Lila Diane Sawyer is a TV journalist based in the United States and is best known as the anchor of ABC World News. Daine made her debut as a journalist, after graduating in 1967, on WLKY-TV as a weather forecaster. She found the work dull and moved to Washington, D.C. even though she was promoted to general assignment post.
The 71-year-old was also the anchor of Good Morning America that aired on ABC and Primetime news Magazine. Moreover, the TV personality was closely associated with former U.S. President Richard Nixon during her early career as a staff at the White House. Diane who was previously married to late Mike Nichols is very active and charming despite her age and has worked with numerous celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Phil, and many others.
Here we are going to take a look at the TV personality cum journalist's career, awards and net worth.
Diane started her career at a very young age as a participant on America's Junior Miss scholarship pageant. On the show, she represented Commonwealth of Kentucky, and from 1962 to 1965, she was America's Junior Miss. She toured all over the United States to promote the Coca-Cola Pavilion.
Later, she continued her studies and started working as a weather forecaster for WLKY-TV. She then moved to Washington, D.C. and began working as an assistant to Jerry Warren, who was the White House deputy press secretary back in the days. She later became administrative assistant followed by the staff assistant of former U.S. President Richard Nixon.
Later on, in 1978, she started working as a reporter for CBS and also a correspondent. In 1982, she appeared on CBS Early Morning News as the co-anchor and as the correspondent in 60 Minutes.
Moreover, later in 2000's, she started working as a co-anchor in 20/20. Besides, she is also the co-anchor on Good Morning America, Primetime Thursday/Primetime Live/Primetime, and ABC World News.
Watch Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America
Talking about her achievements, her name was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1997. She won a Daytime Emmy Award in 2000 followed by another one in 2007, and she also has been named one of the thirty most influential women in the United States in 2001.
She also won a Walter Cronkite Award under the category Excellence in Journalism and an honorary Doctorate of Letters from the Brown University in 2012.
The estimated net worth of journalist Diane Sawyer is $80 million. Moreover, her estimated yearly salary is over $22 million. Her primary source of income is her career as a journalist. Her earning alone from her appearance as an anchor/ weather forecaster is approximately around $52 million.
Meanwhile, since 2004, her name is frequently mentioned on List of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes. In around 2005 and 2008, she was worth $12 million, (estimated) which was only from her appearance on TV.
Dian Sawyer with later husband Mike Nichols
Meanwhile, talking about her property, she is a lover of big high-end cars. She owns a collection of Rolls Roye, Jaguar, and Mercedes Benz. In 2016, she sold her Palisades home for $4.6 million, which was also a part of his net worth.
Moreover, she also inherited net worth of $20 million from her late husband Mike Nicholas after his death.