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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1945 Birth Born on December 22, 1945.


1962 16 Years Old 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. … Read More


1967 - 1969 2 More Events
1970 24 Years Old In 1970, Sawyer moved to Washington, D.C., and, unable to find work as a broadcast journalist, she interviewed for positions in government offices. … Read More
1973 27 Years Old In 1973 when John Dean testified to the Senate Watergate Committee concerning Nixon's involvement in the Watergate coverup, Sawyer and Larry Speakes were assigned to the staff of Nixon's lawyer J. … Read More
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 When Sawyer came back to Washington, D.C., in 1978, she joined CBS News as a general-assignment reporter.
1980 34 Years Old She was promoted to political correspondent in February 1980 and featured on the weekday broadcasts of Morning with Charles Kuralt.
1981 35 Years Old 1 More Event
When CBS expanded its morning news show from 60 to 90 minutes, Sawyer was announced as co-anchor on May 13, 1981, by the president of CBS News.
1984 38 Years Old In 1984, she became the first female correspondent on 60 Minutes, a CBS News investigative-television newsmagazine. … Read More


1988 42 Years Old On April 29, 1988, she married film and theatre director, producer, and actor Mike Nichols. … Read More
1989 43 Years Old In 1989, she moved to ABC News to co-anchor Primetime Live newsmagazine with Sam Donaldson.


1998 - 1999 2 More Events
2000 54 Years Old In 2000, Sawyer returned as co-anchor of Primetime newsmagazine now called Primetime Thursday, with Gibson replacing Donaldson.
2001 55 Years Old Sawyer was the first to announce to the Good Morning America viewers that the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. … Read More
2005 59 Years Old In 2005, the show was retitled Primetime, and Sawyer left the show at the end of 2006 when its format again changed, with a sub-series focus.


On September 2, 2009, Sawyer was announced as the successor to Gibson, who retired as the anchor of ABC World News, on Friday, December 18, 2009.
2014 68 Years Old 1 More Event
Until 2014 she was the anchor of ABC's flagship broadcast World News and the network's principal anchor for breaking-news coverage, election coverage, and special events.
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