A familiar face for ABC News followers, David Muir has a reputation that encapsulates his outstanding skills and adorable personality.

He serves as the lead anchor of World News Tonight, co-anchors the ABC News magazine 20/20, and is a part of the news department of the ABC broadcast television network, based in New York City.

His professional life is an open book but the same cannot be said about his personal life.

Here get acquainted with his personal life, relationship status, parents, and ethnicity.

Muir's Relationship Status

Muir's fans from all across the world want to know his relationship status. However, there is no information or even hint on his personal life.


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The ABC News anchor has never penned a word about his dating status on his social media. He has also never shared such details on any of his interviews. Because of that, it is difficult to know if the experienced journalist is married to a wife or still single.

The only thing on the internet that connects Muir with even the word 'love' is a blog written by Kate Dries for Jezebel. Dries have referred to Muir as her boyfriend in the article titled "Report Indicates My Boyfriend David Muir Is a 'Monster'."

Rumors of Him Being Gay

Since Muir, age 47, has never affirmed having a girlfriend or a wife himself, many started speculating that he could be a closeted gay.

His sexuality's topic attained more attention when rumors of him being in a relationship with ABC reporter, Gio Benitez, surfaced on the internet in 2015.

The reason for those rumors is just baseless as well — because according to Heavy, fans speculated they were dating on the basis of spotting them together on more than one occasion.

But once the reporter Benitez got engaged to his boyfriend, Tommy DiDario, on September 17, 2015, the talks ended. Benitez and his boyfriend DiDario officially married on April 16, 2016.


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That being said, Muir, himself, has never denied or accepted any rumors related to his sexuality and personal life.

Named One of People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive

It is clearly evident why many are curious to learn about the relationship status of ABC anchor Muir. Well, his charming personality tends to make people grow fondness towards him.

Adding to that, Muir was also named one of People magazine's Sexiest Men Alive in 2014, along with Good Morning America contributor, Tim Tebow, and GMA part-time correspondent, Michael Strahan.

That list also included famous Hollywood names such as Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, and Idris Elba.

Muir's Bio: Father Was a Veteran Army

Muir was born on November 8, 1973, in Syracuse, New York. He holds an American nationality and speaks Arabic and Spanish fluently.

The ABC anchor graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism in May 1995.

His father's name is Ronald Muir while his mother's name is Pat Mills. He also has an older sister named Rebecca Muir in his family.


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Muir timely shows his affection towards his parents and family members through his Instagram account. He even commemorates his late father and his dedication towards the states as a veteran army.

Practiced News Casting from a Young Age

Muir's volubility in broadcasting news comes from years of practice.

He was just a child when he started reading out news from a cardboard box in his family home. He even bought a cassette recorder from his allowances at RadioShack and began interviewing people he knew - mostly his sister's teenage friends.

He even made excuses with his friends to watch 6 p.m. news every day. 


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He followed his passion and pursued Political Journalism at Georgetown University. He completed his further studies at the University of Salamanca in Spain.

He started his career in his hometown through the WTVH-TV. Five years later, he shifted to the WCVB-TV in Boston and reported from Iraq and Florida.

In 2003, the Syracuse native joined ABC News as the anchor for World News Now. His expertise on the field helped him secure the post of the lead correspondent.

The Emmy-award-winning anchor co-anchored ABC's 20/20 from 2013 and became the sole host and the managing director of World News Tonight with David Muir from 2014.

Thanks to his outstanding performance, he got the authority to lead the breaking news and special event coverage for ABC News in February 2021. Before him, the responsibility was being handled by another veteran ABC News anchor, George Stephanopoulos, under the title "chief anchor."

His Salary & Net Worth

One of the significant ABC News' anchors, Muir uses an emotional point of view to share stories. No wonder he attracts enormous ratings.

In 2018 alone, his show World News Tonight with David Muir topped the ratings for 26 straight weeks.


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Moreover, in the last week of April 2020, his show garnered an average audience of 10.5 million viewers - making it the most-watched show for the week.

As a prominent figure in journalism, he earns an annual salary of $5 million, which contributes to his net worth of $20 million.