David Muir is an American journalist and ABC News likes to describe him as their Emmy Award-winning journalist. While he is the presenter and editor of “ABC World News Tonight with David Muir“, he is also co-presenter of “20/20” of ABC. Often described as one of the most prolific American journalists, Muir, for more than 10 years, has reported from hot spots across the United States and covered virtually every major news story in the world.
From Tehran, Tahrir Square, Mogadishu, Gaza, and Fukushima. In Somalia, Kenya, Egypt, Japan, China, the Middle East, South America, Eastern Europe, South Africa, and Haiti, David Muir reported the news.
Muir’s curriculum vitae would be a poor summary of his journalistic activities if he did not point out that, in addition to conducting numerous interviews with presidential candidates during the 2016 American election campaign, he led the Democratic and Republican primary debates in the presidential election. It is believed that Muir inspired former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to apologize to the Americans for using a private email server.
Notwithstanding the above, ABC credited him with several exclusive interviews he conducted that made the headlines around the world. For example, Muir was the first to interview President Donald Trump after his inauguration. In addition, he obtained an exclusive interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook in the middle of the dispute between Apple and the FBI over the unlocking of the iPhone of the San Bernardino killer.
While David Muir was congratulated for obtaining an exclusive interview with former US President Barack Obama during his historic trip to Cuba, he was credited for his success in obtaining an exclusive meeting with Pope Francis at the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church – Vatican.
David Muir joined ABC News in August 2003. He was employed as the presenter of ABC’s news program “World News Now“, which was broadcast overnight. He was so good that he quickly became the main correspondent.
It’s true, Muir is an Emmy Award-winning journalist. In addition, he received the Edward R. Murrow Award for his reports. A few months ago, he won the prestigious 60th CINE Golden Eagle Award for his “20/20” coverage of the heroin epidemic. He has also won the National Headliner Award and the Associated Press Honors for his work.
David Muir Bio/Family
David Muir was born as David Jason Muir on November 8, 1973. From what we have collected, David was born into a Roman Catholic family. Before him, his parents – Ronald Muir (father) and Pat Mills (mother) – had a daughter they called Rebecca. It is believed that David has six nieces and three nephews. Although David was born in Syracuse, New York, he grew up on Onondaga Hill.
After graduating from Onondaga Central Junior-Senior High School, he moved to the Park School of Communications at Ithaca College in New York. He graduated with honors and a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism. While Muir also attended the Institute of Political Journalism at Georgetown University, he studied at the University of Salamanca in Spain. He is fluent in Spanish.
Before joining ABC News in 2003, David Muir was presenter and correspondent for WCVB-TV in Boston. Prior to that, he worked for five years as a presenter and reporter for WTVH-TV in his hometown of Syracuse.
David Muir Salary/Net Worth
In a 2014 report on the highest-paid people on the news, it was pointed out that David Muir’s salary is $5 million per year. He is said to have a net worth of $7 million. But no authentic sources were cited to validate this figure.
David Muir Gay, Married, Wife, Girlfriend
It is said that David Muir is in a loving relationship with Gio Benitez, a fellow journalist, and his colleague. Rumour has circulated with stories about Muir visiting gay bars with Benitez. The image below has brought gossip to life.
But Gio Benitez married his boyfriend, Tommy DiDario. No one has checked or proved whether David Muir is really gay or whether he hangs out with his colleague.
Not much is known about David Muir’s love life. Apart from gay speculation, no one can confirm whether David Muir has ever been married. It’s easier to assume he doesn’t have a wife or a girlfriend.
David Muir Chest/Body Measurements
David Muir is 5 feet, 9 inches taller(1.8 m). That’s all we know, the details of his measurements are largely unknown.