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Diane Sawyer

Born Dec 22, 1945

Lila Diane Sawyer is the current anchor of ABC News' flagship program, ABC World News. Previously, Sawyer had been co-anchor of ABC News's morning news program, Good Morning America (GMA).

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Diane Sawyer.


1945 Birth Born on December 22, 1945.


1962 16 Years Old During the period from 1962 to 1965, Sawyer was "America's Junior Miss" touring the country to promote the Coca-Cola Pavilion at the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair.


1967 21 Years Old In 1967, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English from Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. … Read More
1969 23 Years Old …  Soon after her birth, her family moved to Louisville, Kentucky, where her father rose to local prominence as a Republican politician and community leader; he was Kentucky's Jefferson County Judge/Executive when he was killed in a car accident on Louisville's Interstate 64 in 1969. … Read More
1970 24 Years Old Sawyer began her professional career in Republican Party politics. In 1970, White House Press Secretary Ron Ziegler hired her to serve in the administration of U.S. President Richard Nixon.
1974 28 Years Old Sawyer continued through Nixon's resignation from the presidency in 1974 and worked on the Nixon-Ford transition team in 1974–1975, after which she decamped with Nixon to California and helped him write his memoirs, published in 1978.


1977 31 Years Old She also helped prepare Nixon for his famous set of television interviews with journalist David Frost in 1977. … Read More
1978 32 Years Old In 1978, Sawyer joined CBS News as a political correspondent and became a co-anchor, with Bill Kurtis, of the CBS Morning News in 1981.
1984 38 Years Old In 1984, she became a correspondent for 60 Minutes, a CBS News investigative television newsmagazine; she remained for five years.


1988 42 Years Old On April 29, 1988, she and Mike Nichols, a film director, were married. They have no children. Nichols has 3 from previous marriages: Daisy, born in 1964; Max, born in 1974; and Jenny, born in 1977. … Read More
1989 43 Years Old In 1989, she moved to ABC News to co-anchor newsmagazine Primetime Live, with Sam Donaldson.
1992 46 Years Old Sawyer has interviewed many political figures including U.S. Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. She conducted the first interview with U.S. President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton after his first election to the presidency in 1992.


1998 52 Years Old From 1998 to 2000, she would become a co-anchor for ABC's 20/20, also a newsmagazine, co-anchoring on Wednesdays with Donaldson and on Sundays with Barbara Walters.
1999 53 Years Old In 1999, Sawyer returned to morning news (GMA) as the co-anchor of GMA with Charles Gibson. … Read More


2007 61 Years Old On February 12, 2007, she interviewed Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. … Read More
On September 2, 2009, she was announced as the successor to Gibson, who retired as ABC World News anchor on Friday, December 18, 2009.
2011 65 Years Old On November 14, 2011, Diane secured another exclusive by being the first person to interview Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, ten months after she survived an assassination attempt. … Read More
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