World News Tonight with David Muir

ABC News, Weeknights at 6:30pm

“ABC World News Tonight with David Muir” is the News division’s flagship broadcast. With unparalleled reporting, “ABC World News Tonight” empowers viewers each day by providing the latest information and analysis of major news events from around the country and the world. Anchored by David Muir (@DavidMuir), the broadcast draws upon an award-winning team of correspondents, producers and off-air reporters. For more than a decade at ABC News, Muir has reported from all over America and the world on the most powerful stories and interviewed the top newsmakers of our time. His coverage has brought viewers to the front lines of the Great Recession and job creation with his “Made in America” reports; American towns where kids have access to guns, in special investigations with Diane Sawyer; Mogadishu, Somalia during the worst famine in a generation; and Ethiopia where an American doctor was giving the gift of sight. Muir began as anchor of “ABC World News Tonight” in September 2014. “World News Tonight” coverage of domestic and international events is complemented by:

  1. Exclusive reporting by Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross and the ABC News Investigative Team.
  2. Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz covers the latest and breaking news on foreign policy – reporting from the Pentagon, the State Department, the White House, and from conflict zones around the world.
  3. “Healthy Living” segments featuring the latest health and medical news from ABC’s Chief Health and Medical editor, Dr. Richard Besser, and other ABC correspondents.
  4. “Made in America,” a recurring series led by Muir that looks at how jobs can and are being created in America.
  5. “Person of the Week,” a weekly segment airing on Fridays that highlights a person who has made a difference to the world, the country or a community. The series was a part of the broadcast from 1986 until 1998, and was reintroduced in 2003.

“ABC World News Tonight” is one of the most honored news programs in the world. In 2004, 2005 and 2013, the program won the Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Newscast and in 2012 for Video Hard News for “A Cry for Help: Famine in Somalia.” “World News Tonight” earned an Edward R. Murrow Award in 2014 for ABC News’ Overall Excellence in Television and a Peabody Award for network coverage of Superstorm Sandy in 2013. The broadcast won an Overseas Press Club Award for its coverage of the devastating Chinese earthquake in 2008 and also figured in a 2007 Peabody Award that recognized a series of reports from Bob Woodruff on traumatic brain injuries among Iraq War veterans. In 2006 the program was recognized with three Emmy Awards for reports from the “Iraq: Where Things Stand” series, as well as an investigation that exposed the presence of big money in politics during the 2004 campaign season. In 2005 the broadcast won Emmy Awards for pieces on the Iraq War and the genocide in Darfur, Sudan. It also won Emmys for segments related to September 11th coverage, and was part of the ABC News effort recognized with a Peabody Award for its coverage of the September 11th attacks and their aftermath. “ABC World News Tonight” is complemented by strong digital components available throughout the day on the “World News”webpage. In addition viewers can get the latest headlines from “World News” on Twitter @ABCWorldNews and onFacebook. Almin Karamehmedovic is the executive producer of “ABC World News Tonight with David Muir.” David Muir’s full bio can be read here.

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