David Muir is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who works for the ABC broadcast-television network and anchors the “ABC World News Tonight with David Muir” program while also co-anchoring the magazine program “20/20”.
The Ithaca College graduate, whose show has become the most-watched newscast in America, has covered stories from all across America and the world; reporting from hot spots such as Tehran, Tahrir Square in Cairo, Mogadishu, and Gaza. In 2016, the respected journalist won a CINE Golden Eagle Award for his year-long report on the heroin crisis in America.
Muir was born David Jason Muir, one of the four children of Pat Millson and Ronald Muir, on November 8, 1973, in Syracuse, New York. He is ethnically white but can, however, speak Spanish very fluently.
From a very young age, David Muir was said to have had an interest in the news as he would perform mock news broadcasts before forming the habit of always watching the news. He attended Onondaga Central Junior-Senior High School during which he got an internship to work at the local station, WTVH-TV. He graduated high school in 1991 and went on to study journalism at the Roy H. Park School of Communication at Ithaca College, while also taking a minor in political science.
As a freshman, Muir anchored a student newscast before getting the opportunity to study at the Institute on Political Journalism in Georgetown University. He also studied at the Institute for the International Education of Students at the University of Salamanca in Spain and interned at the Department of Health and Human Services before graduating magna cum laude in 1995.
Upon graduation, David Muir returned to his hometown where he took a job as a reporter and anchor at the station he had worked for as a high school intern. He spent five years at WTVH-TV before moving to Boston to take up a similar role at WCVB television. Muir won numerous local awards at both his old and new job for his coverage of certain events. He was most notably lauded for his investigative reporting of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. After three years with WCVB television, Muir joined ABC News where he was hired to take over their overnight news program; World News Now, and there’s been no stopping him ever since.
What is His Salary / Net Worth?
David Muir, who in 2014 replaced Diane Sawyer as the managing editor and anchor of ABC World News, reportedly takes home a salary of $5 million per year, according to a Mediaite report on the highest paid TV news anchors. Since that time, no reputable publication has been able to release a definitive report on his actual earnings. His net worth is further said to be in the region of $7 million.
David Muir’s Family: His Wife and Parents
Aside from the fact that David Muir’s parents’ names are Ronald Muir and Pat Mills, there is not much known about them. From time to time, the brilliant and charming television presenter has posted pictures of his parents on his Instagram page, showing that he has a very good and loving relationship with them. Other notable family members of his that have made it to his Instagram page include his older brother, two younger step-siblings as well as his six nieces and three nephews, who he refers to as his squad.
On the issue of him having a wife, we cannot definitively tell you anything concerning Muir being married because he likes to keep information about his personal life under wraps.
Is David Muir Gay?
From all indications, David Muir looks to be gay, but he has not openly confirmed or denied the rumor as he does not like to reveal personal details about himself.
Speculation about him being gay began after it was reported that he was in a relationship with journalist Gio Benitez. The two men, who are colleagues, were pictured on several occasions spending time at a number of gay bars which led to the assumption that they might be an item. Neither party denied or confirmed the reports, however, Benitez has moved on to date someone else while Muir himself has reportedly begun a relationship with someone only identified as Sean.