Last Updated: 13 Jan, 2023 | Views: 102
Other Profession(s): Anchor, Television Presenter
Higher Education: Ithaca College (BA)
David Jason Muir is a journalist from the United States who serves as the co-anchor of ABC News magazine 20/20 and the host of ABC World News Tonight. He is located in New York City and works for the ABC broadcast television network's news division. Before Diane Sawyer took over on September 1, 2014, Muir was the weekend anchor and main reserve anchor on ABC's World News Tonight. During his career at ABC News, Muir won numerous national, regional, and international awards, including two Edward R. Murrow Awards.
From 1994 to 2000: Muir served as a journalist and an anchor for Syracuse, New York's WTVH-TV.
From 2000 to 2003: Muir worked for WCVB television in Boston as an anchor and reporter.
In 2003: He joined ABC News as anchor of World News Now, the overnight news program.
In 2005: Muir was at the New Orleans Superdome when Hurricane Katrina made landfall, and he remained in the city to document the developing humanitarian disaster.
In 2021: He became ABC News' lead anchor for breaking news and special events.
Achievements and Awards:
In 2013: His reporting earned him the Edward R. Murrow Award.
In 2016: He got the CINE Golden Eagle Award for his best reporting.
In 2022: Muir spoke at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, as part of the commencement address.
Muir reported the greatest earthquake to strike Peru in 20 years in 2007. Importantly, He reported on the 2006 Israeli-Hezbollah war even as the Hamas Coup occurred in Gaza.
In 2014, People Magazine named David Muir one of the sexiest men alive.