David Muir Net Worth 2022 – Salary, Income, Earnings

David Muir Net Worth 

David Muir has an estimated net worth of $20 million. David Muir is an Emmy Award-winning American journalist and anchor of the nightly news show, ‘World News Tonight with David Muir.’ He’s also co-anchor of ABC News’ ’20/20.’ He earns most of his income from his journalist. 

David Muir currently anchors and manages ABC News’ World News Tonight with David Muir. In September 2014, he took over for Diane Sawyer. He also co-hosts 20/20 with Amy Robach.

Muir has been with ABC News since August 2003, first as a weekend anchor and chief substitute for Sawyer on World News Tonight in 2011 and then as a co-anchor of 20/20 in 2013. Prior to joining the national network, he worked at WCVB in Boston and WTVH in Syracuse.

To calculate the net worth of David Muir, subtract all his liabilities from his total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity he has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets. All debts, such as personal loans and mortgages, are included in total liabilities.

Here’s the breakdown of his net worth:

Name: David Muir
Net Worth: $20 Million
Monthly Income: $300 Thousand
Annual Salary: $5 Million per year
Source of Wealth: Journalist

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Early Life

David Muir was born on November 8, 1973, in Syracuse, New York, to parents Ronald Muir and Pat Mills. From a young age, he knew he wanted to be a broadcast journalist. When he was 10, he pretended to broadcast from a cardboard box in his family’s living room. At age 12, he began taking time off from playing with his friends to watch the 6 p.m. news.

“I didn’t mind,” he said. “I always thought Peter Jennings was the James Bond of the evening news,” he told People. Muir’s determination even showed on Halloween, when he dressed up as a reporter in a trench coat.

As a young teen, he wrote a letter to WTVH Channel 5 anchor in Syracuse, Ron Curtis, asking him how he could get a job like his. “I’ll never forget that,” Muir said in an interview with Central New York Magazine. ‘Competition in television news is tough,’ he wrote. ‘The right person is always welcome. You could be the one.'”

He was 13 years old and a student at Onondaga Central Junior-Senior High School when he began his internship at WTVH. Muir plunged into the newsroom, carrying tripods for photographers and reporters in the field, tearing up scripts and delivering Coca-Colas to anchors.

“They’d a growth chart on the newsroom wall where they marked me and measured how much I’d grown, and they often joked about how many octaves my voice had gone down,” he told Jimmy Kimmel in 2017.


Muir attended Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communication, where he majored in journalism and worked as an anchor on a student newscast his freshman year. He also minored in political science, which included studies at Georgetown’s Institute on Political Journalism and an internship at the Department of Health and Human Services.

He graduated with honors in 1995 and continues to give back to his alma mater by mentoring students on a regular basis. Muir delivered the commencement address at the college in 2011. In 2015, he received an honorary doctorate, but don’t call him Dr. Muir. “People will probably want’scrips’ here in New York,” he told Vanity Fair, referring to medical prescriptions.

His roommate at Ithaca was higher education expert Jeff Selingo, author of There Is Life After College. Muir interviewed him in 2016 at a Manhattan event for the book’s release.

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Fluent in Spanish

While in college, Muir spent a semester abroad at the College of Salamanca in Spain. “That was so crucial,” he told The New York Times. “I lived with a family and attended school in Spanish.” He credits that experience with enabling him to conduct a citizen’s consultation with Pope Francis entirely in Spanish in 2015.

Since 2008, he has sponsored a scholarship for the study abroad program at Ithaca College.

Early Career

Muir returned to Syracuse’s WTVH as a reporter and anchor for five years after graduation. Following the assassination of Israel’s Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, he reported from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and the Gaza Strip. His work has been recognized by the Radio-Television News Directors Association, the Associated Press, and the Syracuse Press Club.

In 2000, he moved to a top ten market in Boston as a reporter for WCVB. There, a story he wrote about the 9/11 hijackers’ plans earned him a regional Edward R. Murrow Award.

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ABC News

Muir joined ABC News in August 2003 as the anchor of the overnight news show World News Now and quickly rose to become the network’s lead correspondent. In February 2011, he was named the sole anchor of the weekend show World News with David Muir, as well as the primary substitute for the weeknight World News with Diane Sawyer.

When Sawyer’s focus shifted to enterprise reporting and primetime specials in 2014, Muir took over the weekday newscast, renaming it World News Tonight with David Muir as both anchor and managing editor. On September 2, 2014, he made his first official broadcast.

Under Muir’s leadership, World News Tonight broke a 21-year streak and became the most-watched evening newscast, something that hadn’t happened since Jennings was at the helm. In the May 2018 ratings, the program remained the most-watched nightly newscast.

Notable Stories

One of David Muir’s most notable recent interviews was being the first to interview Donald J. Trump after his inauguration on January 25, 2017. Muir later told WCVB that the interview had been “awkward.”

Muir was the only journalist to interview President Barack Obama during his March 2016 visit to Cuba, as well as to speak with Apple CEO Tim Cook when the company and the FBI couldn’t agree on unlocking the phone of the San Bernardino shooter.

He has also conducted an interview with Pope Francis inside the Vatican and moderated a town hall with him, both in Spanish.

Muir, who isn’t afraid to get to the heart of a story, has reported from Tehran, Mogadishu, Gaza, Fukushima, Guantanamo Bay, Amman, and the Hungarian and Syrian borders.

He has also covered Olympic games, including the summer games in Beijing in 2008 and the winter games in Vancouver in 2010.

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Muir has received numerous Emmys, Edward R. Murrow awards, and Society of Professional Journalists recognition. In addition to his alma mater in 2011, Muir delivered commencement addresses at Northeastern University in 2015 and the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2018.

In 2017, he was named Citizen of the Year by Temple Adath Yeshurun in his hometown of Syracuse. He was named one of People’s Sexiest Newsmen the same year. “Listen, I remember being the nerd in middle and high school.” “I remember interviewing my sister’s friends with my microcasette recorder, so if anyone finds reporting appealing, especially in this era, then I’m grateful,” he told People.

Muir told Central New York Magazine about his career: “I believe I was always a curious child. Curiosity drives the business. It’s the wrong business if you don’t want to go out and learn about the world and see the sights. But if you do, I’ve got an incredible front-row seat.”

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