Diane Sawyer

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Date of Birth December 22, 1945
Place of Birth Glasgow, Kentucky
Age 75 years old
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Diane Sawyer

Lila Diane Sawyer is an American television broadcast journalist known for anchoring major programs on two networks including ABC World News Tonight, Good Morning America, 20/20, and Primetime newsmagazine while at ABC News. During her tenure at CBS News she hosted CBS Morning and was the first woman 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. Presently she works for ABC News producing documentaries and interview specials.

Born: Lila Diane Sawyer, December 22, 1945, Glasgow, Kentucky, U.S.
Alma mater: Wellesley College
Occupation: Television journalist
Years active: 1962–present
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About Diane Sawyer

TV journalist who was the lead anchor for ABC World News and a co-anchor on Good Morning America. She was also an original host on ABC's news magazine show Primetime alongside Sam Donaldson.

Before Fame

As a senior in high school, she represented the state of Kentucky at America's Junior Miss scholarship pageant and took first prize. She then went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Wellesley College and briefly attended law school at the University of Louisville before concentrating on journalism.


From 1974 to 1978, she served as a literary assistant to U.S. President Richard Nixon.

Family Life

She was married to movie director Mike Nichols from 1988 until his death in 2014. Her mother, Jean, was an elementary school teacher and her father, Tom, was a judge.


She and Charles Gibson were co-anchors on ABC's Good Morning America from 1999 to 2006.

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