Emmy Award-winning journalist David Muir unique journalistic style distinguishes him from other media flocks. The very first American reporter to report from war-torn city Mogadishu, Somalia, ambitious Muir has some of the high-profile interviews under his wings that include interview with Barack Obama, Pope Francis and Hillary Clinton. The dashing Muir who celebrates his birthday on 8th of November is American by nationality and is of white ethnicity.
Family and Personal Life:
Born in 1973 in Jewish household to father Ronald Muir and mother Pat Mills, Muir spent most of his early life in his birth place Syracuse, New York and Onondaga Hill along with his beautiful sister Becky. Onondaga Junior-Senior High School graduate furthered his education at Ithaca College’s Park School of Communications, earning magna cum laude with a BA in Journalism in 1995.
In order to broaden his knowledge, he attended the Georgetown University’s Institute of Political Journalism and afterward moved to Spain where he studied at the reputed University of Salamanca. Mysterious scorpion, He is utterly silent regarding his personal life. He has been merely spotted with any girl which has stirred the rumor of david muir being gay time and again.
However the truth behind his sexual orientation is still a big question for his fans. The possibility of him being married and having wife is very low.
Media is a place where wit sells more than beauty, however looking their best in every occasion is also very important to anchors.
Likewise, Muir has tried to perfect his facial features with the help of plastic surgery. Changes can be noticed in the shape of his nose and chin. David loves reading books and plays tennis sometime.
Career and Professional Growth:
Enchanted by the journalism in an early age, Muir started shaping his future in the industry by the time he reached fifth grade. As a child, he used to use his allowance to purchase a cassette recorder and interview friends of his sisters. And after three-decades, he interviewed personalities like Bill Gates, Tim Cook and Barack Obama among others.
Muir started his professional journey in 1995 as a reporter and anchor at WTVH TV in Syracuse. Spending five years in the channel, he departed to join WCVB TV where he worked as investigative reporter. In 2003, he got engaged with ABC News as host of “World News Now”. The success of the show is largely credited to Muir and since then he has become an integral part of ht channel.
In 2006, he con-anchored Primetime and by February 2012, he had a show with his own name “World News with David Muir”. In 2013, he became co-anchor of “ABC’s 20/20” along with Elizabeth Vargas.
The news of Muir succeeding popular anchor Diane Sawyer as managing editor and anchor of “ABC World News” surfaced on 27th of June 2014 and eventually debuted on the show on of September 2014. In April 2015, his show “World News Tonight with David Muir” rated highest among the evening newscast in the country.
Salary and Net Worth 2016:
ABC has not revealed the amount of salary it is giving to Muir. However it has been assumed that it should around two-million dollars as Diane used to get that much. His net worth is reported to be around seven million dollars.
Achievements and Contribution
Muir has been honored with a number of highly prestigious awards for his supreme works in the industry of journalism. His reports on Israeli PM Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination earned him top notability from the Radio Television News Directors Association.
For his investigative reports for WCVB television, he was honored with the regional Edward R. Murrow Award. He got an honorary Doctor of Letters degree on 13th of March 2015. Ithaca College bestowed him with the Jessica Savitch Award of Distinction for Excellence. He has well received Doctor of Media degree from the Northeastern University.
Considered as one of the most influential persons in the news world, over a time Muir has become the voice of his fans as well as Journalist industry. He has used his celebrity status to encourage youth to raise their voices and bring positive changes in the society. Likewise, he supports a number of charities by donating funds.