Diane Sawyer Biography, Age, Husband, Net worth, Salary, Awards, Interviews, Education


Diane Sawyer Biography

Diane Sawyer Bio

Diane Sawyer is an American television journalist born on 22nd December 1945 in Glasgow, Kentucky, U.S. She is a former ABC World News anchor and conducts high profile interviews for ABC News. She became the first female correspondent on 60 Minutes in 1984. In 1997 she was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. In 2010 she won the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism.

Diane Sawyer Age 72 years as of 2017; born on 22nd December 1945
Diane Sawyer Education
  • Seneca High School in the Buechel area of Louisville.
  • She has a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English from Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
  • She attended one semester of law school at the University of Louisville before turning to journalism
Diane Sawyer Parents Jean W. an elementary school teacher, and Erbon Powers “Tom” Sawyer, a county judge.

Her father was a Republican politician and community leader, by the time of his death he was Kentucky’s Jefferson County Judge/Executive. E. P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park, in the Frey’s Hill area of Louisville, is named in his honor.

Diane Sawyer Brother  Danny Simon passed on in 2015
Diane Sawyer Spouse Mike Nichols (1988 – 2004)


Diane Sawyer Salary Her salary is under review will be updated
Diane Sawyer Net worth $80 million dollars.


Diane Sawyer Spouse

On 29th April 1988 she married film and theatre director, producer, and actor Mike Nichols who died of herat attack on 19th November 2014 at the age of 83. On 22nd February 2015 during the 87th annual Academy Awards he was featured in the In Memoriam segment of the 2015 Oscars, in anchor position.

Diane Sawyer Career

While at Seneca High School Sawyer served as the editor-in-chief for her school newspaper, The Arrow. In 1963, during her senior year of high school, she won the first place in the annual national America’s Junior Miss scholarship pageant as a representative from the Commonwealth of Kentucky. From 1962 to 1965, Sawyer was America’s Junior Miss, touring the country to promote the Coca-Cola Pavilion at the 1964–1965 New York World’s Fair.

After graduating college she was employed as a weather forecaster for WLKY-TV in Louisville. She was later promoted to a general assignment post. In 1970 she moved to Washington D.C where she became the assistant to Jerry Warren, the White House deputy press secretary. She later became an administrative assistant to White House Press Secretary Ron Ziegler and eventually rose to become a staff assistant for U.S. President Richard Nixon.

In 1987 she joined CBS News as a general-assignment reporter. She was promoted to political correspondent in February 1980 and featured on the weekday broadcasts of Morning with Charles Kuralt.

On 28th September 1981 she became a co anchor of CBS News morning news show alongside Kuralt. The ratings of the show rose when she joined but the improvement did not last. Kuralt left the show and was replaced by Bill Kurtis. The ratings decreased further, and in 1984 Sawyer asked to be reassigned.

In 1984 she became the first female correspondent on 60 Minutes, a CBS News investigative-television newsmagazine. 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.

Diane Sawyer Career Highlights

  • 1967–1970: WLKY-TV news and weather reporter and teacher in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • 1970–1974: White House press aide
  • 1974–1978: Literary assistant to President Richard Nixon
  • 1978–1981: CBS reporter and correspondent
  • 1981–1984: Morning with Charles Kuralt/The CBS Morning News co-anchor
  • 1982–1984: CBS Early Morning News co-anchor
  • 1984–1989: 60 Minutes correspondent
  • 1989–1998, since 2000: Primetime Live co-anchor
  • 1998–2000: 20/20 co-anchor
  • January 18, 1999 – December 11, 2009: Good Morning America co-anchor
  • 2000–2006: Primetime Thursday/Primetime Live/Primetime co-anchor
  • December 21, 2009 – August 27, 2014: ABC World News anchor
  • September, 2014 – present: ABC News

Diane Sawyer Awards

  • 2000: Daytime Emmy Award for excellence in morning programming.
  • 2007: Emmy Award for outstanding news and documentary program achievement – programs and segments
  • 2009: Peabody Award for her work on “A Hidden America: Children of the Mountains.”
  • 2007: Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for “A Call to Action: Saving Our Children” segment on ABC News.
  • 2010: Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism.
  • 2012: She received an honorary Doctorate of Letters from Brown University

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