Ever since David Muir was tapped to replace Diane Sawyer when she leaves ABC World News in September, gossip about his sexual orientation has gone into overdrive.
Neither of these men are openly gay, but have been linked together after a series of coincidental appearances on ABC World News. Eagle-eyed viewers claim that Gio usually files his reports to Diane Sawyer from the field. But when Muir fills in as anchor, Benitez miraculously appears in the studio. Coincidence?
Gio recently said that Muir is one of his top three “Golden Followers” on Twitter. And unlike Muir, Benitez has no problem being seen in gay bars.
Currently Muir is the World News weekend anchor and co-host on 20/20. But when he takes over on September 2 he’ll be at the pinnacle of his career. But would he come out—going where Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon, Robin Roberts and
Shepard Smith have gone before?
We’ll just have to wait and see.
In the meantime, here’s Muir in a sopping wet white shirt after taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. You’re welcome.
— Erin McLaughlin (@erinoherin) August 15, 2014