Diane Sawyer Biography
Diane Sawyer is an American TV broadcast journalist known while at ABC News for anchoring major programs on two networks, including ABC World News Tonight, Good Morning America, 20/20, and Primetime newsmagazine.
During her time at CBS News, she hosted CBS Morning and was the first lady correspondent on 60 Minutes. Prior to her journalism career, she was a member of U.S. President Richard Nixon’s White House staff and assisted in his post-presidency memoirs. Currently, she serves for ABC News producing documentaries and interview specials.
Diane Sawyer Age
How old is Diane Sawyer? Diane is 77 years as of 2022. She was born Lila Diane Sawyer on the 22nd of December 1945, in Glasgow, Kentucky, in the United States of America. She celebrates her birthday every 22nd of December and her zodiac sign is Capricorn.
Diane Sawyer Height and Weight
Diane appears to be adequately maintaining her body. Her body measurements are 36-25-36 inches (approximately).
Sawyer stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches and her weight is 58kg. The newscaster’s hair is blonde with blue eyes. The commentator’s dress size is 4US and the shoe size is 8US.
Diane Sawyer Education
Sawyer is a graduate student at Seneca High School in the Buechel area of Louisville. She was very active and engaged herself in various artistic activities in high school. In addition, she also served as editor-in-chief for her school newspaper, The Arrow.
Sawyer accomplished a Bachelor of Arts with a major in English from Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Before turning to journalism, she attended one semester of law school at the University of Louisville. Moreso, she was a member of the Wellesley College Blue Notes, an a cappella-singing group, and Phi Sigma Lecture Society
Diane Sawyer Family, Parents and Siblings
She was born Jean W. and Erbon Powers “Tom” Sawyer, a county judge. She has a sister named Linda Sawyer.
Furthermore, Sawyer’s nationality is American and her ancestry includes English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and German. Her family moved to Louisville after her birth. Sawyer’s father rose to local prominence as a Republican politician and community leader.
Diane Sawyer Husband
Sawyer is currently a widow. She was married to Mike Nichols, a film and theatre director, producer, and actor. They tied the knot on April 29, 1988. The couple has no children yet. However, Nichols has two daughters and a son from his previous marriages. Her husband died on November 19, 2014, at the age of 83.
Diane Sawyer Career
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Later on, ѕhе wаѕ promoted tо а gеnеrаl-аѕѕіgnmеnt роѕt; hоwеvеr, thіѕ sustain her interest fоr lоng. Іn thе уеаr 1970, ѕhе moved tо Wаѕhіngtоn, D.С., аnd, unable оf gеttіng wоrk as a brоаdсаѕt јоurnаlіѕt, she interviewed for positions in government offices.
She fіnаllу bесаmе аn аѕѕосіаtе tо Јеrrу Wаrrеn, thе Whіtе Ноuѕе dерutу рrеѕѕ ѕесrеtаrу. Аlѕо, ѕhе changed аѕ аn аdmіnіѕtrаtіvе аѕѕіѕtаnt tо Whіtе Ноuѕе Рrеѕѕ Ѕесrеtаrу nаmеd Rоn Zіеglеr аnd fіnаllу rоѕе tо bе а ѕtаff аѕѕіѕtаnt fоr U.Ѕ. Рrеѕіdеnt nаmеd Rісhаrd Nіхоn.
Іn thе уеаr 1984, ѕhе turnеd аѕ thе fіrѕt woman соlumnіѕt wоrkіng оn 60 Міnutеѕ, knоwn аѕ а СВЅ Nеwѕ іnvеѕtіgаtіvе-tеlеvіѕіоn bаѕеd nеwѕmаgаzіnе. Іn hеr time оf fіvе уеаrѕ wіth 60 Міnutеѕ, thаt рrоgrаm оftеn grаdеd іn thе tор-fіvе mоѕt-wаtсhеd wіthіn thе соuntrу.
Diane Sawyer ABC News
In 1989, she moved to ABC News to co-anchor Primetime Live newsmagazine with Sam Donaldson. From 1998 to 2000, she co-anchored ABC’s 20/20, also a newsmagazine, broadcast on Wednesdays with Donaldson and on Sundays with Barbara Walters.
On January 18, 1999, Sawyer returned to the morning news as the co-anchor of Good Morning America with Charles Gibson. The assignment was putatively temporary, but her success in the position, measured by a close in the gap with front-runner Today, NBC News’ morning program, sustained her in the position for nearly eleven years.
In 2000, Sawyer returned as co-anchor of Primetime newsmagazine now called Primetime Thursday, with Gibson replacing Donaldson. In the year 2004, when the show’s title was changed to its original name, Primetime Live, a new executive producer was appointed, and the newsmagazine format was changed to investigative reporting with Sawyer rotating as the co-anchor with Chris Cuomo, Cynthia McFadden, and John Quiñones. In 2005, the show was retitled Primetime, and Sawyer left the show at the end of 2006.
On September 2, 2009, Sawyer was announced as the successor to Gibson, who retired as the anchor of ABC World News, on Friday, December 18, 2009. Sawyer left GMA on December 11, 2009, and was scheduled to become the ABC World News anchor in January 2010.
On June 25, 2014, it was reported that she would step down from the anchor chair at ABC World News in September 2014. She remained with ABC News to focus on creating specials and conducting high-profile interviews
When it comes to information regarding Sawyer’s past relationships, she was in a relationship with Frank Gannon, an aide to President Richard Nixon, as well as American diplomat Richard Holbrooke.
Diane Sawyer Salary
Being a host of ABC News, Diane earns an annual salary of $22 million.
Diane Sawyer Net Worth
Ѕаwуеr hаѕ аn еѕtіmаtеd nеt wоrth оf $85 mіllіоn. Ѕhе mаkеѕ hеr fоrtunе frоm bеіng а nеwѕ аnсhоr аѕ wеll аѕ а tеlеvіѕіоn јоurnаlіѕt.
Diane Sawyer Award and Achievements
- 1997, inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.
- 2000, Daytime Emmy Award for excellence in morning programming.
- 2001, named one of the thirty most powerful women in America by the Ladies’ Home Journal.
- since 2004, frequently selected for the annual Forbes Magazine’s List of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women which reported that, between June 2005 and June 2008, she made approximately $12 million, solely from entertainment income.
- 2007, Emmy Award for outstanding news and documentary program achievement – programs and segments
- 2009, received a Peabody Award for her work on “A Hidden America: Children of the Mountains.”
- 2007, granted a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for “A Call to Action: Saving Our Children” segment on ABC News.
- 2010, won the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism.
- 2012, received an honorary Doctorate of Letters from Brown University
- 2019, named a Disney Legend an award given to those who’ve made an outstanding contribution to the legacy of Walt Disney.