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David Muir Biography

 
Bio:
David Muir is an Emmy-award winning journalist for ABC News. Muir is the anchor and managing editor of ABC World News Tonight with David Muir and co-anchor of ABC's 20/20. For more than a decade, Muir has reported from international hotspots around the world including Beirut, Tehran, Tahrir Square, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
David Muir is an Emmy-award winning journalist for ABC News. Muir is the anchor and managing editor of ABC World News Tonight with David Muir and co-anchor of ABC's 20/20. For more than a decade, Muir has reported from international hotspots around the world including Beirut, Tehran, Tahrir Square, ... (read complete bio)

David Muir is an Emmy-award winning journalist for ABC News. Muir is the anchor and managing editor of ABC World News Tonight with David Muir and co-anchor of ABC's 20/20. For more than a decade, Muir has reported from international hotspots around the world including Beirut, Tehran, Tahrir Square, Mogadishu, Gaza, Fukushima, and the Syrian border. Muir's reporting overseas has earned top honors including the Edward R. Murrow award for hard news and the Society of Professional Journalists award for excellence in journalism.

Muir's exclusive interviews generate global headlines. He landed the first interview with President Donald Trump after his inauguration. Muir also secured the exclusive interview with President Barack Obama during the former President's historic trip to Cuba, and the exclusive sit-down with Pope Francis inside the Vatican. Muir moderated a historic town hall, Pope Francis and the People. He earned an Emmy for his work moderating a town hall with President Barack Obama, The President and the People: A National Conversation, about race, policing, and efforts to bridge the divide.

Muir has reported numerous award-winning primetime specials for ABC News. Most recently, he reported Breaking Point: Heroin in America and Flashpoint: Refugees in America.

A magna cum laude graduate of Ithaca College, Muir attended the Institute on Political Journalism at Georgetown University and studied at the University of Salamanca in Spain.