Diane Sawyer Salary, Net Worth and ABC News Tonight

Journalist, newscaster, and screenwriter Diane Sawyer is a famous television personality. Sawyer was the former anchor of ABC News’s night program ABC World News. She was also the co-anchor of the ABC’s great Good Morning America and Primetime News Magazine.

Sawyer was born in Glasgow, Kentucky in 1945. She was born in an educated family. Her mother was an elementary school teacher and her father a judge. The environment was excellent when she was growing up; that may be the reason she was influenced very early to go after her career. She, in her school, also served as an editor-in-chief for her school newspaper and was involved in various artistic activities.

Sawyer received the Bachelor of Arts degree with major in English from the Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Shortly after graduating, she embarked on her career. She started out by working as a weathercaster in one of the local stations in Kentucky. She was bored with the weather reporting and moved to Washington D.C. where she became an assistant to Jerry Warren, the White House deputy press secretary. With her impressive writings in the press releases, in a short time she was promoted to be the staff assistant for U.S. President Richard Nixon.

After working for the president, she joined the CBS network as a general reporter. In 1984, she became the first female correspondent on CBS News investigative television magazine, 60 minutes. The five years she worked for 60 minutes, the ratings never dropped and maintained its position on the top five most watched television show in the country.

ABC was the next network that she joined after CBS. There she was the anchor of the show Primetime Live news magazine. Sawyer was also the co-anchor of 20/20 with Donaldson or Barbara Walters. After years of doing several shows on the ABC and NBC, she was the permanent news anchor of the ABC News tonight from 2009 to 2014 (current).

Diane was married to Mike Nichols in 1988. They do not have children together. But Diane is step-mother to her husband’s children from previous marriages. Nichols has two daughters and a son. Sawyer’s past failed relationships were with Frank Gannon and Richard Holbrooke. It has been 26 years to their marriage, and they are still going strong. They have been no news about her divorce or split from hubby Nichols.

The beautiful Diane Sawyer stands five feet nine inch tall. Sawyer has reached the age of 68 but still, looks flawless. Her secret, as some say, may be plastic surgery concealing her wrinkles and old skin. She has managed to look fit too. Healthy eating, regular exercise, and a healthy family are the secret to her fitness, sources close to her reveal.

While on air during the election period in 2012, Diane appeared drunk on television. Many of her fans criticized Sawyer for not taking professionalism seriously, while others enjoyed her being drunk on tv. The news took over the internet. There was also a Twitter account made as @DrunkDianeSawyer following this story.

Sawyer is one of the reputed journalists in the television industry. She has gained many great experiences and credibility by interviewing some famous personalities. She has helped President Nixon in preparing him for a set of video interviews. First female co-anchor of TV’s 60 minutes. She has interviewed Hillary Clinton, Caroline Kennedy, Inspirational Malala Yousafzai and many others.

Her hard work and outstanding performances as an anchor have been noted. Hence she has received many honors. She has received the prestigious Emmy Award two times, has been named one of the thirty most influential women in America by the Ladies’ Home Journal in 2001, and granted a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award among others.

Sawyer has a net worth of $80 million which has listed her as the richest celebrities category by celebritynetworth.com. Her annual salary is $12 million. Sawyer’s height of success in the television industry earned her this amount. 

Sawyer has Twitter (@DianeSawyer), Facebook, Instagram accounts. You can follow her freely and update yourself with her latest news, pictures, and developments. Her biography is available on many websites like a WIKI, IMDb.