Diane Sawyer Biography (1945?-)

Full name, Lila Diane Sawyer (some sources cite Lila Diana Sawyer); born December 22, 1945 (some sources cite 1946), in Glasgow, KY; raised in Louisville,KY; daughter of E. P. (a judge) and Jean W. (an elementary school teacher; maiden name, Dunagan) Sawyer; married Mike Nichols (a director and producer),April 29, 1988. Addresses: Agent: N. S. Bienstock, 1740 Broadway, 24thFloor, New York, NY 10019.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Broadcast journalist
Birth Details
December 22, 1945?
Glasgow, Kentucky, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Occasional correspondent, Universe (also known as Walter Cronkite's Universe), CBS, c. 1980-82
  • Coanchor, Morning with Charles Kuralt and Diane Sawyer, CBS, 1981-82
  • Coanchor, CBS Morning News, CBS, 1982-84
  • CBS Evening News (also known as CBS Evening News with Dan Rather), CBS, 1983
  • Correspondent, 60 Minutes, CBS, c. 1983-89
  • Occasional correspondent, The American Parade (also known as Crossroads), CBS, 1984
  • Coanchor, PrimeTime Live (also known as PrimeTime Live Wednesday, PrimeTime Live Thursday, and PrimeTime Thursday), ABC, beginning 1989
  • The Class of the 20th Century, Arts and Entertainment, 1992
  • Correspondent, Day One, ABC, c. 1993-95, coanchor, 1995
  • Coanchor and correspondent, Turning Point (also known as Momentof Crisis), ABC, c. 1993-97
  • Coanchor, 20/20 (also known as ABC News 20/20), ABC, beginning 1998
  • Anchor, Vanished, ABC, beginning 1999
  • Cohost, Good Morning America (also known as GMA), ABC, 1999-
  • Anchor, America.01, ABC, beginning 2001
  • Occasional anchor for ABC News Nightline, ABC Nightly News,and ABC World News Tonight (also known as ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings), all ABC.
  • Specials
  • Correspondent, 48 Hours on Crack Street, CBS, 1986
  • David Letterman's Second Annual Holiday Film Festival (also knownas David Letterman's Second Annual Holiday Film Festival), NBC, 1986
  • Correspondent, The Soviet Union--Seven Days in May, CBS, 1987
  • Correspondent, Campaign '88: The Democratic Convention, CBS, 1988
  • Correspondent, Campaign '88: The Republican Convention, CBS, 1988
  • Reporter, Campaign '88: Election Night, CBS, 1988
  • (Uncredited) Herself, Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary, NBC,1989
  • Edward R. Murrow: This Reporter, PBS, 1990
  • Donahue: The 25th Anniversary, NBC, 1992
  • Anchor, Murder in Beverly Hills: The Menendez Trial, ABC, 1993
  • Host, James Reston: The Man Millions Read, PBS, 1993
  • Kathie Lee Gifford's Celebration of Motherhood, ABC, 1993
  • 60 Minutes ... 25 Years (also known as 60 Minutes Turns 25), CBS, 1993
  • Barbara Walters Presents "The Ten Most Fascinating People of 1994," ABC, 1994
  • Correspondent, "Baby, Oh Baby: The Six Pack Turns Two," Turning Point, ABC, 1995
  • Herself, The NFL at 75: An All-Star Celebration (also known as NFL 75th Anniversary Special), ABC, 1995
  • Herself, "The Rosemary Clooney Golden Anniversary Celebration" (also known as "Golden Anniversary" and "Rosemary Clooney's Demi-Centennial"), A & E Stage, Arts and Entertainment, 1995
  • Correspondent, "Baby, Oh Baby: The Six Pack Is Back," Turning Point, ABC, 1996
  • Host, "Deadly Game: The Mark and Delia Owens Story," Turning Point, ABC, 1996
  • Host, Domestic Violence: Faces of Fear, PBS, 1996
  • Anchor, "Heroin: The New High School High," Turning Point, ABC, 1997
  • Correspondent, "Baby, Oh Baby: The Six Pack Talks Back," Turning Point, ABC, 1997
  • Host, Town Meeting with Diane Sawyer: Celebrities vs. the Press, ABC, 1997
  • 50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Golden Anniversary, HBO, 1997
  • Hollywood and the News, American Movie Classics, 1997
  • Anchor, The Whole World Was Watching, ABC, 1998
  • Herself, The Real Ellen Story (documentary), Bravo, PBS, and Channel 4 (England), 1998
  • New York correspondent, ABC 2000, ABC, 1999
  • The Great American History Quiz, History Channel, 1999
  • Herself, Lucille Ball: Finding Lucy, CBS, 2000
