David Jason Muir is an American journalist. He is the anchor of ABC World News Tonight and co-anchor of the ABC News magazine 2020. Muir has won multiple Emmy and Edward R. Murrow awards. He was listed as one of People Magazine’s Sexiest Men Alive in 2014.
About David Muir in brief
David Jason Muir is an American journalist. He is the anchor of ABC World News Tonight and co-anchor of the ABC News magazine 2020. Muir has won multiple Emmy and Edward R. Murrow awards for his national and international journalism. In 2013, TV Week called him one of the \”12 to Watch in TV News\”. Muir was listed as one of People Magazine’s Sexiest Men Alive in 2014. He was born to a Roman Catholic family in Syracuse, New York, grew up in Onondaga Hill, and is fluent in Spanish. As a child, he watched ABC News’ flagship program each night with his family and credits longtime anchor Peter Jennings as his biggest journalistic influence. He spent a semester at the Institute on Political Journalism at the Fund for American Studies at Georgetown University and another semester abroad at the University of Salamanca in Spain with the Institute for the International Education of Students.
He graduated from Ithaca College, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism in May 1995. In August 2003, Muir joined ABC News as anchor of the overnight news program World News Now. He also became anchor ofABC News’ early morning newscast World News This Morning in June 2007. In February 2012, he became anchor for the weekend newscasts, and the broadcast was named World News with David Muir. In March 2013, he was promoted to co- Anchor ABC’s 2020 with Elizabeth Vargas. He has been silently credited with a rise in the ratings of the weekend evening broadcasts. In April 2009, David and Diane Sawyer reported about a gun shortage in America.