Magazine article Variety

My First Time in Variety

Magazine article Variety

My First Time in Variety

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July 17, 2003

Muir Anchors ABC Overnight

David Muir recently took over the chair at ABC's "World News Tonight," joining the elite club of evening news anchors - at an age, 40, that is decidedly younger than the rest. He was first noticed in Variety back in July 2003, when he left a gig as a reporter at Boston's WCVB TV to anchor ABC's overnight broadcast, brian steinberg

What was working at WCVB like?

I felt like the luckiest kid in the world when I landed that job. Anyone who knows the industry (there) will remember the anchor team of Chet Curtis and Natalie Jacobson. They were really known for their sign-on as "Chet and Nat." Their standards were extraordinarily high ... I remember my first live report, and you do your return, "Chet and Nat, back to you." I felt so good, and then a moment later thought, "Was that too presumptuous to send it back to them in that tone?" When I got to the newsroom, I went to Natalie and I said, "Was that OK?" She looked at me. "Of course, you're part of the team."

Were you aware of your first mention in Variety?

I try not to look at much coverage about me in this job. I try to keep my head down. But I'm honored it was covered. …

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