Facts of David Muir
|Full Name:||David Muir|
|Birth Date:||November 8, 1973|
|Saying:||At 25, I found myself anchoring coverage of President Clinton's impeachment trial from Capitol Hill for WTVH-TV in my hometown of Syracuse, New York. I then covered Hillary Clinton's first Senate run.|
|Height:||5 feet 10 inches (1.78m)|
|Net Worth||$7 million|
|Salary||$5 million per year|
|Birth Place||Syracuse, New York|
|Education||Onondaga Central Junior-Senior High School and Park School of Communications.|
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David Muir is an American journalist, who is famous for his work as the anchor of ABC World News Tonight. Also, he is a co-anchor of ABC News Network. He has won multiple Emmy Awards and Edward R. Murrow awards for his excellent journalism.
In American, World News Tonight with David Muir is considered as the most-watched newscast. Likewise, he listed on one of the People Magazine’s Sexiest Men Alive in 2014.
Is David Muir Gay? Who is his Partner?
Some celebrities are open and proud of being gay, some celebrity and actor have remained silent about their sexuality, leaving us to dig around for clues regarding their LGBTQ identity. It is unclear whether the well-paid journalist is gay or not.
Looking at him, David looks like to be gay but he has not confirmed or denied the rumor. The journalist has never publicly identified as LGBTQ, nor he has ever publicly dated a woman. He is an unmarried man and single as of 2019.
A period of time, people speculated about Muir’s sexuality after he attended a gay bar with openly gay journalist Gio Benitez. Once he was reported to be in a relationship with gay partner Gio Benitez.
They meet each other in the course of their profession at ABC news. The rumor turned out to be true but broke up due to Benitez’s double-timing meetings with Tommy DiDario. After that, Benitez got married to his blogger boyfriend, Tommy DiDario in 2016.
What is David Muir’s Net Worth and Salary?
The anchor David Muir has earned a respectable position in the field of Journalism. He has earned a huge amount of sum from his professional career. David is amongst the highest-paid journalists of the ABC network. He received a salary of more than $5 million per year including bonus and incentives as of 2019.
Similarly, Muir’s estimated net worth of 2019 is expected to be more than $7 million. With his $7 million net worth, David lives a luxurious lifestyle.
|Net Worth in 2019||$7 Million|
|Net Worth in 2018||Under Review|
|Annual Salary||$5 Million|
|Income Source As||Journalist, TV Presenter and Anchor|
Talking about David’s awards and achievements, he has won multiple ‘Emmys‘ and ‘Edward R. Murrow Awards‘ for his work as a national and an international journalist. Furthermore, He has won ‘Jessica Savitch Award of Distinction for Excellence in Journalism‘.
Early Life and Childhood
David Muir was born on November 8th, 1973 in Syracuse, New York, the United States. As of 2019, his age turns 46 years old. His birth name is David Jason Muir with birth sign Scorpion. His father’s name is Ronald Muir and mother’s name is Pat Mills, both jobs are unknown. He is the youngest child of his parents. He grew up in Roman Catholic Family with one older sister named Rebecca Muir and two younger step-siblings. Muir has six nieces and three nephews.
He holds American citizenship and belongs to mixed ethnicity (Silicon/Italian, English, Scottish, Irish, German).
Is David Muir Related to John Muir
Many People think that David Muir is related to John Muir, a famous naturalist. In fact, David is not related to John but they write a similar last name.
John Muir was known as “John of the Mountains” and “Father of the National Parks”. He was an influential Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, a glaciologist who died in 1914 in Dignity Health – California Hospital Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, the United States. He was a close friend of Teddy Roosevelt. John had a particular fondness for Yosemite.
John was Said:
“The mountains are calling and I must go”.
Talking about his educational background, David enrolled at Onondaga Central Junior-Senior High School. In 1991 after his graduation, he attended Park School of Communications at Ithaca College. Muir graduated with distinction from Park School of Communication and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism.
Likewise, he attended the Institute on Political Journalism at Georgetown University. Later on, David studied at the University of Salamanca in Spain and fluent in the Spanish language.
A career in ABC News
David began his professional career after his graduation from Park School of Communications at Ithaca College in 1995. He worked there for five years. He also served as an anchor and reporter for WCVB television in Boston. In 2000, David joined the network and worked with WCVB television for 3 years only.
“At 25, I found myself anchoring coverage of President Clinton’s impeachment trial from Capitol Hill for WTVH-TV in my hometown of Syracuse, New York. I then covered Hillary Clinton’s first Senate run”.
Muir began to serve at ABC News in August 2003 as an anchor of the overnight news show World News Now. The show then quickly became a lead correspondent for the network as well. Finally, David was named the sole anchor of the weekend show World News with David Muir in February 2011. The main substitute for the weeknight World News with Diane Sawyer as well.
When Diane Sawyer switched focus to enterprise reporting and primetime specials then Muir took over the weekday newscast in 2014. After that rebranded the name as World News Tonight with David Muir, as both anchor and managing editor of the show.
David Muir’s Filmography
The Notable Stories while Working for ‘ABC News’
David Muir, one of the biggest recent interview was the first interview with Donald J. Trump on January 25th, 2017, after the President of the United States. He told to WCVB the interview looks “awkward.” The only journalist to interview President Barack Obama during his visit to Cuba in March 2016. Similarly, he also talked to Apple CEO Tim Cook when the company and the FBI didn’t agree about unlocking the phone of the San Bernardino killer.
Muir interviewed Pope Francis inside the Vatican and moderated a town hall with him in the Spanish language. Unafraid to reach inside into the heart of a story, Muir has covered news from Tehran, Mogadishu, Gaza, Fukushima, Guantanamo Bay, Amman, and the Hungarian-Syrian border. Likewise, the anchor covered the Olympics games in the 2008 Beijing summer games and Vancouver winter games in the year 2010.
ABC News describes him as an Emmy-award winning journalist. The ABC News Network has given credit to David Muir for several exclusive interviews he landed which have generated global headlines as of now.
How Tall is David Muir?
David Muir has an attractive body with a height 5 feet 10 inches with body weight 75 kg. His hair color is dark brown and eye color is brown.
David Muir has more than 295k followers on his Facebook page. Similarly, his officially Instagram account has more than 313k followers. In addition, he has more than 756k followers on Twitter.