David Muir is an Emmy Award-winning journalist for ABC News based in New York. He anchors the flagship ABC News broadcast “World News Tonight with David Muir” and co-anchors the ABC newsmagazine “20/20.”
Muir reports from the scenes of major news events around the world. Most recently, he anchored World News Tonight from Havana, Cuba, following his exclusive interview with President Barack Obama on the United States’ historic move to reset relations with the country, and he reported from the Syrian border on child refugees working in Lebanon.
He led the reporting from the scene of the tornadoes in Moore, Oklahoma and the team was honored with the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award. Overseas, Muir gained rare access to the streets of Tehran leading up to the nuclear talks and he 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 an Edward R. Murrow Award for his reports.
Muir reported from Tahrir Square during the revolution in Egypt, and from Fukushima, Japan following the tsunami and nuclear accident. Here at home, he anchored for hours as the Newtown tragedy unfolded before leaving for the scene. Muir also anchored 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.
Previously, Muir served as principal substitute anchor for “World News with Diane Sawyer,” where his Emmy-nominated series, “Made in America,” became a hallmark of ABC’s evening broadcast. Muir’s dispatches from all over the world are also a regular feature on that broadcast including his recent trip to Ethiopia where he revealed an American doctor’s gift of sight to hundreds of villagers. The report drew an overwhelming response from viewers and was honored by the Society of Professional Journalists.
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. Muir interviewed First Lady Michelle Obama in South Africa after her private meeting with the late Nelson Mandela.
In February 2011, David Muir was named sole anchor of the weekend editions of the flagship broadcast “ABC World News,” and the weekend broadcasts were re-titled “ABC World News with David Muir.”
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. He 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.