David Muir: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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ABC’s David Muir will be the only anchor with exclusive access to Apple‘s “historic announcement.” Learn more about the man who will cover the iPhone 6 launch.

1. David Muir Will Host an Apple Special on ABC

9to5Mac reports that Muir will host a special about Apple on ABC. You can see the teaser for this special in the video above.

Muir is the only news anchor who has been invited to Apple’s Keynote event, which kicks off in just a few hours. 9to5Mac speculates about the “exclusive” nature of the ABC special that Muir will host:

“We’re not quite sure how ‘exclusive’ the details in the special will be, however, given that by 6:30 PM even the smallest details of the event and perhaps even any unannounced new items to appear on Apple’s website will have been thouroughly documented already. However, it’s quite possible that Muir will sit down with an executive such as CEO Tim Cook to discuss the event and the impact it will have on Apple’s future. Muir has interviewed Apple executives in the past, so it wouldn’t be a stretch to think they’d give him another opportunity to do so.”

The special will air tonight on ABC. Check your local listings to see when the special will air in your time zone.

2. TMZ Called David Muir the ‘Brat Pitt of News Anchors’

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Back in 2009, TMZ declared that David Muir was the “Brat Pitt of News Anchors.” Muir’s handsome face has made him very popular among female viewers. However, he is not just a pretty face. According to Politico, David Muir holds a degree from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, and he is fluent in Spanish. Politico cites Muir’s coverage of events in Haiti, Tahrir Square, Fukushima and Mogadishu, Somalia as the highlights of his professional career.

3. David Muir Recently Took Over for Diane Sawyer

Muir talks to Entertainment Tonight about his takeover of ABC World News in the video above.

Muir took over Diane Sawyer’s anchoring duties on “ABC World News” on September 1, after acting as a substitute anchor and weekend anchor for the program. Muir has appeared on a number of other ABC news programs, including “20/20.” He also acted as the lead correspondent covering the 2012 Presidential election. Additionally, Muir reported from the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver and the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

4. David Muir Won an Award for Covering the 9/11 Hijackers

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Muir’s ABC News profile page notes that he was part of a team that won a prestigious Edward R. Murrow journalism award for covering the 9/11 hijackers. At the time, Muir was working in Boston. Here’s what ABC News writes about Muir’s award-winning coverage:

“Prior to joining ABC News, Muir distinguished himself as an award-winning anchor and correspondent for WCVB-TV, the ABC affiliate in Boston…

While in Boston, Muir was part of the team that received the regional Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting and Associated Press honors for his work tracing the path of the September 11th hijackers. His anchoring and reporting of breaking news in Boston earned top honors from the Associated Press.”

5. David Muir Is Not Related to John Muir



While you might think that David Muir is related to famous naturalist John Muir because they share the same last name, you would be mistaken. While David Muir is famous for his news coverage about Yosemite National Park (pictured above), David Muir is not related to John Muir.

John Muir, who died in 1914, was a close friend of Teddy Roosevelt, and an early proponent of the national parks initiative. John Muir had a particular fondness for Yosemite. And, coincidentally, Apple’s newest version of OS X is called Yosemite.

David Muir’s ABC special about Apple’s new products airs tonight at 6:30 PM, Eastern Time. Check your local listings here to see when the special will air in your area.

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