David Muir Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Salary, Net Worth, ABC NEWS

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David Muir Biography

David Muir was born on November 8, 1973, in Syracuse, New York, and grew up in Onondaga Hill with his sister. He is a world-renowned American journalist and television anchor who works for ABC World News and has earned numerous honors for his extraordinary perspective on journalism. He also serves as a co-anchor for the show “20/20.” Before becoming the primary anchor of “World News Tonight,” he was the show’s substitute anchor.

Muir’s news reporting received the highest airtime in 2012 and 2013, according to the Tyndall Report. He has become one of America’s most visible journalists.

David Muir Age

David Muir was born in Syracuse, New York on November 8, 1973.. He is 50 years old.

David Muir Height

David Muir stands at an average height of 5 feet  11 inches tall.

David Muir Education

In May 1991, he graduated from Onondaga Central Junior-Senior High School and went on to Ithaca College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism in May 1995. Throughout high school, he interned at WTVH-TV in Syracuse. Muir was inspired in college by a lecturer who said he had “the cut of a TV newsman.”

He spent a semester at Georgetown University’s Fund for American Studies Institute on Political Journalism and another semester abroad at the University of Salamanca in Spain with the Institute for International Education of Students.

David Muir Family

Muir was raised in a Catholic home in Onondaga Hills by his mother, Pat Mills, and father, Ronald Muir. Rebecca Muir is his younger sister, and he has two younger step-siblings.

David Muir Wife

David Muir is not married and keeps his personal life, including who he dates, very discreet.

David Muir Children

The actor does not have any children, but he does have a wonderful dog named Axel who he cherishes. His gundog is a regular on David’s Instagram feed, and the two make an attractive couple.

David Muir Salary

The average annual salary for a David Muir in the United States is $62,715 as of November 15, 2023.

David Muir’s Net worth

David has amassed a net worth of $20 million. The dedicated news anchor and journalist is devoted to his work on World News Tonight and 20/20.

David Muir Career

From 1994 to 2000, Muir served as an anchor and reporter at WTVH-TV in Syracuse, New York. Muir’s reporting from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Israel, and the Gaza Strip following the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995 earned him top honors from the Radio-Television News Directors Association. Muir was honored by the Associated Press for Best Enterprise Reporting and Best Television Interview. The Syracuse Press Club named Muir the “Best Local Newscast” anchor, and he was also voted one of the “Best Local News Anchors” in Syracuse.

From 2000 to 2003, Muir served as an anchor and reporter for WCVB television in Boston, where he won the regional Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting, as well as the National Headliner Award and Associated Press accolades for his work tracing the path of the September 11, 2001 hijackers.

In October 2006, Muir reported from the Israeli-Lebanon border on Israel’s war with Hezbollah. Muir was in Gaza in March 2007 to report on the Hamas coup from within the Gaza Strip. He was flown to Peru in October 2007 following the country’s greatest earthquake in more than two decades.

Muir reported from Ukraine in September 2008, more than two decades after the Chornobyl nuclear disaster. The New York Daily News regarded David Muir and Diane Sawyer’s April 2009 20/20 hour about guns in America as having “disturbing results.”

Muir’s report on 20/20 in May 2009 uncovered a huge increase in the number of homeless youngsters in America. Muir traveled to the Gulf of Mexico several times to study the BP oil spill. Muir returned to Haiti following the hurricane in April 2011 to report on the attacks on women.

In the aftermath of the tragic earthquake that orphaned tens of thousands of children and damaged the country’s structures and basic services in January 2010, David headed to Haiti. The 7.0-magnitude earthquake killed about 220,000 people and injured many more. He has returned to Haiti several times since the earthquake, finding attacks on women and the city’s burgeoning mental health catastrophe.

Muir reported from inside Iran in the run-up to the nuclear talks in January 2013. Muir was the first Western journalist to report from Mogadishu, Somalia, on the famine. While reporting from Mogadishu, Muir and his colleagues came under fire. In 2013, he received the Edward R. Murrow Award for his reporting.

ABC News announced on June 27, 2014, that Muir would follow Diane Sawyer as anchor and managing editor of ABC World News. Muir’s first broadcast was on September 1, 2014. In April 2015, “World News Tonight with David Muir” surpassed NBC Nightly News as the country’s most-watched primetime newscast for the first time since September 7, 2009.

Muir released a year-long investigation on America’s heroin crisis in March 2016, winning a CINE Golden Eagle Award for his work. He took over as ABC News’ lead anchor for breaking news and special event coverage in 2021, a position previously held by GMA anchor George Stephanopoulos from 2014 to 2020.

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