Diane Sawyer Biography and Wiki
Diane Sawyer is an American television broadcast journalist. She is known for anchoring on major programs such as ABC World News Tonight, Good Morning America, 20/20, and Primetime newsmagazine while at ABC News.
Sawyer returned to Kentucky after college and began working as a weather forecaster for WLKY-TV in Louisville. Sawyer thought the weather was dull, so she would pepper it with quips to keep it interesting. Sawyer was eventually upgraded to a general-assignment position, although this did not hold her attention for long. Sawyer arrived to Washington, D.C., in 1970, and when she couldn’t find work as a broadcast journalist, she applied for jobs in government offices.
Jerry Warren, the White House deputy press secretary, eventually hired her as an assistant. Sawyer began with writing press releases and swiftly progressed to other responsibilities, including preparing some of President Richard Nixon’s public pronouncements. She worked as an administrative assistant to White House Press Secretary Ron Ziegler for a few months before rising through the ranks to become a staff assistant to US President Richard Nixon.
Years later, Sawyer was identified as Deep Throat, the source of confidential information leaks to writer Bob Woodward during the Watergate crisis. W. Mark Felt was identified as Deep Throat in 2005, however on his deathbed, Rabbi Baruch Korff a longtime Nixon confidant and supporter known as “Nixon’s rabbi” – stated Sawyer was Deep Throat. Sawyer laughed it off and became one of six people who petitioned Woodward for a public denial, which he received.
When Sawyer returned to Washington, D.C. in 1978, she worked as a general-assignment correspondent for CBS News. In February 1980, she was appointed to political correspondent and began appearing on Morning with Charles Kuralt weekday programs. On May 13, 1981, the president of CBS News introduced Sawyer as co-anchor when the morning news show was enlarged from 60 to 90 minutes. She made her debut on September 28, 1981, and immediately made an impression on the audience.
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Diane Sawyer Age
Diane is 75 years old as of 2021, she was born on December 22nd, 1945, in Glasgow, Kentucky.
Diane Sawyer Height
She stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches.
Diane Sawyer Parents and Family
Diane was born to Jean W.and Erbon Powers her mother was an elementary school teacher while her father a county judge. She studied at Wellesley College where she got her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English.
Diane Sawyer Husband and Married
Diane was married to the theatre director, producer, and actor Mike Nichols. The two later got divorced in 2014. They had no children together.