ABC’s “World news Tonight” anchor David Muir sat down with The Wrap to discuss his life-changing year of 2014, staying true to his roots and his show’s success.
I’m not some guy in a suit behind a desk every night; I’m still every bit the reporter that I was for many years at ABC before I happened to be sitting there every night at 6:30. If I wasn’t doing reporting, I think the viewers would say, ‘What happened to this guy?’
I believe that there are so many outlets covering so many angles that — in some ways — the world is better covered today than ever before. Now, that doesn’t mean that the best reporting gets the most attention or eyeballs. It can be drowned out by the cacophony of information and editorializing and (frankly) bad information out there. So, it takes an informed consumer to filter out the noise. And it takes us in the media helping consumers to do just that — and to understand the context of it all.
The “Today” show anchors were profiled in Parade Magazine to discuss how they’re going to change in 2015. Al Roker, Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer and Natalie Morales each offer advice on what to “do” and “don’t” in the new year. Lauer explains why he wants to enjoy each day.
I have three kids, and sometimes you find yourself looking toward events that are coming up a month or three months down the road instead of stopping and enjoying today. So, over the last few years, I’ve tried to say, ‘I’m going to take more time, I’m going to take a deep breath, I’m going to do nothing at points during the day or just sit down with the kids and play a game.’ There have been so many more nice moments because I try not to get ahead of myself anymore.