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David Muir is the double of his dad Ronald Muir in rare throwback photo

The news anchor seldom shares personal pictures

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Hannah Hargrave
US Deputy Editor
January 2, 2023
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David Muir is notoriously private about his home life, so when he opened up his family album to share a rare photo of his father, fans were blown away. 

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The World News Tonight anchor delighted his legions of devoted Instagram followers in 2022 with a snapshot from his childhood. In the image, David was enjoying a rowboat ride with his dad, Ronald Muir, and one of his siblings. His father looked in control as he took hold of the oars and glanced over at the camera.

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Ronald showcased his lean physique in a pair of jeans and a flannel shirt and bore a striking resemblance to his statuesque son today. 

The TV star was born in Syracuse, New York - where he still has an unbelievable lakeside property - and grew up in Onondaga Hills. His father and mother, Pat Mills, divorced when David was young but successfully co-parented their children.

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David shared the rare photo with his father on Instagram 

David - who has an older sister, Rebecca, and two younger step-siblings - spoke about his parents' dedication to his career dreams even as a child. 

He opened up in an interview with and said he remembered his mother and father driving him to the television studios where he was interning.

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David still loves the lake today

"One of the images I won’t forget is my mother and my father driving me there on summer vacation or school breaks," he said.

"When most kids go off to do other things, I remember just begging them to take me to that TV station. I'm sure they dreaded it. Between the two of them, they had to get me there. To this day, I'm grateful they would drive me to 980 James St."

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