Diane Sawyer

American journalist Diane Sawyer

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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Sisters featured in ABC News report on overmedicated foster kids are missing
ABC News - about 1 month
Kayla and Brooke Ward were featured in a 2011 Diane Sawyer report.
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WATCH: 20/20 11/03/17: Diane Sawyer Investigates: ISIS in America
ABC News - 4 months
When former Marine discovered teen son talking to ISIS recruiters; How ISIS uses the internet to target young Americans for recruitment; The fight against ISIS's reach on America's youth
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WATCH: Parents of children who were inspired to join ISIS online warn other parents
ABC News - 4 months
ABC News' Diane Sawyer meets in London with parents whose children died as a result of joining and fighting for ISIS.
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Diane Sawyer's 'pink slime' deposition bad news for ABC, reporter Jim Avila?
Fox News - 8 months
Diane Sawyer’s videotaped deposition, played for jurors late Tuesday in the second week of the “pink slime” trial, could backfire for ABC, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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WATCH: March 15, 1991: 'World News Tonight' - 4 LA police officers are indicted on assault charges
ABC News - 10 months
Diane Sawyer reports on the Rodney King case.
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WATCH: Caitlyn Jenner opens up about her relationship with her kids
ABC News - 10 months
Caitlyn Jenner sits down with ABC News' Diane Sawyer to discuss life after transitioning to a woman.
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What’s on TV Friday: ‘Girlboss’ on Netflix and Caitlyn Jenner on ‘20/20’
NYTimes - 10 months
“Girlboss” loosely chronicles the rise of the e-commerce diva Sophia Amoruso. And Caitlyn Jenner talks with Diane Sawyer about her new memoir.
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WATCH: 'Caitlyn Jenner: The Secrets of My Life' with Diane Sawyer, airing Friday, April 21, at 10 pm ET
ABC News - 11 months
Don't miss a Diane Sawyer primetime exclusive sit-down with Caitlyn Jenner. In a special hour, see Caitlyn reflect on her life since she last spoke with Diane two years ago. Watch "Caitlyn Jenner: The Secrets of My Life" on Friday, April 21, at 10 p.m. ET
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Caitlyn Jenner Will Get Candid With Diane Sawyer Once Again
Huffington Post - 11 months
Two years after their first history-making interview, Caitlyn Jenner will sit down with ABC’s Diane Sawyer once more.  Jenner, 67, will chat with Sawyer on April 21 to mark the second anniversary of their 2015 interview, in which the Olympian spoke at length about identifying as transgender for the first time. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the hour-long “20/20” interview will coincide with the release of Jenner’s memoir, The Secrets of My Life. Details on the specifics of the interview are minimal, but the two have a lot to catch up on. In the two years since the first “20/20” interview, Jenner has become a bona-fide icon for the trans community with her own E! reality series, “I Am Cait.” Her TV appearances include Amazon’s “Transparent” and “The Celebrity Apprentice.”  Meanwhile, she’s also become a lightning rod for controversy. The longtime Republican was a supporter of President Donald Trump during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and attended the inaugurati...
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WATCH: 'My Reality: A Hidden America' Airs Friday, January 13th at 10/9c on ABC
ABC News - about 1 year
ABC News Anchor Diane Sawyer connected on social media with thousands of working Americans to hear the realities they face in their daily lives. See her report on the struggle these Americans face attempting to live the life they once knew growing up.
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WATCH: Hairstylist-to-the-Stars Vincent Roppatte Dies at 81
ABC News - about 1 year
Vincent Roppatte was a master hairstylist at Saks Fifth Avenue to celebrity clientele including ABC News' Diane Sawyer.
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Exclamation Marks Are Feminist As F**k
Huffington Post - over 1 year
At the start of my career, I didn’t dare use exclamation marks in emails. I worked at a business magazine and wanted to convince my colleagues I could pull off a blazer (I couldn’t) and knew about the economy (I didn’t).  Emails from my boss and senior editors were brusque  – “sure,” “fine,” “needs work”– and stoked my constant fear that they hated me or thought I was stupid. I quickly correlated being smart with being unemotive. The last thing I needed was to punctuate like a woman who drinks pumpkin spice lattes.  It came as a surprise when a female boss at my next job used exclamation marks like a grammatical salt shaker: “Running late!”; “Happy to see you!”; “Can you fix this typo? Thanks!” But instead of questioning her intellect, I felt relief. The earnest punctuation took the edge off every message. I never wasted hours wondering if she was disappointed in me or just in a rush. She never seemed unapproachable like my previous managers had.  I started using exclamatio...
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ABC's Diane Sawyer asks that 'pink slime' case be dismissed
NPR - over 1 year
Court documents filed this week provide detailed accounts from Diane Sawyer, correspondent Jim Avila and others about how they gathered the information for the reports on Beef Products Inc.
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Here is another idea for debate moderators: Ted Koppel, Charlie Gibson, Diane Sawyer – moderators who ‘have no skin in the game’
Fox News - over 1 year
Why not bring back some journalists who are not likely to get caught up in any current controversies?  Anyone currently active in journalism runs the risk every day of getting wrapped up in some controversy by some statement, some question that could then poison the debates. Do you have any ideas? The upcoming debates could be the most consequential of our life time.  The results of them will determine likely the direction of our country for generations to come. The post Here is another idea for debate moderators: Ted Koppel, Charlie Gibson, Diane Sawyer – moderators who ‘have no skin in the game’ appeared first on Gretawire.
