Weekend Anchor, "World News with David Muir" Co-Anchor, "20/20"
David Muir is an Emmy award-winning anchor and correspondent for ABC News based in New York. He is the weekend anchor for the flagship ABC News broadcast "World News" and co-anchor of the ABC newsmagazine "20/20."
Muir reports from the scene of major news events around the world. Most recently, Muir anchored five hours of live coverage of the unfolding tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut before leaving to report from the scene. Overseas, Muir was the first American journalist to report from Mogadishu, Somalia on the worst famine of a generation coming under fire while reporting from the war-torn city. He earned a prestigious Edward R. Murrow for those reports.
Muir reported from Tahrir Square during the revolution in Egypt, and from Fukushima, Japan following the tsunami and nuclear accident. Here at home, Muir reported from Aurora after the movie theatre shootings, from Joplin, Missouri in the hours after the deadly tornado and from Tucson after the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
In 2012, Muir served as a lead correspondent on the 2012 Presidential election. His interviews with presidential candidate Mitt Romney often generated headlines well beyond ABC News.
In addition, Muir is a principal substitute anchor for "World News with Diane Sawyer," where his Emmy-nominated series 'Made In America' has become a hallmark of Sawyer's broadcast.
Muir joined ABC News in August 2003 as anchor of the overnight news program "World News Now" and quickly moved on to become one of the network's lead correspondents on domestic and international news. Muir has reported from across the globe, including Egypt, China, the Middle East, South America, Eastern Europe, South Africa and throughout the United States. Muir has anchored his "World News" broadcasts from Cairo to Jerusalem, from London to Beijing.
In November 2010, Muir traveled to China with Sawyer to report on the second largest economy in the world. Muir joined Sawyer as she anchored "World News" from Shanghai and Beijing. In the summer of 2010, Muir made four trips to the Gulf to cover the BP oil spill. In January 2010, Muir reported from Haiti after the devastating earthquake. Muir has returned to Haiti multiple times since the earthquake hit, uncovering attacks on women and the unfolding mental health crisis in Port au Prince.
In April 2009, Muir teamed up with Sawyer for a primetime hour on guns in America. In March 2009, his reporting on "20/20" revealed the growing ranks of homeless children in America. During the 2008 presidential election, Muir was part of the network's "Vote 2008" coverage, reporting and anchoring from Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina and reporting from Ohio on Election Night. Muir reported from Pennsylvania Avenue on Inauguration Day.
Overseas, in August 2008, Muir reported on the aftermath of the earthquake that devastated China's Sichuan Province. Muir reported from the Israeli-Lebanon border in August 2006, where he covered the Israeli war with Hezbollah. He was also in Gaza in June 2007 to cover the Hamas coup, reporting from inside the Gaza Strip. In August 2007, he was sent to Peru to cover the worst earthquake in that country in more than 35 years, and in March 2008, he reported from Ukraine more than two decades after the Chernobyl nuclear accident.
Muir anchored and reported from the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver and the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.