Muir getting anchor duties for ABC News


NEW YORK -- ABC News has announced that correspondent David Muir would become anchor of "World News Saturday" and co-anchor of "Primetime."

Muir joined the network in 2003 as a "World News Now" and "World News This Morning" anchor and was a New York-based correspondent. He has covered Hurricane Katrina from inside the New Orleans Superdome at the height of the storm, the West Virginia mine tragedy and the Israel-Hezbollah war, among other assignments.

Muir joined ABC News from WCVB-TV in Boston, where he was an anchor and had covered the Iraq War. He has won an Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting and an Associated Press award for Sept. 11 coverage and was part of a team that won a National Headliner Award.

Muir spent five years as an anchor/reporter at WTVH-TV in Syracuse, N.Y., reporting from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Gaza City and won other accolades for his work. He graduated from Ithaca College.