Quick Facts of David Muir

  • Full NameDavid Muir
  • Net Worth$7.5 Million
  • ProfessionReporter
  • Active Year1995

David Muir is an Emmy Award-winning American journalist as well as the anchor of the nightly news show, ‘World News Tonight with David Muir’. Similarly, in 2014, the People’s Magazine listed him as the Sexiest Men Alive.

David Muir is also praised for his exclusive interview with the former president Barack Obama during his trip to Cuba. There are a lot of interviews which made David the eye of the media, so, how much net worth did he garnered from his career? What about his personal life? Know everything about David Muir in the article below.

Who is David Muir? Early Life

Muir was born in Syracuse, New York, and grew up on Onondaga Hill. He has an elder sister, Rebecca Muir, three nieces, and one nephew. In May 1991, he graduated from Onondaga Central Junior-Senior High School.

A child of a divorced parent, Mills and Ronald Muir, David grew up in Syracuse, N.Y. While he was a kid, he used to watch the “family” news and looked at Peter Jennings from ABC, to imagine who was going to be the “person of the week”.

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David Muir.
David Muir’s Childhood Picture. Image Source – Instagram.

At the age of 12, Muir sent letter to Ron Curtisanchorman of Syracuse, asking for guidance on how to get into the company. Later on that summer, hwas invited to intern at WTVH-TV. Furthermore, Muir attended Georgetown University and studied political journalism. Additionally, he also went to the University of Salamanca in Spain. 

Know About The Career of David Muir

David started his career in 1995 when he worked as an anchor and reporter for WTVH television at Syracuse until 2000. Moreover, the ABC hired him as an anchor for the night program, “World News Now”, in 2003 and soon became a lead correspondent.

He quickly received attention after reporting the Katrina hurricane. As Katrina struck, Muir was inside the New Orleans Super Dome in September 2005 and reported on the unfolding humanitarian crisis. In addition, David also reported from the Israeli-Lebanon frontier in October 2006 and continued to cover the Hamas Coup from inside the Gaza Strip in March 2007.

Fight For Famine.
David Muir Covering Fight Famine. Image Source – Instagram.

In May 2009, he stated the 20/20  revealed substantial rise in the number of homeless kids in America. Furthermore, he gained Press Honors by tracing hijackers engaged in the September 11, 2001 incident. He also served as ABC’s lead correspondents for the Presidential election in 2012. 

David was honored with Edward R. Murrow Award in 2013, for his reporting. He also became the first journalist to report from Mogadishu, Somalia on the famine.

David Muir and Donald Trump.
David Muir Interviewing President Donald Trump. Image Source – DC Statesman.

So far in his career, he interviewed with President Donald Trump, about the voter fraud, Waterboarding, border wall, and much much more. In Trump’s first interview, he tells Muir that Mexico would pay for the proposed border wall and transactions between the two countries will begin soon.

How Much Is His Net Worth? Know About His Salary

David Muir has a net worth of $7.5 million dollars as of 2019. He accumulated this hefty amount of wealth from his successful career as a reporter. David is a familiar face when it comes to the world of journalism.

It was obvious that he is worth a million as he started his career since 1995 and is flourishing ever since. He makes an annual salary of $5 million. In 2014, he was the highest paid reporter in the journalism world.

Is David Muir Gay? Know About His Relationship Status, Rumors, and Controversies

The sexuality and the relationship status of David have always ended with a question mark. However, he is rumored to be gay. The rumors circulated about David visiting gay clubs with his colleague Gio Benitez who is also a famous journalist.

David and Gio Benitez.
David and Gio Benitez. Image Source – Married Biography.

When the rumor was in its hype, Gio got married to his boyfriend Tommy Didario and it got a lot more complicated about David’s sexuality. He himself has neither confirmed nor denied about his sexuality until now. It’s still a mystery to his fans throughout the world.

On the other hand, Muir has also disclosed about liking his female colleague Kelly Ripa. He came in the headline when he uploaded a picture of kelly kissing him with a confusing caption.

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david and kelly.
Kelly Ripa Kissing David Muir. Image Source – Eceleb-Gossip.

David wrote,

“It worked. I’ll do it. Live w Kelly first thing in the am. (I would have said yes anyway). What a way to start a week”. This caption made his fans hard to speculate whether he was talking about his professional life or was he giving a hint to everyone. Whatever it is, his relationship status still remains a mystery as he has not confirmed yet.

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