David Jason Muir, the anchor of ABC World News Tonight and co-anchor of the ABC News magazine 20/20, is an American journalist, news anchor, and managing editor based in New York.
There are some hot rumors about David and one of them is of him being gay. There is a lot of information to know about this guy’s career and personal life, especially about his love-life status.
Below, you’ll find out everything to know about David Muir’s personal life and career.
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Stage Name: David Muir
Full Name: David Jason Muir
Birthday: November 8, 1973
Place of Origin: Syracuse, New York City, United States
Height: 5 ft. 11 in.
Sexual Orientation: Straight Male
Profession: American Journalist, News anchor, and managing editor
Total Net Worth: $20 million
David Muir Early Life
David Muir, whose full name is David Jason Muir, was born on November 8, 1973, in Syracuse, New York, United States. He grew up in Onondaga Hill to a Roman Catholic family who speaks Spanish.
Growing up, David watched ABC News’ flagship program with his family every night. Peter Jennings, ABC World News Tonight anchor, is David’s biggest journalistic influence.
In high school, he attended Onondaga Central Junior-Senior high school. He even interned at WTVH-TV in Syracuse while still in high school. After he graduated high school, David attended local Ithaca College where he graduated Magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism in May 1995. During his college years, one of his professors commented that he had the cut of a TV Newsman. One semester, he went to the Institute on Political Journalism at the Fund for American Studies at Georgetown University. He also spent time on another semester abroad at the Institute for the International Education of Students at the University of Salamanca.
David has an older sibling and two younger siblings. He also has a total of six nieces and three nephews.
David Muir’s relationships and sexuality
David Muir is a very private person when it’s about his personal life. He is not married, and is single, living in New York. Though he is a famous journalist, David is rarely seen with female friends in public. However, there was a rumor that he was in a relationship with Kate Dries in 2015. Even though he never confirmed his relationship with Kate, Kate mentioned their relationship in an article entitled “Reports Indicates My Boyfriend David Muir Is A Monster’ back in October 2015. It was the first time when David was with a girl in the industry. In the article, Kate mentioned that David and she immediately got attached. However, there was no solid evidence to back up that David and Kate were in a relationship.
There’s not a lot of information regarding his love life which led fans to speculate about his sexuality. One of the hot rumors about David is him being gay.
In 2014, David Muir was listed on People Magazine as one of the People’s Sexiest Man alive. After a year of being listed as one of the sexiest men alive, he was rumored to be in a relationship with Gio Benitez, a fellow journalist/colleague at ABC. Fangirls of David Muir were heartbroken upon hearing this rumor. The rumor started when David and Gio were spotted by the media several times as they were hanging out at gay clubs. Gio Benitez is an openly gay journalist. The rumor went on for months. However, the rumor was only rumore because Gio Benitez is happily married to Tommy DiDario. Gio and Tommy got engaged in 2015 and got married in 2016.
The rumor of David being gay and in a relationship with another guy had been put to rest. There was no evidence to support those rumors. With his status whether he is in a relationship or married or has any kids, fans are still waiting for these questions to be answered.
David Muir Professional Career
In his WTVH television career, David worked as an anchor and reporter at WTVH-TV in Syracuse, New York, from 1994 to 2000. His reports about the 1995 assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin have earned him honors from the Radio-Television News Directors Association. The Associated Press gave David the honor for Best Enterprise Reporting and Best Television Interview. He received the Best Local Newscast by the Syracuse Press Club and also voted for the Best Local News Anchors.
In his WCVB television career, David was an anchor and reporter for WCVB television in Boston from 2000 to 2003. His investigative reports have earned him the regional Edward R. Murrow Award and National Headliner Award, and Associated Press for his work on tracing the hijackers during the attacks on September 11, 2001.
In his ABC News career, David joined the network in August 2003, as an anchor of the overnight news program World News Now. David became an anchor in the early morning newscast of ABC World News This Morning (America This Morning).
In 2006, David co-anchored the news magazine Primetime. He also became the anchor of World News Saturday in June 2007.
In February 2012, David became the presenter and editor of ABC World News with David Muir. His work has earned positive reviews and ratings. Then in March 2013, David got promoted to co-anchor of ABC’s 20/20 with Elizabeth Vargas.
David Muir Total Net Worth
David Muir has become very famous in her career for reporting from different hot spots across the United States. He has covered every significant news in the world. He has reported news from everywhere such as Kenya, Tehran, Fukushima, Egypt, South Africa, and South America.
During the presidential election in 2016, David led the Republican and Democratic primary debates. He has conducted several exclusive interviews that made headlines globally to which he obtained an exclusive interview with the former United States President Barack Obama which was during his historic visit to Cuba. He also got an exclusive interview with another former US President Donald Trump after the inauguration.
Because of all these successes, David Muir managed to save a total of $20 million of his total net worth.