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TV Exec Harassed By Roger Ailes Writes Powerful Essay About Rampant Workplace Sexism
Huffington Post - over 1 year
In 1981, after accepting a job offer from then-NBC producer Roger Ailes, Shelley Ross found herself in a seriously uncomfortable position.  “When did you first discover you were sexy?” Ross recalls Ailes asked her, before suggesting that the two partake on what he called a “sexual alliance.” Decades later, Ross, now a television executive, is coming out as yet another woman who’s been harassed by recently ousted Fox News CEO Roger Ailes in a detailed, must-read essay on Monday for The Daily Beast. Ross’s essay is about so much more than one man’s abuse. It details the ingrained sexism and harassment that has persisted for decades in the workplace, and focuses mainly on the frequency of the issue in the media industry. Ross, whose resumé includes conducting the first televised interview with Charles Manson and various executive producer roles for ABC and CBS, wrote about the complexity of workplace harassment, as well as the complexity of the relationships amongst perpetr...
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Donald Trump's Hair To Announce It's Transitioning Into A Quilt
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Donald Trump's Hair to Announce It's Transitioning Into A Quilt The news just got a bit more hair-raising for the beleaguered presidential campaign of presumptive Republican nominee Donald J. Trump. Diane Sawyer, in a blockbuster interview, sure to draw comparisons to her sit down with Caitlyn Jenner, announced that Donald Trump's hair piece will appear with Sawyer to discuss its transitioning into a quilt. When asked if Trump "wigged out" at the news, the fuzzy patch of yellow answered: "Yeah, he flipped out a little." Adding: "It's time. As we say in the trade, "hair today, gone tomorrow." Trump's hair will discuss with Sawyer its desire to transition into being part of a quilt. A project titled "From Hair to Eternity" that will also include well-known retired follicular replacement devices from Liberace, John Travolta, etc. When reached for a comment, a Trump representative denied the hairpiece existed, but would not rule out a TV show to replace it, tentatively ca...
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Khloe Kardashian Says She No Longer Has A Relationship With Caitlyn Jenner
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Things went down between Khloe Kardashian and Caitlyn Jenner on the Season 12 premiere of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" on Sunday.  Khloe was doing a New York City press tour to promote her book, Strong Looks Better Naked, and pissed off Caitlyn after appearing on "The Howard Stern Show." The youngest Kardashian sister spoke honestly about how Caitlyn kept her transition a secret for so long and how hard it was when the family finally found out about it during a meeting with E!  After being so candid on the radio show, Khloe said she received a barrage of hostile texts from Caitlyn. Khloe called her mom, Kris Jenner, to vent after she'd exchanged words with Caitlyn:  "I said, ‘You slaughtered my mother, and you have the nerve to say, ‘What happened to family sticking together?'" Khloe said on a phone call with Kris. "I said, ‘You jumped that ship as soon as you did Diane Sawyer, and you attacked my mom!'"  "She can tell me to f**k off all she wants. I don't have a re...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Diane Sawyer
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 68
    On June 25, 2014, it was announced that she would step down from the anchor chair at ABC World News in September 2014.
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    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.
  • 2009
    Age 63
    However, on December 1, 2009, The New York Times reported that, instead of moving to ABC World News in January 2010, Sawyer would start on December 21, 2009, three days after Gibson's departure.
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    Sawyer left GMA on December 11, 2009, and was scheduled to become the ABC World News anchor in January 2010.
    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.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2005
    Age 59
    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.
  • 2001
    Age 55
    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.
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  • 2000
    Age 54
    In 2000, Sawyer returned as co-anchor of Primetime newsmagazine now called Primetime Thursday, with Gibson replacing Donaldson.
  • 1999
    Age 53
    In 1999, Sawyer returned to morning news as the co-anchor of Good Morning America with Charles Gibson.
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  • 1998
    Age 52
    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.
  • FORTIES
  • 1989
    Age 43
    In 1989, she moved to ABC News to co-anchor Primetime Live newsmagazine with Sam Donaldson.
  • 1988
    Age 42
    On April 29, 1988, she married film and theatre director, producer, and actor Mike Nichols.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1984
    Age 38
    In 1984, she became the first female correspondent on 60 Minutes, a CBS News investigative-television newsmagazine.
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  • 1981
    Age 35
    With her debut on September 28, 1981, she put her own stamp on the broadcast.
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    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.
  • 1980
    Age 34
    She was promoted to political correspondent in February 1980 and featured on the weekday broadcasts of Morning with Charles Kuralt.
  • 1978
    Age 32
    When Sawyer came back to Washington, D.C., in 1978, she joined CBS News as a general-assignment reporter.
  • 1977
    Age 31
    She also helped prepare Nixon for his famous set of television interviews with journalist David Frost in 1977.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1974
    Age 28
    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.
  • 1973
    Age 27
    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.
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  • 1970
    Age 24
    In 1970, Sawyer moved to Washington, D.C., and, unable to find work as a broadcast journalist, she interviewed for positions in government offices.
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  • 1969
    Age 23
    He was Kentucky's Jefferson County Judge/Executive when he was killed in a car accident on Louisville's Interstate 64 in 1969.
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  • 1967
    Age 21
    In 1967, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English from Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1962
    Age 16
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1945
    Born
    Born on December 22, 1945.
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