David Muir Celebrates “World News” Promotion with Gotham Magazine Feature

Posted Saturday June 28, 2014 12:03 PM GMT

He’s stepping into Diane Sawyer’s shoes as the new anchor of “World News” and David Muir couldn’t be more deserving of the high-profile gig.

In his new interview with Gotham magazine, the 40-year-old journalist isn’t quite sure he lives up to the popular notion that he’s “the Brad Pitt of newsmen,” though he affirms Peter Jennings’ “James Bond” reputation- “I think I have to apologize to Brad Pitt, but Peter was James Bond.”

Regarding his affinity for Twitter, David notes, “Peter didn’t have this in his office. But I don’t think that’s necessarily a bad thing. While I’m on the air, they can tweet me. I’ll often write back during a commercial break. We’re accessible, and that’s a great advantage.”

Mr. Muir, a Syracuse native, has a deep love for New York City- “I have a lot of fun here; the energy of the city fuels me. You go out for one evening and come back with 10 story ideas.

I love biking to a little red lighthouse sitting in the shadow of the George Washington Bridge. I also love the Empire State Building. It’s open until 2 AM, and if you go late, there are no lines. I still get butterflies looking out at the skyline.”

And as could be expected, David struggles to carve out quiet time in his busy life- “I’m probably one of a few people who looks forward to epic 12-hour flights back from the Middle East or Africa. I can sleep and catch up on my reading without interruption.”

Photo Credit: Gotham Magazine

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