What Is a Short Biography About David Muir?


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David Muir is an acclaimed American journalist and Emmy Award winner. As of May 2015, he is the host of ABC's "World News Tonight with David Muir" and the co-host of ABC's "20/20."

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Muir was born in Syracuse, New York, and graduated from the Park School of Communications at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. Before anchoring "World News Tonight," Muir covered various international and national news events, including the Egyptian revolution of 2011, the Newtown tragedy in 2012, Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill in 2010. He was also a lead political correspondent on the 2012 presidential elections, interviewing former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Muir began his journalism career as an anchor and reporter at WTVH in Syracuse, New York, earning local praise for his reports on the 1995 assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. He later moved to Boston's WCVB television, where he won an Edward R. Murrow Award for his investigation into the Sept. 11 hijackers.

Muir joined ABC in 2003 as the anchor of the program "World News Now." He also worked on ABC's "World News Saturday," "Primetime" and the weekend edition of "World News Tonight." However, it was not until Sept. 1, 2014, that Muir gave his first news broadcast as the head anchor of "World News Tonight," replacing host Diane Sawyer.

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