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Diane Sawyer is an American Television journalist who previously hosted served ABC News. Diane Sawyer was the anchor for network late night show ABC World News, giving inside reports on the serious issues and global subjects along with in-depth investigations and breakthrough stories.

Her premature career had briefly saw the White House where she briefly served U.S. President Richard Nixon.

Quick Info:

  • Birthday: December 22, 1945 (Age 72)
  • Ethnicity: Mixed (English, Scottish, Irish, & German)
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Television journalist

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1. Family and Personal Life

Diane Sawyer was married to Mike Nichols, a Hollywood film director and actor for over two decades.

They never had children during this entire time, however, husband Mike had three from his previous marriage.

Diane, a native of Glasgow, Kentucky was born to Erbon Powers Sawyer, a Jefferson County judge as well as executive and Jean W., who taught elementary pupil.

Since her father was politically associated, they moved to Louisville when he was outlined a community leader who supported Republican Party.

In the memorial of her dad who was gruesomely killed in a car accident, there is a state park in Louisville which is enshrined forever.

Quick Info:

  • Parents: Erbon Powers Sawyer and Jean W
  • Husband: Mike Nichols
  • Children: N/A 
  • Marital Status: Divorced

Growing up in Louisville, she studied at Seneca High School, a public school in the Buechel area. The early sign of her being a journalist was evidenced when she positioned an editor-in-chief for The Arrow, a school newspaper.

During the senior years, she participated America’s Junior Miss scholarship pageant and claimed the title with an essay where she paralleled the music during the civil war. Over the time, she traveled across the country, drawing together a lifetime experience.

She graduated Wellesley College with Bachelor’s degree by majoring in English. While attending Wellesley, she was the member of college cappella-singing squad as well as Phi Sigma Lecture Society.

Following the graduation, she joined the University of Louisville studying law for a semester until transferring to journalism.

Diane Sawyer was married to Mike Nichols, a stand-up comedian, film producer, actor, and director for 26 years.

Mike who was earlier married to three women tied the knot with Diane after two years of divorce with third wife Annabel Davis-Goff.

Over two decades of a relationship, the beloved couple never had their own children; however, Mike had three with his previous relationship.

Before getting married to husband Mike, she briefly enjoyed the romances with Frank Gannon and Richard Holbrooke, an American diplomat.

However, she never dated or had a committed relationship after the death of the husband of 26 years.

Mike Nichols, the late husband of Diane Sawyer, passed away in 2014 at age 83.

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2. Body Measurements and Lifestyle

Diane Sawyer, famous for her youthful appearance, is a ravishing beauty on television broadcasting. Despite her age 72, she oozes extreme glamour and enthusiasm, which is evident in her shows.

 

When it comes to the list of ABC’s beauty, Diane will make it to the top of the list with her exceptional talent, followed by scintillating looks, and smokey blue eyes. This sprightly veteran news reporter possesses a timeless youth, which sparkles the rumors of her having a face job.

Quick Info:

  • Height: 5 feet 9 inches (179 cm)
  • Body Measurements: N/A
  • Plastic Surgery: Yes
  • Weight: 54 kg (119 lbs)

Since her jawline looks better than previous, medical experts unveiled the secret of her beauty as they believe she has had a facelift. Whatever, the furtive is, the bottom line is she is exceptional with her job which makes her the alluring reporter of all time. Despite being in 70, the blonde bombshell has achieved a toned through healthy diet and regular workout.

Usually, she is spotted freeing cold reporting from on-field or reaching her studio desk to host the program. But being a fun loving person, she uses her recess chatting with fellow co-staff and hanging out with them.

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3. Professional Career

Diane Sawyer is a former anchor of ABC World News, who resigned from her position in 2014. She was previously an assistant for White House under the administration of Richard Nixon.

Diane made her debut in the broadcasting industry as a meteorologist for Louisville centered WLKY-TV; however, she never enjoyed reporting weather events. It was until the channel promoted her to the position of general assignment; she covered the austere weather events of the country. When she was done with the job, she moved to Washington D.C., eventually landing a stint as an assistant for White House deputy press secretary, Jerry Warren.

Career Timeline:

  • 1984: First female correspondent for CBS news program 60 Minutes
  • 1997: Inducted into the Television Hall of Fame
  • 2000: Returned to co-host new edition of Primetime Newsmagazine show Primetime Thursday

In no time, she made her way to become the assistant to President Richard Nixon after briefly serving Ron Ziegler as an administrative assistant. She served the White House throughout Nixon’s administration and even after his advanced resignation in 1974, Diane continued to aid Nixon-Ford transition lineup for a year.

In 1978, she relocated to D.C. to join CBS News for the post of general assignment reporter, and after two years she was assigned with the duty of political correspondent as well as to feature on the Morning with Charles Kuralt. She became co-host of the show when it expanded its time slot, but the departure of Kuralt demanded her to co-anchor CBS Early Morning news along with Bill Kurtis.

After two years in CBS, she joined ABC News in 1989 to co-host Primetime Live newsmagazine as well as 20/20 from 1998-2000. In the late 90s, she started to co-host morning news show ‘Good Morning America’.

In 2009, she became the host for ABC World News following the retirement of network veteran Gibson. After serving the network for five years, she stepped down from her position in 2014, however, continued to contribute to the network shows.

Throughout her career, she garnered multiple awards for her accomplishment and remarkable contribution to the industry including prestigious Emmy Award, Peabody Award, Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and Walter Cronkite Award.

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4. Salary and Net Worth 2018

Diane Sawyer net worth and salary: Diane Sawyer is a news anchor and television journalist who has a net worth of $80 million dollars.

As a news reporter for ABC, a leading American media house for over a decade she must have received handsome pay cheque which soared her fortunes to $80 million. 

Quick Info:

  • Net Worth: $80 million
  • Salary: N/A  

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