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Anchor at ABC World News

David Muir '95  arrived at the Park School ready to prepare for a career as a television news anchor.  After having been a regular visitor to local Syracuse news shows, he was ready for his audition for ICTV.  He was actually chosen to anchor on our ICTV NewsWatch 16 show, much to the frustration of some of the seniors who had been vying for that position for several years. However, their adviser set them straight: David was just better than they wereeven as a first-semester student. 

He went on to intern and then work as a reporter at WSYR in Syracuse, and he was tapped for reporting at WCVB in Boston and then brought into the ABC Network in NYC. In 2007, he became the weekend anchor for ABC World News, and in 2012, he became the weeknight anchor, with the show being re-named ABC World News with David Muir.

Since he's graduated, Muir has maintained strong ties with Ithaca College. He served as our commencement speaker in 2011, and in 2015, he received the Jessica Savitch Award and an honorary doctorate from IC. He regularly Skypes into our first-year course, S'Park.