David Muir Age, Height, Education, Sister, Girlfriend, Wiki

David Muir was born on 8 November 1973 to a Roman Catholic family in Syracuse, New York, United States. Today, he is best known as the anchor and managing editor of ABC World News.

Over the course of time, he has reported several times bravely under harsh conditions. For the same reason, he has won some prestigious awards. He also won the CINE Golden Eagle Award for his report on the heroin crisis in America.


NameDavid Muir
Real NameDavid Jason Muir
ProfessionAnchor and Journalist
Personal Life
Date of Birth8 November 1973
Age (as of 2021)48 Years
BirthplaceSyracuse, New York, United States
HometownUnited States
Zodiac SignScorpio
SchoolOnondaga Central Junior-Senior High School
College/UniversityIthaca College, Georgetown University, The University of Salamanca in Spain.
Educational QualificationB.A. degree in Journalism
Physical Stats
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in feet inches- 5'11"
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 76 kg
in pounds- 168 lbs
Eye colourBrown
Hair colourBrown
AwardsThe honorary Doctor of Media degree
Relationships & Affairs
Martial StatusUnmarried
ParentsFather- Ronald Muir
Mother- Pat Mills
SiblingsSister- Rebecca Muir
Net Worth [approx.]$8 million
Social Media

Early Life & Family

David Muir was born on 8 November 1973 to a Roman Catholic family in Syracuse, New York, where he was raised by his father, Ronald Muir, and his mother, Pat Mills.

He spent his childhood in Onondaga Hill and has one older sibling and two younger step-siblings. His sister’s name is Rebecca Muir.

He always loved to watch the ABC News flagship program each night with his family as a child. He is not only fluent in English but also in Spanish.


David Muir attended the Onondaga Central Junior-Senior High School and graduated from the school in 1991. Later, he participated at the local Ithaca College and graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. degree in Journalism.

In addition to that, he interned at WTVH-TV in Syracuse, during his high school. Over time, he has studied in a number of universities.

To pursue one semester, he went on to the Institute on Political Journalism at the Fund for American Studies at Georgetown University, and for another semester, he went abroad at the University of Salamanca in Spain with the Institute for the International Education of Students.


In the initial days of his career, David Muir worked as an anchor and a reporter at WTVH-TV in Syracuse, New York. In this period, his reports from Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip, and later, during the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin helped him progress in his career and earned him top honors.

Moreover, The Syracuse Press Club recognized Muir as the anchor of the “Best Local Newscast”. He worked for roughly six years, from 1994 to 2000, and then he switched to WCVB television, where he worked from 2000 to 2003.

It was during this period that he won the regional Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting.

David Muir’s career progressed even more as he joined ABC News in August 2003. He worked as an anchor of the overnight news program World News Now. A few years later, he also co-anchored the news magazine Primetime.

As time passed, he was credited with a rise in the ratings for his intellectual reports and broadcasts. Finally, in March 2013, he was promoted to co-anchor ABC’s 20/20 with Elizabeth Vargas. In 2005, when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, he was inside the state, reporting the situation live. 

Similarly, he reported from the Israeli-Lebanon border in October 2006 on the Israeli war with Hezbollah and from Ukraine, more than two decades after the Chernobyl nuclear accident.

In January 2013, Muir reported from inside Iran, leading up to the nuclear talks. In addition to that, he was the first Western Journalist to report from Mogadishu, Somalia, during the famine.

While Muir was reporting from Mogadishu, he and his team came under fire; however, they managed to come back safely. For this, he got the Edward R. Murrow Award in 2013.

In November 2012, Muir served as one of ABC’s lead correspondents for the 2012 U.S. Presidential election.

His interviews with Republican candidate Mitt Romney gained National attention and highlighted the real issues of economics and immigration policy in the United States. He has reported and unfolded humanitarian cases several times, at times of crisis.

This shows us that he is courageous and fears none. This attitude of his has earned him an unmatched name and fame worldwide. 

Relationship, Girlfriend, Wife

When it comes to relationships and children, David Muir is quite secretive and so he hasn’t revealed any information regarding the same. This has convinced various sources that he is not married till now.

The lack of information about this has made some fans speculate and even believe him to be gay! However, these are only rumors and have not been confirmed yet.

Physical Appearance

Talking about physical appearance, David Muir has a good height and stands at an average height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m). He has brown eyes and brown hair.

Net Worth

Through years of hard work and effort in the right direction, David Muir has accumulated a total wealth of about $25 million. He has earned a good deal of money while working at ABC World News Tonight. According to reports, he earns $8 mіllіоn annually.

Interesting Facts about David Muir

  • Although he has earned a Doctorate, he doesn’t like to be called a Dr. 
  • He regrets not covering D-Day.
  • Sometimes, he does freak out during intense interviews.
  • He spent most of his childhood vacations at WTVH-TV 5.
  • Anchoring requires exceptional public speaking skills, and David Muir appears to be a master of this skill.

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