David Muir: Details of His Relationships, Gay Rumors And Career In Journalism

News by Sahra Mishra Published on 30 May,2014 Updated on 15 Aug,2021

David Muir, an Emmy Award-winning American correspondent, and news anchor for ABC News was born in New York on November 8, 1973. There is a huge internet buzz about his sexuality. Muir appeared as a fill-in anchor in the Live with Kelly & Ryan on July 6, 2017, when regular host Ryan Seacrest was absent.

David Muir is a reclusive type, thus, has not spoken a word on his sexuality keeping it a mystery and thing of speculation to the public. This has made the people guess about his sexuality and even his marital status. Let's find out he is gay or not.

Is David Muir Gay? Know His Sexual Orientation

Famous ABC journalist and award-winning anchor David Muir's sexuality has been the most talked-about matter in recent few months. He has been regarded as gay for years, however, official authorities have spoken about his sexual orientation yet.

The rumor of David Muir's sexual orientation started ever since he was spotted with his colleague Gio Benitez. The couple was rumored to be in a relationship after their frequent coincidental meetings in the ABC World News. The rumor triggered, even more, when Gio appeared in the studio after Muir filled in as an anchor.

Otherwise, Gio used to file his report to Diane Sawyer from the field. Gio goes to the Gay bars and has no problem going in there. He even disclosed that Muir is one of the three “Golden Followers” on Twitter. 

Muir has a trademark of Brown Suits and Puppy-dog Eyes which none of his followers can resist. He is the apple of the eye of many of his followers irrespective of their sexes. David Muir is a well-known personality for his work in reporting famine, war, natural disasters, and heading shootings, however, is a cagey person concerning his personal life.

He is a strict professional who has kept his privacy at its best. He does not speak about his personal matters in media so there has been a keen interest in the mystery of his personal relationship if he is gay and has a Boyfriend. Things are yet to be disclosed and confirmed by David Muir himself until then the guesses go on making rumors.

David Muir's Career In Journalism

David Muir started his career in journalism in his teenage days, however, his professional journalism career started in 1995 only. Then, he joined the WTVH television network as a reporter. His first major coverage was from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Gaza, Israel after the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995.

He worked in the network until 2000 and then he moved to WCVB television where he worked for the next three years. He was a reporter and an anchor here. In the network, Muir won the regional Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reports.

Muir joined the ABC network in August 2003 and started anchoring the overnight news program World News Now. Later he also hosted the ABC News' early morning newscast World News This Morning.

Muir was one of ABC's lead correspondents for the 2012 US presidential election. At the time, Muir interviewed the Republican candidate Mitt Romney. Coming to the year, 2014, Muir succeed Diane Sawyer as anchor and managing editor of ABC World News.

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Muir's television show World News Tonight with David Muir became the most-watched evening newscast in the United States in April 2015. In 2016, Muir won a CINE Golden Eagle Award for his report on the heroin crisis in America.

Quick Facts Of David Muir

  • Journalist and television anchor David Muir was born David Jason Muir on November 8, 1973.
  • Muir graduated from Onondaga Central Junior-Senior High School and later earned his bachelor's degree in Arts from Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York.
  • Muir attended the Institute on Political Journalism at the Fund for American Studies at Georgetown University while he was in Ithaca College.
  • He stands at a tall height of 5 feet 10 inches.