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Host Name: David Muir and Deborah Roberts
Host Residence Country: United States
David Muir is the anchor and managing editor of ABC’s “World News Tonight with David Muir,” the most-watched newscast in the U.S., and co-anchor of ABC’s “20/20.” Since joining ABC News, Muir has spent two decades reporting from all over the world on the major stories of our time. Muir’s reporting has been honored with multiple Emmy awards and Edward R. Murrow awards, the prestigious George Polk Award, and the Society of Professional Journalists has honored Muir for his reporting overseas.
Muir’s exclusive interviews with world leaders generate global headlines. Muir has reported numerous in-depth specials for ABC News. Most recently, Muir reported from South Sudan on The Children of the Floods, and from Southern Madagascar on The Children of Climate Change, bringing light to what the U.N. warns is climate-driven famine. Muir’s reporting on climate change earned the George Polk award and raised a record $9 million for the World Food Programme. Muir reported The Children of Auschwitz, documenting the journey back for Holocaust survivors returning to Poland 75 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, earning an Emmy for his work. Muir reported Return to Normandy, profiling World War II veterans who stormed the beaches of Normandy returning to France 75 years after changing the course of history. Muir spent more than a year reporting Breaking Point: Heroin in America and Flashpoint: Refugees in America. Muir was the first American journalist to anchor from the scene of Europe’s refugee crisis, reporting from the Hungarian/Serbian border. Muir also reported from the Syrian border on child refugees of war. Muir gained rare access to Guantanamo prison and traveled to Amman, Jordan to report on the vetting of refugees coming to the United States.
A magna cum laude graduate of Ithaca College, Muir also attended the Institute on Political Journalism at Georgetown University and studied at the University of Salamanca in Spain. Prior to joining ABC News, Muir distinguished himself as an award-winning anchor and reporter at WCVB-TV in Boston, and WTVH-TV in his hometown of Syracuse, NY. .
Deborah Roberts is an award-winning ABC News senior national affairs correspondent for “Nightline,” “Good Morning America” and “World News Tonight with David Muir.” In September 2023, she was named co-anchor of “20/20”. A media veteran, Roberts has traveled the world for her reporting.
In 2021, Roberts was awarded a Peabody Award for the “20/20” special “Say Her Name: Breonna Taylor,” which featured her extensive reporting on Taylor’s tragic death. Roberts, who was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame in May, has been awarded multiple Emmy® Awards for her national and international coverage of world events, including the AIDS crisis in Africa and maternal mortality in Bangladesh.
Roberts is the author of “Been There, Done That: Family Wisdom For Modern Times,” a book written with her husband, Al Roker. Her latest book, “Lessons Learned and Cherished: The Teacher Who Changed My Life” was released in May. She currently resides in New York City with her husband and two children.