Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$80 million
Date Of BirthDecember 22, 1945
SpouseMike Nichols
FactTV newswoman. Was the first female co-anchor of TV's 60 Minutes (1968).
PaymentsEarned $12,000,000 /year (2007) from Good Morning America (1975)


Diane Sawyer is an American television journalist. She has been the anchor of ABC News’ flagship program, ABC World News, since 2009. She has also been a co-anchor of ABC’s morning show, Good Morning America, and a correspondent for 60 Minutes.

Sawyer was born in Glasgow, Kentucky, on December 22, 1945. Her parents, Jean and Erbon Powers Sawyer, were Republicans. Her father was a judge and her mother was a homemaker. She has two brothers, Robert and Richard. Sawyer attended Seneca High School in Louisville, Kentucky. She graduated from Wellesley College in 1967 with a bachelor’s degree in English.

Sawyer began her career as a weather forecaster for WLKY-TV in Louisville. She later became a political reporter for WCBS-TV in New York City. In 1978, she joined CBS News as a political correspondent. She covered the presidential campaigns of Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale in 1976 and 1980.

In 1984, Sawyer moved to ABC News. She became the network’s first female correspondent on Prime Time Live. She also served as a substitute anchor on Good Morning America and World News Tonight. In 1989, she became the co-anchor of Prime Time Live with Sam Donaldson. The show was renamed Prime Time This Week in 1992.

In 1998, Sawyer was named co-anchor of Good Morning America. She remained in that position until December 2006. In January 2009, she became the anchor of ABC World News.

Sawyer has won several awards for her work, including three Emmy Awards and the George Foster Peabody Award. In 2010, she was inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

Sawyer has been married twice. Her first husband was Richard Holbrooke, a diplomat. They were married from 1976 to 1981. Her second husband is Mike Nichols, a film director. They have been married since 1988. Sawyer has no children.

General Info

Full NameDiane Sawyer
Net Worth$80 million
Date Of BirthDecember 22, 1945
Height1.75 m
ProfessionJournalist, Screenwriter, Newscaster
EducationWellesley College, University of Louisville, Seneca High School MCA
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseMike Nichols
ParentsErbon Powers "Tom" Sawyer, Jean W. Sawyer
SiblingsLinda Sawyer

Accomplishments

AwardsGLAAD Media Award for Excellence in Media, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Morning Program, George Polk Awards, Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story – Long Form, News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Cove...
NominationsNews & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast, News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing, News & Documentary Emmy Award for New Approaches: Current News Coverage, News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News S...
TV ShowsTurning Point, ABC 2000 Today, Good Morning America, ABC World News, 20/20, Primetime, 60 Minutes, Nightline, CBS Morning News, Walter Cronkite's Universe, Day One, September 11, 2001 - ABC News Coverage

Social profile links

Salary

TitleSalary
Good Morning America (1975)$12,000,000 /year (2007)

Quotes

#Quote
1[on Madeleine McCann] The girl with the magical eyes.
2[on co-hosting Good Morning America (1975)] "The scariest part about taking this job was how many people would know what I really look like when I get up in the morning". (From "Ladies' Home Journal" interview)

Facts

#Fact
1Her mentor was the late Mike Wallace.
2Credits Mike Wallace as her favorite mentor/best friend.
3Has a dog named Lila, which is also her first name.
4Stepmother of Max Nichols and Jenny Nichols.
5Served as a TV weather girl in Louisville early in her broadcast career.
6On the list of activities she wrote down for her first pageant win she mentioned that she enjoyed "tennis, basketball, being a Young Republican and, when time permits, knitting".
7Was rumored to be Watergate's infamous "Deep Throat" (she's repeatedly denied it).
8Worked as a former Nixon White House press aide; followed Nixon into exile after his resignation to help him write his memoirs.
9Born at 8:00am-CST
10TV newswoman. Was the first female co-anchor of TV's 60 Minutes (1968).
111963 America's Junior Miss, 1963 Kentucky's Junior Miss.
12Graduated from Wellesley College in 1967, and finished a semester of law school before deciding on journalism.
13Began her broadcasting career as a reporter at WLKY-TV in Louisville, Kentucky.
14Member of Television Academy of Fame.
15Member of Broadcast Magazine Hall of Fame.

