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Diane Sawyer Biography

Birth Name:
Lila Diane Sawyer
Birth Place:
Glasgow, Kentucky, United States
News anchor

Fast Facts

  • Won America's Junior Miss pageant in 1963
  • Began broadcast career as a weather girl in Louisville, KY
  • Worked as an aide to Nixon's press secretary in the '70s; helped him in the writing of his memoirs in 1974-75
  • Joined CBS in 1978 as a reporter, co-anchored CBS This Morning (1981-84), and later became the first female correspondent on 60 Minutes
  • She moved to ABC in 1989, hosting PrimeTime Live and later, Good Morning America (1999)
  • Inducted into the Television Academy of Fame in 1997
  • Replaced Charles Gibson as anchor of ABC's World News in December 2009