Diane Sawyer Biography


Diane Sawyer

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Birth Name: Diane Sawyer
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Birth Sign: sagittarius
Age:   71 Years
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Lila Diane Sawyer also known as Diane Sawyer is a television Journalist from America. Diane Sawyer was born on December 22, 1945 in Glasgow, Kentucky, United States to Jean W. and Erbon Powers "Tom" Sawyer. Her father was a judge who killed in car accident in 1969 E. P.A park in Louisville known as "Tom" Sawyer State Park is made in his honor. She has sibling named Linda Sawyer. She studied at Seneca High School and was also editor-in-chief for a school Newspaper Arrow. She is a graduate from Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts in 1967. She is a Bachelor's degree holder with Major in English.

Diana had affairs and dated different boyfriends. She had relationships with Frank Gannon and Richard Holbrooke. She later married her spouse Mike Nichols on April 29, 1988. They do not have children but Nichols had three children from his previous marriages. Nichols died at the age of 83 on November 19, 2014. She is never divorced. Diana Sawyer salary is $22 million and her net worth is $80 million dollars.

She is introduced in a Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1997. She started her career as a weather forecaster for WLKY-TV in 1967. She worked as U.S. President Richard Nixon's White House staff from 1974. She left anchoring from September, 2014.

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Born in Glasgow, Kentucky

1945 20th of December

Diane Sawyer was born on December 22, 1945 in Glasgow, Kentucky, United States to Jean W. and Erbon Powers "Tom" Sawyer.  Her mother was an elementary school teacher while her father was a Judge. 

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Graduated from Wellesley College

1967

She is a graduate from Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts in 1967. She is a Bachelor's degree holder with Major in English. She studied at Seneca High School and was also an editor-in-chief for a school Newspaper Arrow.

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Sarted her career as Weather Forecaster

1967

 She started her career as a weather forecaster for WLKY-TV in 1967. Just after her graduation from Wellesley College, she started her job on WLKY-TV. She was later promoted to general assignment post, but she left soon on 1970.

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Her Father was killed in car Accident

1969

Her father Tom Sawyer was a judge who was killed in car accident in 1969. E. P.A Park in Louisville known as "Tom" Sawyer State Park is made in his honor. They left Kentucky and moved to Louisville where her father became famous as a Republican politician.

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Become White House press aide

1970

She left her job at WLKY-TV and moved to Washington D.C. but could not find her job as Journalist. She then tried at government offices and interviewed for them. Suddenly she was selected as assistance in White House deputy secretary.

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Become Literary assistant to President

1974

Initially, she was working on press release and gradually she was promoted to preparing drafts for President Nixon's public statements. She worked as Literary assistant to President Richard Nixon from 1974 to 1978. Until president Nixon gave resignation from his post.

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Started working as CBS reporter and correspondent

1978

She started working as general assignment reporter for CBS News from 1978. She was gradually upgraded and became first lady correspondent on 60 minutes, a CBS crime investigation- television Newsmagazine in 1984. The program was top five most watched in the country.

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Married to Mike Nichols

1988 29th of April

Diana had affair and dated different boyfriends. She had relationships with Frank Gannon, a Nixon aide, and Richard Holbrooke, a U.S Diplomat. She later married her spouse Mike Nichols on April 29, 1988. They have no children and lived happily.

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moved to ABC News

1989

She co-anchored Primetime newsmagazine an ABS News program from 1989 and also started co-anchoring 20/20 later from 1998. She worked as co-anchor in various popular program of ABC News including Primetime live, Primetime Thursday, and Good Morning America and so on.

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Induced in Television Academy Hall of Fame

1997

She has covered numerous news and awards by different awards for her contribution as a broadcast journalist. She was introduced in a Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1997. She was also awarded Emmy awards.

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Death of her husband Mike Nichols

2014 19th of November

Nichols died at the age of 83 on November 19, 2014. She is never divorced. Nichols with Diana does not have children together but He had three children from his previous marriages. They were married on April 29, 1988. Nichols was an actor and director from America.

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Left Anchoring

2014 of September

She left anchoring from September, 2014. After anchoring so many programs, it was announced she is stepping down from anchor chair from September 2014. But she will remain in ABC News and will be engaged on creating and conducting interviews. 

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