Is David Muir Gay?

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David Muir is one of the best American journalists and media personalities, popularly known as the anchor of the “ABC World News Tonight with David Muir”. He is also renowned as the co-anchor of the ABC News Magazine, 20/20.

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PROFILE SUMMARY

  • Name: David Muir
  • Birth Place: Syracuse, New York.
  • Age: 50s
  • Height: 5 Feet 7 Inches
  • Net Worth: Between $7 Million – $10Million.
  • Profession: Journalist
  • Marital Status: Not Available
  • Wife: Not Available
  • Children: Nt Available
  • Nationality: American

David Muir’s Early Life

His full name is David Jason Muir. He was born on November 8, 1973, in Syracuse, New York.

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David Muir was born to a Roman Catholic family in Syracuse, New York, and gee up in Onondaga Hill. His parents are Ronald Muir and Pat Mills.

David Muir’s Educational Background

David Muir attended the Roy H. Park School of Communication at Ithaca College, where he was a journalism major and an anchor on a student newscast during his freshman year.

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He also earned a minor in political science, which included studying at the Institute on Political Journalism in Georgetown and interning at the Department of Health and Human Services.

He graduated in 1995 with honors and continues giving back to his alma mater by regularly mentoring students.

Muir gave the college’s commencement speech in 2011. He was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2015, but don’t call him Dr. Muir. “Here in New York, people will probably want ‘scrips,” he told Vanity Fair, referring to medical prescriptions.

David Muir
David Muir is one of the best American journalists and media personalities, popularly known as the anchor of the “ABC World News Tonight with David Muir”.

Is David Muir Gay?

A lot of rumors circulated that David Muir is having an affair with many of his male boyfriends. Despite all those accusations, David Muir never came out to disclaimed or confirm the rumors that claim she is involved in a love relationship with his boyfriend.

In 2014 and 2015, David Muir was rumored to be dating Gio Benetiz, one of the former’s colleagues, who is now open about his homosexuality.

During that time, Benetiz was not openly gay, but he was seen most around David Muir. Muir and Benetiz also used to spend quite a lot of time together and were also spotted at gay bars on several occasions.

However, when Benetiz got engaged to his boyfriend, Tommy DiDario, in 2015, the rumors ended but the mystery of whether or not Muir is gay continues to remain still.

David Muir’s Fluency In Spanish

David Muir does not only speak the English language, he speaks Spanish too. While he was in college, Muir spent a semester studying abroad at the University of Salamanca in Spain.

Muir started at ABC News in August 2003 as the anchor of the overnight news show World News Now and then quickly became the lead correspondent for the network.

He was named the sole anchor of the weekend show World News with David Muir in February 2011, as well as being the main substitute for the weeknight World News with Diane Sawyer.

When Sawyer switched focus to enterprise reporting and primetime specials in 2014, Muir took over the weekday newscast, which was rebranded World News Tonight with David Muir, as both anchor and managing editor. His first official broadcast was on September 2, 2014.

In September 2017, under Muir’s lead, World News Tonight broke a 21-year streak and became the most-watched evening newscast, which hadn’t happened since Jennings was behind the desk. The program has continued to be the most-watched nightly newscast in the May 2018 ratings sweeps.

David Muir
In 2014 and 2015, David Muir was rumored to be dating Gio Benetiz, one of the former’s colleagues, who is now open about his homosexuality.

Awards And Achievements

One of David Muir’s biggest spotlight of his career was the interview he had with the former President of America, Donald Trump on January 25, 2017, after the President was inaugurated.

Muir was the only journalist to interview President Barack Obama during his visit to Cuba in March 2016 and to talk to Apple CEO Tim Cook when the company and the FBI didn’t agree about unlocking the San Bernardino killer’s phone.

In 2017, Temple Adath Yeshurun in his hometown of Syracuse honored him with Citizen of the Year. That same year, he was named one of People’s Sexiest Newsmen.

Muir has also won multiple Emmys, Edward R. Murrow awards, and Society of Professional Journalists honors.

David Muir’s Philanthropy Work

Not only is he known for the excellent delivery of shows but he has a heart of gold towards others.  David Muir has been sponsoring a scholarship for the study-abroad program at Ithaca College since 2008.

How Much Is David Muir Worth?

Having made quite an income from his profession as a journalist, David Muir is estimated to have a net worth between $7 million and $10 million.

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