Diane Sawyer (born December 22, 1945) is a television journalist.
Sawyer was born and raised in Glasgow, Kentucky, and received her English degree at Wellesley College in 1967. She then served as a reporter for WLKY-TV in Louisville, Kentucky, until 1970.
She was then hired by White House Press Secretary Ron Ziegler to serve in the administration of President Richard Nixon through his resignation in 1974, working on the transition team between Nixon and Gerald Ford through 1975.
In 1978, she became a political correspondent for CBS, becoming a co-anchor of the CBS Morning News in 1981. In 1984, she became a correspondent for 60 Minutes, where she stayed for five years. In 1989, she moved to ABC, co-anchoring Primetime Live with Sam Donaldson. She currently co-anchors Primetime Live with Charles Gibson, and holds many other posts within the ABC News organization.
Married to director Mike Nichols since April 29, 1988.