This is as hard for me to write as it is for you to read, but I’ve just learned—in a public forum, no less—that my boyfriend, ABC News anchor David Muir, is a, quote unquote, monster.

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David and I connected right from the start. “I thought Peter Jennings was the James Bond of evening news,” he told me on our first date. I tried to remain calm because (little did he know) Peter was my first love and I didn’t want to make David feel uncomfortable.

But Peter would quickly be pushed far from my mind during my courtship with David. I mean, will you look at this man?

Here he is on his trip to Rome to interview (yes) the Pope. I took this picture.

This was a great and romantic day.

I was out of the country so I missed the taping of this particular television appearance, but I DVRed it and David was great!

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Anyway, where was I? Oh right. This latest “news.” Page Six reports that David got upset at work this week because his show isn’t doing as well as Lester Holt’s.

An ABC source tells us, “Despite the biggest ‘get’ in the world — the pope — David is still losing to Lester. David feels under pressure and returned to New York from Rome cranky and has been lashing out at the staff. He screams at the crew unless [ABC News President] James Goldston is around. On an open mike he was heard complaining he wanted less of the reporters’ voices and more of his own during the pope town hall. He’s becoming known as ‘Anchor Monster.’”

First, I’d caution you to take this report with a grain of salt. David has been under a lot of pressure lately! Interviewing Hillary Clinton and getting the scoop of a lifetime was rough. And it’s hard to see all that work not get the recognition it deserves.

That being said, I’m worried. Clearly, he’s been working too hard. He needs a vacation. And that annoying coworker with a Friends episode named after him is getting all the attention.

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Hopefully we’ll get to take a break before election season ramps up too much more. In the meantime, please withhold your judgment. I mean, he’s such a sweetie!


Contact the author at dries@jezebel.com.

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