Diane Sawyer Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Husband, FOX 2, Salary, and Net Worth

Diane Sawyer is an American Emmy Award-winning News Anchor/Reporter, TV Host, Correspondent, and Weathercaster working for ABC News.

Diane Sawyer Profile

Diane Sawyer is an American Emmy Award-winning News Anchor/Reporter, TV Host, Correspondent, and Weathercaster working for ABC News. She joined the network in September 2014.

Diane Sawyer Education

Sawyer is an alumnus of Seneca High School in the Buechel area of Louisville. During her stint there, she worked for “The Arrow,” the school yearbook as editor-in-chief, and was part of multiple artistic activities. During her senior year there, in the year 1963, the Commonwealth of Kentucky honored her the 1st place in annual national America’s Junior Miss scholarship pageant as a representative. For 2 years (1963 – 1965), she was America’s Junior Miss, where she toured the nation to promote the Coca-Cola Pavilion at the “1964–1965 New York World’s Fair.” Sawyer is also a proud 1967 graduate of Wellesley College.

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Diane Sawyer Career

Sawyer serves at ABC News as a special contributor. She produces documentaries, creates specials, and interview high-profile interviews. From December 209 to August 2014, Sawyer worked for ABC World News as an anchor. She has co-anchored major programs such as “Primetime newsmagazine,” “Good Morning America,” “ABC World News Tonight,” and “20/20.” 

Sawyer began her journalism career at WLKY-TV in Louisville, Kentucky where she worked as a weather forecaster and news anchor/reporter for 3 years (1967–1970). From there, she went to work as an assistant to the White House deputy press secretary, Jerry Warren. After a couple of months, Sawyer became an administrative assistant to Ron Ziegler (White House Press Secretary). Ultimately, she rose to a staff assistant for Richard Nixon (United States President).

For 2 years (1982–1984), Sawyer worked as CBS Early Morning News co-anchor. She also worked for CBS News as the 1st woman correspondent on “60 Minutes,” for 5 years (1984–1989). She anchored “Morning with Charles Kuralt” and “The CBS Morning” on CBS News for 4 years (1981–1984). Before beginning her career, she served as a member of Richard Nixon’s (United States President) White House staff. Also, she was responsible for assisting in the president’s post-presidency memoirs.

Diane Sawyer Awards and Honors

Throughout her journalism career, she has won multiple awards and recognitions. In the year 2019, he was named a Disney Legend. This is an award given to the individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the legacy of Walt Disney. Brown University awarded her an honorary Doctorate of Letters in the year 2012. For Excellence in Journalism, Sawyer received the Walter Cronkite Award in the year 2010. In the year 2007, she did a segment, “A Call to Action: Saving Our Children” on ABC News, and for that, she won a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. For Sawyer’s work on “A Hidden America: Children of the Mountains,” she was awarded a Peabody Award in the year 2009.

Quick Facts About Diane Sawyer

Age76 years old as of 2022
SpouseNot Available
Net Worth$80 Million

Sawyer holds an Emmy Award which she received in the year 2007 for outstanding documentary and news program achievement. She was often chosen for the annual Forbes Magazine’s List of The World’s hundred Most Powerful Women, since the year 2004. The magazine once reported that Sawyer made about $12 million solely from entertainment income, for 3 years (June 2005 – June 2008). The Ladies Home Journal named Sawyer one of the 30 most powerful women in America, in the year 2001. In the previous year, she was awarded Daytime Emmy Award for excellence in morning programming. She was inducted into the TV Hall of Fame in the year 1997 and in 1987, the American Academy of Achievement honored her with the Golden Plate Award.

Diane Sawyer Age

Sawyer is 76 years old as of 2022. She was born on December 22, 1945, in Glasgow, Kentucky, United States. She celebrates her birthday on the 22nd of December every year. 

Diane Sawyer Height

Sawyer stands at a height of approximately 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m).

Diane Sawyer Family

Sawyer was born to her loving parents, Erbon Powers “Tom” Sawyer (mother) and Jean W (father). Her mom was a county judge and died at the age of 94. Her dad was an elementary school teacher. Soon after Sawyer was born, her family relocated to Louisville, where her dad rose to local prominence as a community leader and Republican politician. Sawyer’s father lost his life in a car accident on Louisville’s Interstate 64 in the year 1969. At the time, he was Kentucky’s Jefferson County Judge/Executive. Sawyer’s ancestry includes German, English, Scots-Irish, and Irish. She was raised alongside her older sister named Linda.

Diane Sawyer Husband

Sawyer is neither married nor engaged to anyone at the moment. She was previously married to Mike Nichols, an American film and theatre director, comedian, producer, and actor. They tied the knot on April 29, 1988. Unfortunately, Mike passed on on November 19, 2014, at 83 years old. He was born on November 6, 1931, in Berlin, Germany. Before Sawyer married Mike Nichols, she was in relationships with Richard Holbrooke (an American diplomat), and an aide to President Richard Nixon, Frank Gannon. 

Diane Sawyer Children

Sawyer is a proud stepmother to her stepson and 2 stepdaughters, who are from Mike Nichols’s previous marriages. The names of the children are currently under review. 

Diane Sawyer Salary

Being one of the top most paid journalists for ABC News, she earns an annual salary of $ 22 Million.

Diane Sawyer Net Worth

Sawyer is among the top 10 richest journalists in the world with an estimated net worth of $80 million which she has earned through her successful career as a News Anchor/Reporter, TV Host, Correspondent, and Weathercaster.

What happened to Diane Sawyer?

During the live broadcast of the 2012 presidential election, Sawyer appeared to be intoxicated. As the election results came in, it was noticed that her speech was slurred and she acted strangely. Rumors spread that Sawyer was drunk while saying her speech. However, Sawyer’s spokesperson denies the rumor and claimed to the Daily Mail that she was just exhausted. The spokesperson stated that Sawyer previously had multiple sleepless nights, reporting on the hurricane, as well as preparing for the election broadcast and speech. The claim was confirmed to be true by Dr. William C. Kohler, Medical Director of the Florida Sleep Institute in Spring Hill, Florida, that a sleepless person can act as if he/she is drunk. 

Diane Sawyer Stroke

There is no information about Sawyer having any stroke. However, there will be an update as soon as the information is available. 

Diane Sawyer House

Sawyer and her late husband, Mike Nichols, lived in a ’20s French country–style stone house nestled into the cliffs of the Palisades of New York. The house showcases sweeping views of the Hudson River. The house is 3,108-square-foot and it features three bedrooms and 3.5 baths. As of 2016, the house was listed for $4.6 million. It is not known whether te house is already bought.

At ABC News Sawyer works alongside;

  1. George Stephanopoulos
  2.  Juju Chang
  3. Andrew Dymburt
  4. Linsey Davis
  5. T. J. Holmes
  6. Sara Haines
  7. Martha Raddatz
  8. Whit Johnson
  9. Lara Spencer
  10. Eva Pilgrim
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