David Muir Honored by Ithaca College in Front of Prominent TV Newsers

By Brian Flood 

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ABC News  “World News Tonight” Anchor David Muir was honored by his alma mater Ithaca College on Friday night. Ithaca College President Tom Rochon presented Muir with an honorary doctorate at the Paley Center for Media in New York.

Muir’s intern at Syracuse station WTVH, assistant professor Anthony Adornato, also presented Muir and Diane Sawyer with The Jessica Savitch ’68 Award of Distinction for Excellence in Journalism. Clips of their work honoring commitment to aspiring journalists were shown and Ithaca School of Communications Dean Diane Gayeski talked about David’s connection to the school since graduating in 1995.

Several prominent TV newsers were in attendance, including ABC News president James Goldston, ABC News senior meteorologist Rob Marciano, ABC’s Deborah Roberts, ABC News VP of communications Julie Townsend, NBC News’ Brett Holey, Bob Kur, Judy Farinet and Roberta Spring. CNBC’s Kelli Grant and CBS VP of communications Jennifer Sabatelle were also in attendance. Local big names Bruce BeckChuck Scarborough and Sue Simmons were were also there to watch Muir get honored.

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