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Muir is an American journalist and the anchor of ABC World News Tonight and co-anchor of the ABC News magazine 20/20, part of the news department of the ABC broadcast-television network, based in New York City. Muir previously served as the weekend anchor and primary substitute anchor on ABC's World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer succeeding her on September 1, 2014. At ABC News, Muir has won multiple Emmy and Edward R. Murrow awards for his national and international journalism.

According to the Tyndall Report, Muir's news reporting received the most airtime in 2012 and 2013. He has become one of the most visible journalists in America. As of 2019, World News Tonight with David Muir has become the most watched newscast in the United States.

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ABC News Live Announces New Hours of Weekday Programming

ABC News’ Kayna Whitworth will anchor from 5:00-7:00 p.m. EDT, joining the powerhouse team of Linsey Davis in the evenings, Kyra Phillips in the afternoons, and Diane Macedo in the mornings. ABC News Live provides live coverage of breaking news, up-to-the-minute reports, interviews and in-depth special programming.

20/20 to Feature Interview With Woman at the Center of a Deadly Love Triangle

The episode also contains interviews with Chuck and Judy Miller, Bruce’s brother and sister-in-law; Mike Cassaday, Cassaday’s brother; Charlene Cassaday, Cassaday’s mother; James Cassaday, Cassaday’s son; Kevin Shanlian, the lead detective in the case; Marcie Mabry, Genesee County assistant prosecutor; John Hutchinson, and more.

A New '20/20' Reports on the Shocking Student Murders in Idaho

A new two-hour “20/20,” with reporting by ABC News correspondent Kayna Whitworth, provides a comprehensive look at the case and covers the latest details, including a deep dive into the recently unsealed affidavit. Just weeks ago, a shocking break in the case occurred when authorities arrested Bryan Kohberger.

WORLD NEWS TONIGHT Is the #1 Program on All of U.S. Television in Total Viewers

“World News Tonight with David Muir” ranked as the No. 1 program of the week in Total Viewers (8.903 million) and Adults 25-54 (1.562 million) on all of broadcast and cable (excluding sports) during the week of Dec. 19, 2022, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.

Scoop: THE YEAR: 2022 on ABC - Monday, December 26, 2022

Get all the scoop on THE YEAR: 2022, airing on ABC on Monday, December 26, 2022!

ABC Announces 2022 Holiday Programming Schedule

Two dazzling specials featuring some of the biggest names in music will bring melodies in December: “A Very Backstreet Christmas” celebrates the holidays with The Backstreet Boys, and “Finding Harmony” is an uplifting story featuring EGOT winner John Legend and David Brown, founder of the Columbus-based Harmony Project in Ohio.

LIVE With Kelly & Ryan Scores 6-Week High in Viewers

Wednesday’s broadcast of “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (on 7/20/22) marked the show’s most-watched telecast (2.287 million) on any day in 1 month — since Monday, 6/20/22. Wednesday’s episode featured news anchor David Muir, actress Bailee Madison and dermatologist Dr. Doris Day.

20/20 Announces MYSTERY IN MEMPHIS Documentary on Lorenzen Wright

Following Billy Ray Turner’s conviction in the murder trial of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright, “20/20” reports on the case that haunted Wright’s family and the city of Memphis, Tennessee, for years after authorities discovered Wright’s body in a field beside a road. The documentary includes Sherra Wright-Robinson, Deborah Marion, and more.

New 20/20 Special Reports On Unprecedented Case That Put Michelle Carter Behind Bars

The program includes audio from the police’s interview with Carter, text messages between Roy and Carter and interviews with individuals who were close to the couple. “20/20” also features footage from the new Hulu series “The Girl from Plainville,” based on the case and starring Elle Fanning as Carter.

The ADAPT Leadership Awards Raises Over $800,000 For ADAPT Community Network

The ADAPT Leadership Awards took place on March 10th at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. The Gala celebrated the 75th Anniversary of the non-profit organization, formerly called United Cerebral Palsy of New York City (UCP of NYC).

ABC News Announces Special Coverage of the 2022 State of the Union Address by President Joe Biden & Republican Response

“World News Tonight” anchor David Muir will lead the network’s coverage from Washington, D.C., with ABC News’ powerhouse political team, including “ABC News Live Prime” anchor Linsey Davis, chief White House correspondent Cecilia Vega, chief Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl, and more.

Ali Stroker, LaChanze & More To Be Honored At The ADAPT Leadership Awards

he ADAPT Community Network Board of Directors announced today the 2022 honorees for the ADAPT Leadership Awards, which will take place on Thursday, March 10th, 2022, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.

Scoop: Coming Up on THE YEAR: 2021 on ABC - Monday, December 27, 2021

Get all the scoop on THE YEAR: 2021, airing on ABC on Monday, December 27, 2021!

ABC News Announces THE YEAR: 2021 Prime-time Special

With the country still fighting COVID-19, a groundbreaking inauguration, the Capitol insurrection, and continued protests for racial justice, 2021 proved to be a year unlike any other in modern-day history. The special will feature David Muir, George Stephanopoulos, Lara Spencer, Jimmie Allen, actress Ryan Michelle Bathe, Kevin Frazier, and more.

Alec Baldwin to Sit Down With George Stephanopoulos For Interview Following RUST Shooting

ABC News announced today on “Good Morning America” that co-anchor George Stephanopoulos has the first exclusive interview with actor Alec Baldwin, following the deadly shooting on the set of the film “Rust.” A following episode of '20/20' will detail the events of the deadly shooting after the interview.

Scoop: SOMETHING'S COMING: WEST SIDE STORY - A SPECIAL EDITION OF 20/20 on ABC - Sunday, December 5, 2021

Get all the scoop on SOMETHING’S COMING: WEST SIDE STORY - A SPECIAL EDITION OF 20/20, airing on ABC on Sunday, December 5, 2021! Plus, watch a trailer for the new film now!

ABC News Announces Coverage of the 2021 Election on Tuesday, November 2

“World News Tonight” anchor David Muir will lead coverage for the network’s special reports on results, 'Good Morning America' correspondents Stephanie Ramos and Kenneth Moton report from polling places in Virginia, “Nightline” with co-anchor Juju Chang will report on the high-stakes gubernatorial race.


The special coverage will reflect on all that happened since that tragic morning and feature the live ceremony taking place in lower Manhattan. Other interviews, specials, and documentaries will be released throughout the week.

20/20 Presents a Two-Hour Program on Rebecca Schaeffer

The two-hour “20/20” events air Fridays from 9:01-11:00 p.m. EDT on ABC and are available to stream on ABC News digital platforms and Hulu. David Sloan is senior executive producer, and Janice Johnston is executive producer.

ABC News Announces Special Coverage of President Biden's First Trip Overseas

ABC NewsOne, the affiliate news service of ABC News, will provide live coverage with reporting from Travers. NewsOne provides news content and services for more than 200 ABC affiliates and international news partners. 

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