David Muir is a professional American journalist associated with ABC News Channel. At ABC, David Muir has worked as an anchor of ABC World News Tonight and co-anchor of 20/20.
Early Life and Education
David Jason Muir was born on 8 November 1973 in the city of Syracuse of New York. Raised in a Roman Catholic family in Onondaga Hill with one sibling, Muir went to Onondaga Central Junior-Senior High School for early education. Then, he joined Ithaca College for an undergraduate degree in communications.
As of 1995, Muir was a magna cum laude graduate from Ithaca. He also did some of his course at Georgetown University and the University of Salamanca, Spain.
David Muir is sometimes rumored to be as gay. Yet, in 2015, he was perceived to be in a relationship with Gio Benitez. However, the rumor faded as Benitez married her boyfriend in 2016.
Muir is a private person who likes to keep away from the media publicity. Anyway, he is one of the most talked about news anchors today.
Graduating from Ithaca in 1995, David Muir entered the world of journalism via WTVH Television. As a news anchor, Muir covered several exclusive news from different parts of the world such as Tel Aviv, Israel, and Gaza Strip. During a five-year long time at WTVH Television, Muir acquired several honors and awards. He was recognized as ‘Best Local News Anchors’ by the Syracuse Press Club and Best Enterprise Reporting and Best Television Interview by the Associated Press.
As of 2000, David Muir joined WCVB Television as a Boston-based anchor. While at WCVB, he was heavily involved in tracing 9/11 attacks and received Edward R. Murrow Award and National Headliner Award. In 2003, he was contracted by ABC News as an anchor of World News Now. Subsequently, he promoted to co-anchor of Primetime in 2006 and World News Saturday in 2007. Likewise, Muir also started anchoring World News with Muir in 2012 and co-anchoring 20/20 in 2013.
David Muir has identified himself as an outgoing journalist. During the 2005 Hurricane Katrina, David stayed in New Orleans and started helping the victims of the disaster. As the team recalls, they had to walk through chest-deep waters. Likewise, Muir was also involved in reporting of Israeli war with Hezbollah in 2006. Also, he aired some clips from Ukraine nuclear disaster site.
In 2011, David Muir and his team were in Tahrir Square to report about the political situation in Egypt and in Japan to update the disaster from tsunami. Similarly, in 2012, he was one of the reporters covering the 2012 Presidential election. He also had an interview with the Republican candidate Mitt Romney. As of 2014, he succeeded Diane Sawyer as the anchor of ABC World News.
Donald Trump and David Muir
David Muir is the first person to interview Donald Trump as he assumed office at the White House. In the interview, the two discussed the magnitude of the newly shouldered responsibility, the impact of media on his campaign and several other Trump agendas.