Pictures

Movies

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unbreakable: One Girl Changing the World2013TV Movie documentary
20/202011TV Series documentary 2 episodes
Primetime Live: Brad Pitt's Journey to Africa2005TV Movie documentary
Weddings Gone Wacky, Wonderful and Wild: Anything for Love2004TV Series
My Big Wild You're-Not-Gonna-Believe This Wedding2003TV Movie
Primetime Special Edition: Whitney Houston2002TV Movie

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Capturing the Friedmans2003Documentary particularly good advice

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst2015TV Mini-Series documentary special thanks - 6 episodes
The Switch2010/Ispecial thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The View2005-2017TV SeriesHerself
20/202008-2016TV Series documentaryHerself / Herself - Host / Herself - Anchor / ...
Good Morning America1999-2016TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host / Herself / Herself - Co-Anchor / ...
The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself - ABC News
ABC World News Tonight with David Muir2008-2015TV SeriesHerself - Anchor / Herself / Herself - Co-Anchor
I Am Cait2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Entertainment Tonight2003-2015TV SeriesHerself
The 2015 ESPY Awards2015TV MovieHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael2003-2015TV SeriesHerself
The Diplomat2015Documentary
Inside Edition2014-2015TV Series documentaryHerself
The Untold Story of the Sound of Music2015TV Movie documentaryHerself / Host
ABC News: Your Voice, Your Vote 20142014TV MovieHerself - Anchor
Extra2003-2014TV SeriesHerself
The Francis Effect2014DocumentaryHerself - Hostess, ABC News
The Hornet's Nest2014DocumentaryHerself - ABC News Anchor in Afghanistan)
The Kelly File2013TV SeriesHerself
A Tribute to Anne Sweeney: Newhouse Mirror Awards2013ShortHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2005-2013TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
ABC News Election Night 20122012TV Series
ABC News Nightline2012TV SeriesHerself - Anchor, ABC World News
Janeane from Des Moines2012Herself
ABC News 2012 Democratic National Convention2012TV MovieHost
ABC News 2012 Republican National Convention2012TV MovieHost
The 66th Annual Tony Awards2012TV Movie documentaryHerself - Audience Member
ABC News Republican Debate New Hampshire2012TV MovieHerself - Moderator
This Week2011TV SeriesHerself
ABC News Republican Debate Iowa2011TV MovieHerself
The Colbert Report2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel2011DocumentaryHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2004-2011TV SeriesHerself
Oprah's Master Class2011TV Series documentaryHerself
Target: Bin Laden - The Death and Life of Public Enemy Number One2011VideoHerself - Correspondent
ABC News: Vote 20102010TV MovieHerself - Anchor
Rachael Ray2006-2010TV SeriesHerself
Stand Up to Cancer2010TV SpecialHerself - Host
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004-2010TV SeriesHerself
Larry King Live2010TV SeriesHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mike Nichols2010TV MovieHerself
Unforgettable2010DocumentaryHerself
The Daily Show2010TV SeriesHerself
ABC News: Inauguration 20092009TV MovieHerself - Anchor
The Insider2008TV SeriesHerself
911 Flatline2007Video documentary shortHerself - Good Morning America Host
Primetime1989-2007TV Series documentaryHerself - Anchor / Herself - Correspondent (segment "Abuse Behind Closed Doors") / TV Program Host / ...
That's the Way It Is: Celebrating Cronkite at 902007TV Movie documentary
Building a Dream: The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
Ali Rap2006TV MovieHerself
Forbes Celebrity 100: Who Made Bank?2006TV MovieHerself
Legends Ball2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner2006DocumentaryHerself
Primetime Live: Brad Pitt's Journey to Africa2005TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
The 59th Annual Tony Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
The Women in Maximum Security2005TV Movie documentaryReporter
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHerself
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards2005TV Special documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Weddings Gone Wacky, Wonderful and Wild: Anything for Love2004TV SeriesHerself / Anchor
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2004TV SeriesHerself
25th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards2004TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
Late Show with David Letterman1994-2004TV SeriesHerself
Frontline2004TV Series documentary
My Big Wild You're-Not-Gonna-Believe This Wedding2003TV MovieHerself - Host
Oprah in Africa: A Personal Journey, a Global Challenge2003TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2003TV SpecialHerself
Private Jessica Lynch: An American Story2003TV Movie documentaryReporter
A Life of Laughter: Remembering John Ritter2003TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration2003TV Special documentaryHerself
Primetime Special Edition: Whitney Houston2002TV MovieHerself - Host
Conversations from the Edge with Carrie Fisher2002TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1999-2002TV SeriesHerself
America.012001TV SeriesHerself / Host
Independence Day 20012001TV MovieHerself - Host
Intimate Portrait2001TV Series documentaryHerself
ABC 2000: The Millennium1999TV Movie documentaryHerself - Anchor
The Annual Film Society of Lincoln Center Honors Mike Nichols1999TV MovieHerself
Town Meeting with Diane Sawyer: Celebrities vs. the Press1997TV Special documentaryHerself - Hostess
50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Golden Anniversary1997TV Movie documentaryHerself
Baby, Oh Baby: The Six-Pack Is Back1996TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
Deadly Game: The Mark and Delia Owens Story1996TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
Golden Anniversary1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Barbara Walters1994TV MovieHerself
Turning Point1994TV Series documentaryHerself - Host
Murder in Beverly Hills: The Menendez Trial1993TV MovieHerself - Host
Kathie Lee Gifford's Celebration of Motherhood1993TV MovieHerself
Day One1993TV SeriesHerself - Host (1994-1995)
The Howard Stern Show1992TV SeriesHerself
American Masters1990TV Series documentaryHerself
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary1989TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member (uncredited)
60 Minutes1984-1987TV Series documentaryHerself
David Letterman's 2nd Annual Holiday Film Festival1986TV MovieHerself (segment "An Audience of My Own")
Hour Magazine1986TV SeriesHerself
The 3rd Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame Awards1986TV SpecialHerself
1984 Presidential Debates1984TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Late Night with David Letterman1984TV SeriesHerself
The American Parade1984TV SeriesCorrespondent
CBS Evening News with Dan Rather1983TV SeriesHerself
CBS Early Morning News1982TV SeriesHerself - Co-Anchor (1982-1984)
Universe1980TV SeriesReporter
Morning1979TV SeriesHerself - Co-Anchor (1981-1984)

