David Jason Muir simply known as ‘David Muir’ is an American television journalist and presenter. David is best recognized for his work as an anchor for ABC News‘ popular show ABC World News Tonight with David Muir and 20/20

 David presents the latest news on the ABC Network

Early Life and Education

This widely recognizable television presenter of ABC News, David Muir puts his first step in this world on 8th November, 1973 in Syracuse, New York. David is of American nationality. David Muir completed high school from Onondaga Central Junior-Senior High School in 1991. After completion of high school education, he joined Ithaca College, where he majored in Journalism. While studying at Ithaca College, he also attended Institute on Political Journalism at Fund for American Studies at Georgetown University.

David and sister Rebecca in a photo from their childhood

Regarding his personal life, David Muir has not provided much information, leading us to believe that he likes to keep his life private. Many online sites reported that he was gay. Some reports claim that he got married to his longtime boyfriend named Sean. David was believed to be dating boyfriend Sean from a long time. As of now, the dashing journalist is believed to be living with boyfriend Sean. David has never confirmed or denied these reports, leading to lots of speculation. The 45-year-old presenter has garnered the attention of his viewers with his charming presence. He was voted as one of the Sexiest Man Alive in 2014 by People magazine.

 The handsome presenter looks out at the city of Amman in Jordan

David Muir Career Growth

Favorite news presenter of million people, David started his journalism career by working as an anchor and reporter at the New York based television station WTVH in 1995. David served the network as anchor and reporter for five years. While working at WTVH, he reported from many places like Jerusalem, Israel and the infamous ‘Gaza Strip’. His work as anchor at WTVH gained him the title of ‘Best Local Newscast’ by the Syracuse Press Club. David was frequently voted ‘Best Local News Anchors’ in Syracuse. 

 David covers the latest on the Syrian war on ABC

In the year 2000, David Muir started working for Boston based television station WCVB. After serving three years at WCBV television, he became associated with ABC News from where his life changed. In August 2003, David started working as an anchor for the news show called World News Now. Once again, his work as an anchor gained him wide appreciation and recognition in the journalism world. In the year 2012, David was named as an anchor of World News with David Muir. In 2013, he got promoted to work as co-anchor of the show 20/20. While working for ABC News, David has covered report from many news events such as the Invasion of Iraq, U.S. Presidential election of 2012 and Iran. 

The presenter reports from a battlefield, wearing full body armor

On 1st September, 2014, David Muir was appointed as anchor and managing editor of ABC News show ABC World News Tonight. The show became very popular in the United States. In April, 2015 the show was the country’s most watched news show. The show has seen considerable success, David still hosts both ABC World News Tonight and 20/20

Muir’s Net Worth

 David presents the news on his news show

As of 2019, David Muir has accumulated total net worth amount of $7 million dollars. This sum is set to increase drastically as his annual salary is estimated to be around $5 million. This makes David one of the wealthiest news anchors in the world and one of the most successful in ABC history. He joins the ranks of other industry veterans like Katie Couric, Megyn Kelly and Chris Cuomo, all of whom are highly sought after anchors.


Throughout his career, David Muir has achieved well deserved fame and success. On 13th March, 2015 David was honored with honorary Doctor of Letters Degree. On 8th May, 2015 he was honored with Doctor of Media Degree. For more news and recent updates, his fans can follow him on his twitter account @DavidMuir