The weekend anchor and weekday correspondent for "ABC World News" David Muir has been selected to co-anchor (with Elizabeth Vargas) ABC's Friday news magazine 20/20. He is succeeding Chris Cuomo, who has moved to CNN.
"It's an incredible opportunity," the personable Muir tells Zap2it. "Only a handful of people since Hugh Downs and Barbara Walters have had the opportunity to anchor '20/20,' so when they asked me, you can imagine my reaction."
David Muir was born November 8, 1973 and is a principal substitute for “World News with Diane Sawyer” weeknights. David Muir has won multiple Emmy awards and Edward R. Murrow awards for his reporting both overseas and in the United States.
Most recently, in February 2013, Muir reported from inside Iran leading up to the nuclear talks He was the first American journalist to report from Mogadishu, Somalia on the famine. Muir and his team came under fire while reporting from Mogadishu. He was honored with the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award for his work.
Muir has been called one of the “12 to Watch” in TV News by TV Week.