Lila Diane Sawyer or popularly known as Diane Sawyer is an American television journalist who has achieved quite a few milestones in her career. The beginning had a great start as a member of the US president Richard Nixon’s white house staff, and from then there was nothing to stop her. Diane became the first woman correspondent for CBS’s news magazine 60 minutes, and like this, there are more such success stories that she has. Well, this is just an introduction, and a lot is left to say. So today, let’s learn about the career, biography and net worth of Diane Sawyer in 2018.
Early Life and Biography
Diane Sawyer was born on December 22nd 1945 in Glasgow, Kentucky. Her father Erbon Powers Tom Sawyer was a former captain in US Navy who later became a Republican politician and mother Jean W Sawyer an elementary school teacher. As a child, Diana attended Seneca High School in the Buechel area of Louisville. In school, she was the editor- in chief for the school newspaper The Arrow. In 1967 she completed graduation with a degree in English major from Wellesley College, and also studied law for a year before shifting to journalism.
Diane Sawyer had dated several men over the years. In the initial days, she dated Nixon’s aide Frank Gannon and even Richard Holbrooke an American diplomat. But later Diane got married to a famous theatre personality, Mike Nichols.
Career, Award & Nominations
Right after completing graduation Sawyer got a job in WLKY-TV as a weather forecaster. Eventually, she lost interest in that and started looking for better opportunities. In the beginning, she couldn’t find a suitable position in the broadcast industry and therefore had to take up the job of an assistant of Jerry Warren. A few days later she was promoted as the staff assistant to the then American president Nixon. A change took place in 1978 when she got back to broadcast journalism as an assignment reporter in CBS news. Sawyer’s biggest hit was ‘60 minutes’ an investigative news magazine by CBS News where she worked for five long years. After her tenure at CBS, Sawyer got to work with ABC World as an anchor of the channel’s flagship program until 2014. Diane is still associated with ABC.
She was the winner of Emmy Awards twice- once for ‘Good Morning America’ and another for news and documentary. Sawyer was also the recipient of an honorary Doctorate of Letters from Brown University in the year 2012.
Net Worth & Earnings
Sawyer leads a luxurious life as she is quite an affluent personality. She even owns a few luxury cars, and her lifestyle is beyond the ordinary. Diane has an estimated net worth of $95 million, and you will be amazed to know that as a host of ABC she earns $22 million every year.
Diane Sawyer is an ambitious person who believes in hard work. Sawyer’s passion towards the field of journalism has made her what she is today. Just like any other people, even as she has faced various ups and downs, but that didn’t affect her in any way. Diane has reached the epitome of success through strong willpower and determination.