Before He Was Famous: World News Tonight Anchor David Muir Interned At Channel 5 in Syracuse At 13

Playing Before He Was Famous: World News Tonight Anchor David Muir Interned At Channel 5 in Syracuse At 13

Before He Was Famous: World News Tonight Anchor David Muir Interned At Channel 5 in Syracuse At 13

The first time ABC's "World News Tonight" anchor David Muir stepped foot in a TV news station, he was just 13 years old.

"I had written to the local news people in my town and they began writing back to me," the upstate New York native says. "I was 13 years old, began interning, carrying the tripods and the equipment, I'd be in the backseat of the van — and they hired me out of college. That's where my first job was, Channel 5 in Syracuse."

"I feel like I am very much the same kid I was when I was 13 and going to the TV station for the first time. I always wanted to do this," David says. Watch the video above to see a photo from his first day on the job — he does have the same hair! 

"I think back to that time, because I think that when you get a chance to get the job that you once dreamed of, you've got to turn around and look at the door and see who the next person is," the journalist continues. "I feel like I'm just keeping that seat warm for the next person with the same dream." 

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