News

He moved on to Boston after five years at WTVH and started working for ABC News in 2003. He became an anchor of overnight news program World News Now.

He soon gets attention after he reported about the hurricane Katrina. As Katrina hit, Muir was inside the New Orleans Super Dome in September 2005 and reported on the unfolding humanitarian crisis. Muir has also reported from the Israeli-Lebanon border in October 2006 and reported from inside the Gaza Strip in March 2007 to cover the Hamas coup.

In May 2009 he stated 20/20 revealed a significant increase in the number of homeless children in America. He earned Press Honors by tracing hijackers involved in the incident of September 11, 2001. Muir served as one of ABC’s lead correspondents for the 2012 U.S. Presidential election in November 2012.

He has reported from Mogadishu, Somalia on the famine and became the first Western journalist to report from Mogadishu. He was honored with Edward R. Murrow Award for his reporting in 2013.

President Trump's First Interview After His Presidency With ABC's David Muir

The controversial President Donald Trump had his first interview since taking office with David Muir. The ABC's exclusive interview was conducted on January 26, 2017, where the two discussed voter fraud, Waterboarding, border wall, and much much more.


Trump tells Muir in his first one-on-one TV interview after naming the 45th president of the United States, that Mexico would be paying for the proposed border wall and that transactions between the two countries would begin "relatively soon."


Trump said, "Ultimately, it will come out of what's happening with Mexico ... and we will be in a form reimbursed by Mexico, which I've always said". During the meeting, which occurred at the White House, Trump stated that Mexico would pay the U.S. back "100 percent."

Won the CINE Golden Eagle Award

On 29, April 29, David Muir won the CINE Golden Eagle Award for his reporting on heroin. The TV episode named "20/20 Breaking Point: Heroin in America" started airing on ABC 20/20 from March 11, 2016.

Muir reporting Heroin David Muir's reporting on Heroin (Source: ABC News)

At the beginning of May 2017, David Muir traveled to follow the African nations facing famine. His reporting was aired on World News Tonight from May 2. It was produced by Nick Capote, Keturah Gray, and Glenn Ruppel. ABC News president, James Goldston declared the win in the category of News Program/Continuing Coverage.


David Muir Net Worth, Salary, & Personal life

Already a familiar face as the weekend anchor of “World News” and Sawyer’s substitute on weeknights, Muir prepped himself for his current career since his childhood. Through his reporting career, which he started since 1995, Muir has earned much name and fame. He has an estimated net worth of $7.5 million (2017), and this popular news anchor makes an annual salary of $5 million.

David Muir Biography David Muir chilling out in a luxurious bar
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Muir was born in Syracuse, New York, and grew up in Onondaga Hill. He has one older sibling, Rebecca Muir, three nieces, and one nephew. He graduated from Onondaga Central Junior-Senior High School in May 1991.

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Muir attended the Georgetown University, where he studied Political Journalism. He also went to the University of Salamanca in Spain.

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