David Muir is best known as an ABC anchor and journalist who works in an acclaimed TV News show World News Tonight, where he succeeded Diane Sawyer as anchor and managing editor in 2014.
Additionally, he is also popular as the host of “20/20”. He replaced Chris Cuomo as the host on the ABC show, which covers diverse content but mainly focuses on the news and world issues.
The 46-year-old journalist started his career in 1994 on WTVH television. From then on, he has gone on to become one of the best paid and respected journalists in the world.
How Much Is The Net Worth Of David Muir In 2020? Salary And Income Sources
ABC reporter David Muir has a net worth of $8 million as of March 2020. The majority of his amassed wealth is thanks to a stellar career in journalism, most notably in ABC News.
As one of the richest journalists in the world, Muir has a hefty salary of $5 million per year according to various online sources.
The reporter base salary might be increased with bonuses and incentives for his acclaimed work on the field. On average, an anchor in the ABC News collects salary of $87,153 per year.
Muir’s prominence in such a lucrative payroll dates back to his experiences in WCVB-TV, where he worked for 2000 to 2003 & was recognized with Edward R. Murrow Award.
Prior to WCVB, he had 5 years at WTVH (1995-2000) as anchor & reporter in Syracuse, New York.
According to Payscale, based on experiences, a news anchor can earn in the range of $41k – $114K per year at WCVB-TV.
What About His Houses And Cars?
The millionaire anchor bought a $7 million house in 3406 West Lake Road, Skaneateles, New York, USA. According to Syracuse, Muir agreed to a $3.5 million mortgage document.
Muir’s estate is spread over 4,300-square feet, and overall, the property is spread over 6 acres. It is a historic home built in 1890.
As one of the most hardworking reporters in the world, David started his career when he was just 13 years. He was looking for an internship and contacted at the network WTVH, getting his first professional experience there as a teenager.
He reported on various events like the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and the crisis surrounding it. The network employed Muir from 1994 to 2000.
After this, he joined WCVB TV and became a reporter and anchor for WCVB television in Boston until 2003. At the network, the journalist’s work made him famous, and critics also started praising him and won the regional Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting.
He was also awarded the National Headliner Award, and Associated Press honors for his coverage of the hijackers of the September 11, 2001, attacks.
As of 2020, he has been voted the most-watched news anchor for three consecutive years.
Work With ABC News
Muir joined ABC News in August 2003 as an anchor of the overnight news program World News Now. He then slowly became a prominent name in anchoring and reporting. His dedication to his work got him a promotion as he became the anchor of ABC’s early morning newscast World News This Morning (America This Morning).
By February 2012, David became weekend newscaster of World News with David Muir.
In March 2013, the American news anchor got to work in ABC’s 20/20 alongside Elizabeth Vargas (2004- 2018), replacing Chris Cuomo. Currently, he co-hosts the TV news-magazine show with Amy Robach (2018- Present).
He covered some of the biggest news in the world during the initial phase of his career at ABC news, like the destruction of Hurricane Katrina.
The New York native also frequently publishes lengthy reports on various world events. One of his best-known reports was his 2008 report on the Chernobyl crisis in Ukraine (1986).
Similarly, he also made reports on the gun culture of America, the heroin crisis (for which he won a CINE Golden Eagle Award for reporting), etc. He also became immensely popular for acting as a correspondent for the 2012 presidential elections.
Charity And Philanthropy
David Muir is actively involved in various charities and various charitable organizations. He supports over 17 charities, including Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Doctors Without Borders, Celebrity Fight Night Foundation, etc.
The star journalist is also involved with Make-A-Wish Foundation. Among the causes he supports are the fight against abuse, adoption, fostering, orphans, etc.
Instagram And Twitter Earnings
David Muir (davidmuirabc) has over 383k followers on Instagram as of February 2020. His account generates anywhere from $1,148.25 to $1,913.75 per post made on the social media platform.
Similarly, on Twitter, he has over 764.9k followers; his account generates around $2,295 – $2,805 per tweet according to Webfluential.
David Muir was born David Jason Muir on November 8, 1973, in Syracuse, New York, U.S. to Pat Mills and Ronald Muir. He has a sister named Rebecca Muir. He watched ABC news while growing up, which later fueled his love for journalism.
Muir went to Onondaga Central Junior-Senior High School and graduated in May 1991. Then he joined Park School of Communications at Ithaca College. He got his Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism in May 1995.
Relationship Status-Gay Rumors
There have been numerous rumors that Muir is gay; in fact, the reporter has been linked to other male colleagues several times. The rumors have not been confirmed or denied.
He was linked to Gio Benitez, who is his colleague at ABC. Both of them have opted for silence when asked about the rumors.
In a similar fashion, he was also falsely linked to another colleague Kelly Ripa. Then in deputy editor at Jezebel, Kate Dries also claimed she was dating David Muir. Muir has not confirmed the rumors.