Diane Sawyer Biography and Wiki
Lila Diane Sawyer is an American news anchor and television journalist who is known for working as a news anchor at ABC News tackling prime-time specials, long-form interviews, and in-depth investigations. She hosted World News Tonight, Good Morning America, 20/20, and Primetime newsmagazine. Furthermore, she also worked for CBS News where she hosted CBS Morning and she became the first woman correspondent on 60 Minutes.
Diane Sawyer Age
Sawyer was born on 22nd December 1945, in Glasgow, Kentucky, United States. She celebrates her birthday every year on 22nd December.
Diane Sawyer Height
Sawyer stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.75m).
Diane Sawyer Family
Sawyer is a daughter of Jean W. who is an elementary school teacher, and Erbon Powers “Tom” Sawyer, a county judge. Her older sister is Linda Sawyer Frankel who was a fashion editor at Vogue Magazine in New York and later became an advertising executive in Miami.
Diane Sawyer Husband
Sawyer got married to film and theatre director, producer, and actor Mike Nichols On April 29, 1988. However, they had no children. Nichols on the other hand had two daughters and a son from previous marriages. He passed on at the age of 83, on November 19, 2014.
Diane Sawyer Children
Sawyer has no children as of 2021.
Diane Sawyer Education
Sawyer enrolled at Seneca High School in the Buechel area of Louisville. While still here she was editor-in-chief for her school newspaper, The Arrow, and participated in many artistic activities
In 1967, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English from Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. She also became a member of the Wellesley College Blue Notes, a cappella-singing group, and Phi Sigma Lecture Society.
Besides that, she attended one semester of law school at the University of Louisville before turning to journalism.
Diane Sawyer Career
Sawyer returned to Kentucky after her graduation. She got employed as a weather forecaster for WLKY-TV in Louisville. She also became an administrative assistant to White House Press Secretary Ron Ziegler. Later, she rose to become a staff assistant for U.S. President Richard Nixon where she helped him at some point to write RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon, published in 1978. She also prepared Nixon for his famous set of television interviews with journalist David Frost in 1977.
After moving to Washington, D.C., in 1978, she joined CBS News as a general-assignment reporter. Later on, she earned a promotion to political correspondent position in February 1980 and featured on the weekday broadcasts of Morning with Charles Kuralt.
She became the first female correspondent on 60 Minutes, a CBS News investigative-television newsmagazine in the year 1994.
Sawyer, in 1989, moved to ABC News where she co-anchored Primetime Live newsmagazine alongside Sam Donaldson. Later on in 18th January 1999, Sawyer returned to the morning news. While there, she worked as the co-anchor of “Good Morning America” with Charles Gibson.
Sawyer became the successor to Charles Gibson, who retired as the anchor of ABC World News, on September 2, 2009,
She worked as the anchor of ABC’s flagship broadcast World News, as well as the network’s principal anchor for breaking-news coverage, election coverage, and special events until 2014
In the mid, 2014, it was announced that she would step down from the anchor chair at ABC World News in September 2014. She still worked shortly with ABC News to focus on creating specials and conducting high-profile interviews.
Diane Sawyer Salary and Net Worth.
Sawyer earns a good fortune primarily from her profession as a journalist. While she was the main anchor of ABC World News, she had an estimated salary of $22 million per annum. Her estimated net worth is 80 million dollars.