David Muir - Updated May 2023

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David Muir

David Muir is an American Journalist, the anchor of ABC World News Tonight, and also a co-anchor of the famous ABC news magazine 20/20. David Muir is part of the news department of the ABC broadcast-television network where he hosts Amy Robach.

Early Life and Childhood

David Muir was born on November 8, 1973, in Syracuse, New York, in the United States of America. As of now, he is 48 years old. He was brought up in Onondaga Hill, New York.

His mother’s name is Pat Mills and his father’s name is Ronald Muir. Muir has an older sibling and two younger half-siblings. His parents divorced when he was very small. He belongs to American Nationality. His ethnicity is mixed (English, Scottish, German, Irish, and Italian).

David Muir Childhood

Caption: David Muir Childhood photo (abcnews.go)


David Muir attended Onondaga Central Junior-Senior High School and finished his graduation in May 1991. After that, he attended The Park School of Communications at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York and he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism in May 1995.

Likewise, he also attended the Institute on Political Journalism at the Fund for American Studies at Georgetown University. He then studied at the University of Salamanca in Spain with the Institute for the International Education of Students.

David Muir – Net Worth 2023

David Muir earns a big amount of money. It was revealed that his salary is $5 million per year. He has a net worth of $7 million. He makes money from his work as a journalist and anchor.

Likewise, he earned an anchor for ABC World News Tonight. He also earned well by being co-anchor of the famous ABC news magazine 20/20. He is one of those Journalists who served in top television shows, adding to his fame globally.


David Muir has had his fair share of acknowledgments and recognition for his works, especially his special reports. His report on Chicago’s real estate market earned him an Emmy. Muir also did a story on the D.C area sniper, which earned him an Edward R. Murray Award.

He has received awards for his report on Hurricane Katrina and a special report on AIDS in Africa. His name appeared on the list of 150 most influential African Americans, in 2009.

This was by Ebony Magazine. In 2014, the tides turned when the Columbia Journalism Review named him one of the worst journalists.

He was one of People Magazine’s sexiest men alive in 2014. ABC News likes to describe him as their Emmy Award-winning Journalist. He succeeded Diane Sawyer in September 2014.

Career and Professional Life

David Muir started his career by working as an anchor and a reporter at WTVH-TV television in Syracuse, situated in New York from 1995 to 2000.

In August 2003, Muir became an anchor of ABC News overnight, program World News Now. He also became an anchor of ABC News’ early morning newscast World News This Morning (America This Morning).

He co-anchored the news magazine prime-time in 2206 and he was the telecaster of World News Saturday in 2007.

In the year 2012, he became the anchor for the weekend newscasts, and the broadcast was named World News with him. Muir was also credited to co-anchor ABC’s 20/20 with Elizabeth Vargas in March 2013.

David Muir anchor

Caption: David Muir anchoring his show(variety.com)

Personal Life

David Muir has kept his love life private, and it’s a mystery Whether he is married or still unmarried.  But it is rumored that he was in a relationship with Gio Benitez, a journalist, and his colleague.

But Gio Benitez married his boyfriend, Tommy DiDario a scenario that made many people heavily claim that Muir was also gay.

Talking about his sexual orientation, there were rumors that he is gay and he used to visit gay clubs with his friend Gio Benitez. And later, this became true.  He has also disclosed his liking for fellow female colleague Kelly Ripa.

Social Media

He is very much active on social media including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has around 290k followers on his Instagram account, 255k followers on Facebook, and 755k plus followers on his Twitter account.

David Muir – Body Measurements

David Muir has a height of 5 feet 9 inches taller (1.8 m) and weighs around 76 kg. His eye color is Brown and his hair color is also brown.