Popular American TV journalist, newscaster, and screenwriter Diane Sawyer are worth $85 million as of 2022. She has been working as an anchor in ABC News since 1989.
As of 2019, Diane earns $22 million in salaries per year as a host of ABC News. Prior, in 2007, her salary was $12 million annually when she hosted Good Morning America. Diane also worked as a CBS reporter and correspondent.
Diane Sawyer worked as a weather forecaster in Louisville immediately after her graduation. After that, she shifted to Washington and served as the assistant to the White House deputy press secretary in 1970.
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Then, to White House Press Secretary, she served as the administrative assistant for then-president Richard Nixon. Likewise, she helped him write his memoirs and prepared for his interviews with the media personality David Frost.
Again, in 1978, Sawyer worked as a CBS reporter and correspondent till 1981. After that, she appeared as co-anchor in The CBS Morning News from 1981 to 1984.
Similarly, the journalist is also part of the TV shows like CBS Early Morning News, 60 Minutes, Primetime Live, Good Morning America, Primetime Thursday/Primetime Live/Primetime, and others.
It's already been three-decade that Diane is working on ABC News channel. Since 1998, she is working as a correspondent on 20/20. Also, she has been serving as ABC News special contributor since 2014.
American journalist Diane Sawyer and her late husband, Mike, bought a home in New York, Palisades. The house is 2,708-square-foot and is built into the cliffs of the Palisades.
Additionally, the mansion consists of manicured gardens, stone steps, winding pathways, a swimming pool, and a picturesque stone cottage.
In October 2016, the journalist Diane's villa was listed for $4.6 million.
American journalist Diane Sawyer has equally earned fame and fortune throughout her career. She supports five charities altogether. She encourages Stand Up To Cancer and helps in the welfare of cancer.
Likewise, she is also engaged in charitable foundations like Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Entertainment Industry Foundation, United Cerebral Palsy, and United Nations Foundation.
Not only ABC World News anchor, the stars such as Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Olivia Munn, Salma Hayek, Tom Hanks, and others are also involved in the above charities and foundations.
Trivia: 5 feet 8.5 inches tall Diane has appeared in the print ads of the “Get caught reading” promotional campaign for the Association of American Publishers in 2007.
Diane Sawyer was born Lila Diane Sawyer on December 22, 1945, in Glasgow, Kentucky, the United States to parents, Erbon Powers Sawyer, and Jean W. Sawyer. Her father, Erbon, who was a politician, was murdered in a car accident in 1959.
She has an older sibling named Linda Sawyer. People often confuse Linda with Late veteran TV producer Linda Sawyer who died in February 2019 due to surgical complications.
Regarding American TV journalists' academic qualifications, Sawyer attended Seneca High School. During that time, she was the editor-in-chief of the school's newspaper, The Arrow.
Later, in 1963, ABC News anchor won in national America's Junior Miss scholarship pageant. Then, in order to promote the Coca-Cola Pavilion at New York World's Fair, Diane went on a tour to America.
Moreover, former CBS reporter attended Wellesley College and earned a degree with a major in English. Also, she enrolled at the University of Louisville School of Law.
Newscaster Diane Sawyer was married to media personality Mike Nichols on April 29, 1988. Like they promised on their wedding vows, the couple was together until death tore them apart. Sadly, Mike died on November 19, 2014, due to a heart attack.
The pair does not share any child; however, Nichols has three children, Jenny Nichols and Max Nichols, with third wife Annabel Davis-Goff and Daisy Nichols with second spouse Margo Callas.