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Overview (3)

Born in Glasgow, Kentucky, USA
Birth NameLila Diana Sawyer
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Diane Sawyer was born on December 22, 1945 in Glasgow, Kentucky, USA as Lila Diana Sawyer. She is a writer, known for ABC World News Tonight with David Muir (1953), 60 Minutes (1968) and Primetime (1989). She was previously married to Mike Nichols.

Spouse (1)

Mike Nichols (29 April 1988 - 19 November 2014) (his death)

Trivia (15)

Member of Broadcast Magazine Hall of Fame.
Member of Television Academy of Fame.
Began her broadcasting career as a reporter at WLKY-TV in Louisville, Kentucky.
Graduated from Wellesley College in 1967, and finished a semester of law school before deciding on journalism.
1963 America's Junior Miss, 1963 Kentucky's Junior Miss.
TV newswoman. Was the first female co-anchor of TV's 60 Minutes (1968).
Born at 8:00am-CST
Worked as a former Nixon White House press aide; followed Nixon into exile after his resignation to help him write his memoirs.
Was rumored to be Watergate's infamous "Deep Throat" (she's repeatedly denied it).
On the list of activities she wrote down for her first pageant win she mentioned that she enjoyed "tennis, basketball, being a Young Republican and, when time permits, knitting".
Served as a TV weather girl in Louisville early in her broadcast career.
Stepmother of Max Nichols and Jenny Nichols.
Has a dog named Lila, which is also her first name.
Credits Mike Wallace as her favorite mentor/best friend.
Her mentor was the late Mike Wallace.

Personal Quotes (2)

[on co-hosting Good Morning America (1975)] "The scariest part about taking this job was how many people would know what I really look like when I get up in the morning". (From "Ladies' Home Journal" interview)
[on Madeleine McCann] The girl with the magical eyes.

Salary (1)

Good Morning America (1975) $12,000,000 /year (2007)

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