An American journalist as well as an anchor for ABC News David Muir was born on 8th November, 1973 in Syracuse, New York, United States. He was grown up in Onondaga Hill, a village southwest of Syracuse. Muir attended Onondaga Junior-Senior High School and got graduated from there in the year 1991.
He then went on to attend Park School of Broadcasting at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. He graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism in 1995. While he was in his college, Muir attended the Institute on Political Journalism at the Fund for American Studies at Georgetown University and studied at the University of Salamanca in Spain.
Immediately after finishing his college, he began his professional broadcasting career. He was hired by WTVH-TV in Syracuse as an anchor and reporter. He went on to earn numbers of awards as a journalist over the next five years. In the year 2000, David moved to Boston to work for WCVB-TV.
There, he worked as an anchor and reporter. While there, Muir won the regional Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting and the National Headliner Award and Associated Press Honors for his work tracing the path of the hijackers involved in the September 11, 2001 attacks. Muir moved to ABC News in August of the year 2003 as an anchor of the overnight news program World News Now. Since then, Muir has become the weekend news anchor and the broadcast has been renamed “World News with David Muir”.
Muir travelled to China in November 2010 along with Sawyer to report on the second largest economy in the world. In the summer of the same year, he made four trips to the Gulf to cover the BP oil spill. He also reported from Haiti after the earthquake. He was promoted to co-anchor ABC’s 20/20 with Elizabeth Vargas in February of 2013.
He served as one of the ABC’s lead correspondents for the 2012 U.S. Presidential election. In addition, David was the first American journalist to report from Mogadishu, Somalia on the Famine. ABC News announced on 25th June, 2014 that David Muir would succeed Diane Sawyer as an anchor and managing editor of ABC World News. He will make his debut broadcast on 2nd September of 2014.
To talk about his personal life, David Muir is now at the age of 40 but he has not married yet. He does not want to speak about his personal life in media. There are some rumors that David might be gay and has a boyfriend but his partner has not been revealed in the public. Standing tall at the height of five feet and ten inch, David Muir holds American Citizenship and he is of white ethnicity.