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.
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Net Worth and Salary
Muir is an American journalist and anchor who has a net worth of $7 million dollars. He subsequently won the Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting, among other honors.
Achievements and Contributions
Muir delivered the commencement address at Ithaca College in New York in May 2011, during which he urged graduates to use their voices. On March 13, 2015, Muir received an honorary Doctor of Letters degree and the Jessica Savitch Award of Distinction for Excellence in Journalism from Ithaca College.
On May 8, 2015, Muir delivered the commencement address at Northeastern University in Massachusetts. During the ceremony, he was given an honorary Doctor of Media degree.