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Diane Sawyer

  • Birthplace: Glasgow, Kentucky
  • Birthday: December 22

Diane Sawyer is an American television journalist.

In 1984, she became the first female correspondent on 60 Minutes. In 1989, she moved to ABC News to co-anchor Primetime Live newsmagazine with Sam Donaldson. From 1998 to 2000, she co-anchored ABC's 20/20, also a newsmagazine, broadcast on Wednesdays with Donaldson and on Sundays with Barbara Walters.

In 1999, Sawyer returned to morning news as the co-anchor of Good Morning America with Charles Gibson, remaining there for nearly eleven years. From 2009 to 2014, Sawyer served as the anchor of ABC World News.

Diane Sawyer is an American television journalist.

In 1984, she became the first female correspondent on 60 Minutes. In 1989, she moved to ABC News to co-anchor Primetime Live newsmagazine with Sam Donaldson. From 1998 to 2000, she co-anchored ABC's 20/20, also a newsmagazine, broadcast on Wednesdays with Donaldson and on Sundays with Barbara Walters.

In 1999, Sawyer returned to morning news as the co-anchor of Good Morning America with Charles Gibson, remaining there for nearly eleven years. From 2009 to 2014, Sawyer served as the anchor of ABC World News.

On April 29, 1988, she married film and theatre director, producer, and actor Mike Nichols. They had no children. Nichols had two daughters and a son from previous marriages. He died on November 19, 2014, at the age of 83.

Diane Sawyer was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1997.

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Diane Sawyer

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