David Muir Biography
David Muir is an American Emmy Award-winning anchor/reporter/host and correspondent working for ABC News as an anchor of “ABC News Magazine 20/20” and “ABC World News Tonight”. He also serves as a lead anchor at the ABC broadcast-TV network and he is based in New York City. Muir is also known for appearing on ABC’s “World News Tonight”. He joined the network in August 2003.
David Muir Age
Muir was born on November 8, 1973, in Syracuse, New York, United States. He is therefore 49 years old as of 2022. He celebrates his birthday on the 8th of November every year.
David Muir Height
Muir stands at an estimated height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m).
David Muir Family
Muir was born to Ronald Muir (father) and Pat Mills (mother). His parents divorced when he was young but continued to co-parent in a peaceful manner. He was born a Catholic and was raised in Onondaga Hill, New York alongside his 3 siblings; one older biological sister (Rebecca Muir) and two younger step-siblings, who are from his father’s second marriage. Muir has 6 nieces and 3 nephews.
David Muir and Rebecca Muir Wedding
Many fans search about Muir and Rebecca on Google, speculating that they are couples – some fans search about their wedding. However, Muir and Rebecca are biological siblings and Rebecca is happily married to Richard Malcolm, a general manager at Mirbeau Inn & Spa Skaneateles. She was previously married to Stephan Perron. Rebecca and Richard are proud parents of their 4 kids: Morel, Finan, Beryl Malcolm, and Brahm.
David Muir Married / Wife
Muir is not in a relationship with anyone at the moment. Once he engages in any romantic relationship will anyone, there will be an update. However, he has been rumored to have dated various people in his past, including “gay partners”.
David Muir Partner / Gay / Bisexual
Muir is said to be open about his sexuality, which is bisexual, but he has never confirmed the gay “allegation”. There was once a rumor of him dating his male colleague at ABC News, Gio Benitez, in the year 2015. They used to hang out together and Muir used to often post their photos on his social media platforms. However, Muir has never confirmed the rumor by himself, so it will remain to be a rumor!
On September 17, 2015, Gio tied the knot with his gay partner Tommy DiDario. The idea of him being gay is not yet clear in the limelight, but there will be an update as soon as he comes out clean about his sexuality. On his Instagram Page, he likes posting photos of his gun dog named Axel, which he likes spending his spare time with. Some sources say that Muir is married to his gay partner called Sean, a managing director of AussieBum (a swimwear brand). However, this is just a rumor until Muir himself confirms it publicly.
David Muir Rumors of Dating Women | Relationships
There was a rumor about him that he once dated a girl by the name of Kate Dries, an editorial director of features at VICE. She is also a fellow American journalist known for having worked as a deputy editor at Jezebel, BuzzFeed, and WEBZ. However, Muir did not come out to confirm the rumor. Also, there was another rumor of him dating another woman by the name of Kelly Ripa (an American TV Personality and Actress). However, Kelly came out and confirmed to be dating a guy called Mark Consuelos – so, there were just good friends, apparently!
David Muir Net Worth
Muir has an estimated net worth of $20 Million which he has earned through his successful career as an anchor, correspondent, reporter, and host.
David Muir Salary
Muir earns an annual salary ranging from $ 5 Million – $ 7 Million.
David Muir Education
Muir is a May 1991 alumnus of Onondaga Central Junior-Senior High School. After high school, he attended local Ithaca College, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism, and graduated magna cum laude in May 1995. The college awarded him the Jessica Savitch Award of Distinction for Excellence in Journalism and a Doctor of Letters degree.
Muir has also studied at Georgetown University’s Institute on Political Journalism at the Fund for American Studies for one semester. Also, he has spent one semester at the Institute for the International Education of Students at the University of Salamanca in Spain.
David Muir Career
Muir works at ABC News network as a news anchor and host. Before that, he worked for WCVB-TV in Boston, Massachusetts as a news anchor/reporter. Before joining WCVB, he worked for WTVH-TV in Syracuse, New York also as a news anchor/reporter.
When Muir was growing up, he used to watch ABC News’ flagship program every night with his family and always aspired to appear on the program someday. Muir says that he credits Peter Jennings (a news anchor) as his biggest influence in journalism. While in high school, he worked as an intern at WTVH-TV in Syracuse. At the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wisconsin on May 12, 2018, he was the deliverer of the commencement address. Also, he addressed at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York on May 15, 2022.
David Muir ABC News
Muir serves at ABC News as a breaking news anchor and a host of “ABC News Magazine 20/20” and “ABC World News Tonight”. Before these roles, he appeared on ABC’s “World News Tonight” as a main substitute anchor and weekend anchor. He anchored the program with Diane Sawyer.
Over the years with the network, he has won many Edward R. Murrow and Emmy awards, for his international and national journalism. In the years 2013 and 2012, his news coverage obtained the most airtime.
One of the stories that he has covered over the years with ABC News includes the heroin crisis in America in March 2016. This won him a CINE Golden Eagle Award. He was the 1st Western journalist to provide live coverage of the big historic famine in Mogadishu, Somalia. He covered news from inside Iran in January 2013, leading up to the nuclear talks.
David Muir WCVB
Muir worked for WCVB-TV in Boston, Massachusetts as a news anchor/reporter for 3 years (2000-2003). For investigative reporting there, he won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award. He also won Associated Press honors and the National Headliner Award for tracing the path of the hijackers involved in the 9/11 attacks. While at WCVB, he also received recognition from the Associated Press for his work as a reporter and anchor.
David Muir WTVH
Muir worked for WTVH-TV in Syracuse, New York as a news anchor/reporter for 6 years (1994-2000). While there, the Radio-Television News Directors Association recognized him with top honors for his coverage from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip, and Israel, following the 1995 assassination of Yitzhak Rabin (Israeli Prime Minister). Muir was also recognized for Best Television Interview and Best Enterprise Reporting by the Associated Press. Additionally, Muir was named among the “Best Local News Anchors” in Syracuse and was honored as the “Best Local Newscast” anchor, by The Syracuse Press Club.
David Muir Face / Accident / Face Cancer
In November 2020 during the time of elections, some of his fans wondered about his face because they noticed that his news-time makeup was not covering the “apparent” marks on his face. This made the fans wonder whether Muir had engaged in an accident or maybe he had a face-cancer. However, he did not say anything about the marks, he has never said anything about him having an accident, and he has never posted or mentioned anything to do with going on hospital visits.
David Muir Nose Job
In November 2020, some fans also speculated Muir having undergone face surgery, shaping his nose – “rhinoplasty”. For sure, his facial look changed a bit, and the bruises on his face speculated the effects of the rhinoplasty (a surgery that changes the shape of the nose). However, he has never mentioned anything about it, so it will remain to be an allegation.
Is David Muir a Lawyer?
No, Muir is not a lawyer. Some fans do confuse Muir with another guy, who he shares a name – who is the director of the Clem Jones Group of Companies, the Chair of the Real Republic movement, and the Chair of the Clem Jones Trust.
David Muir Social Media Platforms
He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 557K followers on Instagram.