David Muir Bio, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Education, Career, Net Worth

David Muir Biography

Born David Jason Muir, David Muir is an American journalist. Currently, he is co-anchor of the ABC News magazine 20/20. He is also ABC’s World News Tonight anchor. In addition, he is based in New York City as part of the news department of the ABC broadcast television network.

David Muir Age\Birthday

Muir was born on November 8, 1973. Therefore, he is 48 years old as of 2021 and celebrates his birthday on 8th November every year.

David Muir Height|Weight

Muir’s height is 5 feet 11 inches (approximately 180 centimeters). Moreover, he weighs 76 kilograms.

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David Muir Family

Muir’s parents are Ronald (father) and Pat Mills (mother). However, the two divorced but continued to co-parent amicably. Moreover, he has an older sister, Rebecca. Additionally, he has two younger step-siblings.

David Muir Partner

Currently, Muir is single but was once linked to his ABC colleague Gio Benitez. The two were seen together on several in 2015. However, Gio got engaged and married his now-husband, Tommy DiDario.

David Muir Education

Muir attended Onondaga Central Junior-Senior High School. Moreover, in 1991, he graduated from high school. In addition, in May 1995, he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Ithaca College. He interned at WTVH-TV in Syracuse during high school. His professor inspired him when he told him that he had “the cut of a TV Newsman”. At Georgetown, University he spent a semester at the Institute on Political Journalism at the Fund fr American Studies. In addition, at the University of Salamanca in Spain, he spent another semester with the Institute for the International Education of Students.

David Muir Career

Early Career

Muir returned to Syracuse’s WTVH after graduation. He was a reporter and anchor for five years after graduation. Following Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination, he reported from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and the Gaza Strip. The Radio-Television News Directors Association, Associated Press, and Syracuse Press Club awarded him honors for his work.

As a reporter for WCVB in 2000, he leaped to a top 10 market in Boston. For a story he did tracking the plans of the 9/11 hijackers, he earned a regional Edward R. Murrow Award.

ABC News

In August 2003, Muir started at ABC News as the anchor for the overnight news show World News Now becoming the lead correspondent for the network. In February 2011, he was named the sole anchor of World News with David Muir’s weekend show. Moreover, for the weeknight World News with Diane Sawyer, he was the main substitute.

He took over the weekday newscast in 2014 when Sawyer switched focus to enterprise reporting and primetime specials. As both anchor and managing editor, the show was rebranded World News Tonight with David Muir. September 2, 2014, was his first official broadcast.

Under his lead, World News Tonight broke a 21-year streak in September 2017. The show became the most-watched evening newscast. This had not happened since Jennings was behind the desk. In the May 2018 ratings sweeps, the program continued to be the most-watched nightly newscast.

Notable stories

On January 25, 2017, Muir interviewed Donald J. Trump after the president was inaugurated. He was the first to interview the president and later told WCVB that the interview was “awkward”.

Moreover, during Barack Obama’s visit to Cuba in March 2016, Muir was the only journalist to interview him. He also talked to Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, when the company and the FBI did not agree about unlocking the San Bernadino killer’s phone.

Inside the Vatican, he interviewed Pope Francis and then moderated a town hall with him, all in Spanish.

He has covered news from Tehran, Mogadishu, Fukushima, Guantanamo Bay, Gaza, Syrian borders, Hungarian, and Amman unafraid to delve into the heart of a story.

The Olympics games, the 2008 Beijing summer games, and the 2010 Vancouver winter games are some of his covered games.

Awards

2009, 2017

WGA (Writers Guild of America) Award (Nominee)

News Script – Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin, or Breaking Report for Brussels Under Attack, Ambush in Dallas

2007

Emmy (Nominee)

Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine for, The Amish Shootings, Amish School Tragedy

2010
Emmy (winner)

OutstandingCoverage of a Current News Story – Long Form

2011
Emmy (nominee)

Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story – Long Form

2012
Emmy (Nominee)

Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast for Visa Problems
Outstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast for Made in America
Also, Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast for Crisis in Egypt

2013
Emmy (Nominee)

Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast for ABC News Special Events coverage of Tragedy More

2014
Emmy (Nominee)

Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine for The Boston Manhunt episode

2015
Emmy (Nominee)

Outstanding Coverage of a Current News Story – Long Form
Outstanding Live Coverage of a Coverage News Story – Long Form to ABC News Special Events for The Downing of Malaysia Flight M17
Additionally, Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast for Making History

2017
Emmy (Nominee)

Best Story in a Newscast for Flashpoint, Refugees in America

Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a Newscast for Nightclub Massacre, Terror in Orlando
Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine for Nightclub’s Massacre episode

Terror in Orlando

Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine for episode Nightclub Massacre
Outstanding News Special for The President and the People

2018
Emmy (Nominee)

Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine for A Hostile Act’s episode
Outstanding New Special for The Great American Eclipse
As well as Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in News Magazine for Las Vegas’ episode.

2019
Emmy (Nominee)

Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine for Strike on Syria
Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine for Triumph in Thailand.

David Muir Net Worth

Muir’s salary is $5 million and has a net worth of $20 million.