Diane Sawyer is a famous American television broadcast journalist who is known for anchoring major programs on two networks such as Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight, 20/20 Primetime newsmagazine while at ABC News.
While work at CBS News, she hosted CBS Morning and was the first woman correspondent on 60 Minutes. Before 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 works for ABC News producing documentaries and interview specials.
Diane Sawyer Age
Diane Sawyer was born on Dec 22, 1945, in Glasgow, Kentucky, in the United States of America. Diane is 76 years of age.
Diane Sawyer Height
Diane stands at a moderate height of 5 feet 9 inches (Approximately 1.75 meters).
Diane Sawyer Family
Sawyer was born and grew up in Glasgow, Kentucky, by her caring and loving father and mother. She is a proud daughter of Jean W. (née Dunagan), working as an elementary school teacher, and Erbon Powers “Tom” Sawyer, serving as a county judge.
Diane Sawyer Husband
Sawyer is now a widow. She was wedded to Mike Nichols, who is a film and theatre director, actor, and producer. The duo the knot on Apr 29, 1988. The duo has no kids yet. Besides, Mike has 3 kids Daisy Nichols, Jenny Nichols, and Max Nichols from his past marriages. Diane’s husband Mike passed away on Nov 19, 2014, at the age of 83. Before, she was in a relationship with Frank Gannon, American diplomat Richard Holbrooke, and an aide to President Richard Nixon.
Diane Sawyer Education
She attended Seneca High School in the Buechel area of Louisville. She served as an editor-in-chief for her school newspaper, The Arrow, and participated in several artistic activities.
She attained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1967 with a major in English from Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Additionally, she was a member of the Wellesley College Blue Notes, Phi Sigma Lecture Society, and a cappella-singing group.
Diane Sawyer Salary
Sawyer receives an annual salary of $ 76,511 and this is according to ABC News anchors’\reporters’ salaries.
Diane Sawyer’s Net Worth
Sawyer has an estimated net worth of $80 million US dollars. Her career as an ABC News producing documentaries and interview specials is the primary source of her income.
Diane Sawyer Career
Sawyer officially joined ABC News in 1989, to co-anchor Primetime Live newsmagazine along with Sam Donaldson. Sawyer co-anchored ABC’s 20/20 from 1998 -2000, also a newsmagazine, broadcast on Wednesdays with Sam and on Sundays along with Barbara Walters.
She returned to the morning news on Jan 18, 1999, as the co-anchor of Good Morning America along with Charles Gibson. Her job was putatively temporary, but her success in the position, measured by a close gap with front-runner Today, NBC News’ morning program, sustained her in the position for about 11 years.
In 2000 She also came back as co-anchor of Primetime newsmagazine now titled Primetime Thur, with Gibson replacing Donaldson. In 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 Diane rotating as the co-anchor with Chris Cuomo, John Quiñones, and Cynthia McFadden. In 2004 the show was retitled Primetime and Diane left the show at the end of 2006.
She was announced on Sep 2, 2009, as the successor to Gibson, who retired as the anchor of ABC World News, on Fri, Dec 18, 2009. She left GMA on Dec 11, 2009, and was scheduled to become the ABC World News anchor in Jan 2010.