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inside Edition2014-2016TV Series documentaryHerself / Herself - ABC News
Entertainment Tonight2014-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - ABC News / Herself - ABC News Anchor
The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself - CBS Morning News
O.J.: Made in America2016DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Who Is Donald Trump?2015TV Movie documentaryHerself
Extra2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
Media Buzz2014-2015TV SeriesHerself - ABC News / Herself / Herself - ABC News Anchor
Mobilize2014Documentary
The Insider2014TV SeriesHerself - ABC News Anchor / Herself
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of2014TV SeriesHerself
Frontline2014TV Series documentaryHerself
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks2013DocumentaryHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV SeriesHerself - Election Night Coverage
Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesHerself - News Correspondent
The Woman Who Wasn't There2012DocumentaryHerself - Good Morning America Host
20/202012TV Series documentaryHerself
ABC World News Tonight with David Muir2012TV SeriesHerself
Breakthrough Energy Movement Conference 20122012TV SeriesHerself
Air: The True Memoirs of Gil C. Alicea2011DocumentaryHerself
Ethos2011/IDocumentaryHerself
This Is What Love in Action Looks Like2011DocumentaryHerself
Reagan2011DocumentaryHerself
Wishful Drinking2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2010TV Series documentaryHerself
Nova2010TV Series documentaryHerself - ABC News Anchor
The Price of Pleasure: Pornography, Sexuality & Relationships2008Video documentaryHerself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host of 'Good Morning America'
September Clues2007DocumentaryHerself - ABC Anchorwoman
Shut Up & Sing2006DocumentaryHerself
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops2004TV Special documentaryHerself
Spin1995DocumentaryHerself

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2015WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USANews - Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin or Breaking ReportABC Evening News (1953)
2012EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Regularly Scheduled NewscastABC Evening News (1953)
2012EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a Regularly Scheduled NewscastABC Evening News (1953)
2010EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story - Long FormABC News: Inauguration 2009 (2009)
2007Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsExcellence in Morning ProgrammingGood Morning America (1975)
2003Excellence in Media AwardGLAAD Media Awards
2003Lifetime Achievement AwardNews & Documentary Emmy Awards
2000EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding News and Documentary Program Achievement - Programs & SegmentsABC 2000: The Millennium (1999)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2015EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story - Long FormABC News: Your Voice, Your Vote 2014 (2014)
2013EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Regularly Scheduled NewscastABC Evening News (1953)
2012EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Regularly Scheduled NewscastABC Evening News (1953)
2012EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled NewscastABC Evening News (1953)
2012EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Feature Story in a News Magazine20/20 (1978)
2012EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Business and Economic Reporting in a Regularly Scheduled NewscastABC Evening News (1953)
2012EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Interview20/20 (1978)
2012EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsNew Approaches to News & Documentary Programming: Current News CoverageTarget: Bin Laden - The Death and Life of Public Enemy Number One (2011)
2011EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story - Long FormABC News: Vote 2010 (2010)
2010EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Regularly Scheduled NewscastGood Morning America (1975)
2010EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsBest Report in a News Magazine20/20 (1978)
2001TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsNews Person of the Year

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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