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6 Surprising Facts About American Journalist David Muir That You Need To Know

Mahammad Arsad shekh Thu Jun, 2017
6 Surprising  Facts About American Journalist David Muir That You Need To Know

David Muir is one of the names which is always on headlines. Muir is an American Journalist for ABC broadcast television network. He currently appears as the anchor of ABC World News Tonight.  

You might have learned a lot about this 43-year-old handsome hunk, but here we have brought to you the six most amazing facts about him that you need to know. So, let's get started.

1) Sexual Orientation: Gay or Not?

It was the talk of the year 2015 when the rumor surfaced about David Muir being gay. This rumor was added with support after he was spotted along with his co-worker Gio Benitez holding hands and going to gay bars.

However, the rumors faded after they apparently minimized their appearance in public. Besides, the rumor is still a mystery. No one exactly knows if the journalist really is gay.

Also, Read - How much is David Muir net worth? Know about his Salary, Career, and Awards

Hope someday David addresses the matter revealing to the world the truth about his sexual orientation.

2) Gay Rumor Spread, even more, when Gio Benitez Married To Tommy DiDario

People speculated David and Gio to be an item, but later on September 17, 2015, news came that Gio Benitez was engaged to Tommy DiDario. This news didn't help David Muir and his being gay was even more speculated.

"Time is what's left behind in the wake of love."

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Gio proposed Tommy in a lovely way in front of Eiffel tower. Within a year of their engagement, the couple officially got married on 16 April 2016. 

3) No Connection With John Muir

People usually think that there is some connection between the journalist David Muir and the famous naturalist John Muir as they both share the same last name. But they are being mistaken.

Though David Muir is famous for his news coverage about Yosemite National Park, He is not related to the naturalist John Muir in any case.


John Muir, who died in 1914 was a legend of the national parks initiative. John Muir had a particular affection for Yosemite, and coincidentally, apple's newest version of OS X is called Yosemite.

4) Awarded For Covering 9/11 Hijacker

9/11 was unquestionably the black day for the United States. David Muir was a part of the team that traced the path of the hijackers to cover them. At that time every news channel honored him for his brilliant work. He was awarded by Prestigious Edward R. Murrow Journalism for covering 9/11 hijackers.

Here’s what ABC News wrote about David Muir's award-winning coverage;

Prior to joining ABC News, Muir distinguished himself as an award-winning anchor and correspondent for WCVB-TV, the ABC affiliate in Boston…

While in Boston, Muir was part of the team that received the regional Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting and Associated Press honors for his work tracing the path of the September 11th hijackers. His anchoring and reporting of breaking news in Boston earned top honors from the Associated Press.

5) Brat Pitt of News Anchors

A few years back in 2009, TMZ declared David Muir to be the “Brat Pitt of News Anchors.” It's not Brad Pitt guys, it's Brad Pitt.

David's handsome personality made him pretty popular among female viewers. However, his handsome personality is not the only character that made girls crazy for him.


David Muir is a complete package of talent, hard work, and confidence which are the essential ingredient for a person to be a world-renowned journalist.

David holds a degree from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. Not only this, but David is also fluent in Spanish. David Muir has coverage of events in various Politico cites: Haiti, Fukushima, Tahrir Square Somalia, and Mogadishu stands as the highlights of his professional career.

6) Took Over from Diane Sawyer

In 2014, ABC News Channel decided to replace the former ABC World News anchor Diane Sawyer. Here's the video in which you can see David Muir talking about his takeover of ABC World News.

Muir took over the anchoring duties of Diane Sawyer on ABC World News on the 1st of September 2014. David is the substitute anchor and weekend anchor of the program. Besides, he appeared on other numerous ABC news programs including 20/20.

David also worked as the lead correspondent covering the 2012 Presidential election. In addition, David reported the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.

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