  • The Great American History Quiz: Heroes and Villains, History Channel, 2000
  • Kids Pick the Issues, Nickelodeon, 2000
  • Anchor, Independence Day 2001, ABC, 2001
  • Herself, Who Does She Think She Is?, Oxygen, 2001
  • Host, Icebound: The Fight of Her Life, Lifetime, 2001
  • Host, PrimeTime Special Edition: The Dilley Six-Pack's Happy New Year, ABC, 2002
  • Host, PrimeTime Special Edition: Jennifer Lopez, ABC, 2002
  • Host, PrimeTime Special Edition: Whitney Houston, ABC, 2002
  • Reporter from PrimeTime Live, Inside the Philadelphia Police Department, Arts and Entertainment, 2002
  • Host, A Life of Laughter: Remembering John Ritter, ABC, 2003
  • Host, My Big Wild You're-Not-Gonna-Believe This Wedding, ABC, 2003
  • Host, Oprah in Africa: A Personal Journey, a Global Challenge, ABC, 2003
  • Host, President George W. Bush: The Interview, ABC, 2003
  • ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration, ABC, 2003
  • (In archive footage) Herself, 101 Biggest Celebrity Oops, E! Entertainment Television, 2004
  • Host, Weddings Gone Wacky, Wonderful, and Wild: Anything for Love,ABC, 2004
  • Awards Presentations
  • The Television Academy Hall of Fame, NBC, 1986
  • The Television Academy Hall of Fame, Fox, 1990
  • Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) 13th Annual Hall of Fame, Showtime, 1998
  • Herself, Lifetime's Achievement Awards: Women Changing the World,Lifetime, 2003
  • Presenter, 25th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards, The Discovery Channel, 2004
  • The 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, NBC, 2004
  • The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2005
  • Episodic
  • Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1986
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1989
  • The Howard Stern Show, syndicated, 1992
  • The Late Show with David Letterman (also known as The Late Show), CBS, 1994, 2002, 2004
  • Herself, "Wolfgang Puck: Recipe for Success," Biography (also known as A&E Biography: Wolfgang Puck), Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • Herself, Intimate Portrait: Diane Sawyer, Lifetime, 2001
  • Entertainment Tonight (also known as ET), syndicated, 2003
  • Extra (also known as Extra: The Entertainment Magazine), syndicated, 2003
  • Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2003, 2005
  • The View, ABC, 2003, 2005
  • "Chasing Saddam's Weapons," Frontline, PBS, 2004
  • Herself, The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah), syndicated, 2004
  • Herself, Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, 2004, 2005
  • Herself, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (also known as Ellen and The Ellen DeGeneres Show), syndicated, 2005
  • Herself, The Tony Danza Show, syndicated, 2005
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Coeditor of news, PrimeTime Live (also known as PrimeTime LiveWednesday, PrimeTime Live Thursday, and PrimeTime Thursday), ABC, beginning 1989
  • WRITINGS
  • Teleplays
  • Series
  • PrimeTime Live (also known as PrimeTime Live Wednesday, PrimeTime Live Thursday, and PrimeTime Thursday), ABC, beginning 1989
  • Specials
  • The Whole World Was Watching, ABC, 1998
  • PrimeTime Special Edition: Jennifer Lopez, ABC, 2002
  • PrimeTime Special Edition: Whitney Houston, ABC, 2002
  • My Big Wild You're-Not-Gonna-Believe This Wedding, ABC, 2003
  • Weddings Gone Wacky, Wonderful, and Wild: Anything for Love, ABC,2004

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Authors, Volume 115, Gale, 1985
    • Newsmakers, 1994 Cumulation, Gale, 1994, pp. 438-41
    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, March 4, 1994, p. 9; July 28, 1995, pp. 50-51; November 8, 1996, pp. 34-38
    • Esquire, January, 1995, pp. 76-83
    • Forbes, March 22, 1999, p. 248
    • Harper's Bazaar, November, 1984, p. 232; December, 1999, p. 204
    • Interview, September, 1984, p. 100
    • Ladies Home Journal, October, 1999, p. 196
    • Life, August, 1989, p. 72
    • New Leader, March 14, 1994, pp. 20-21
    • Newsweek, February 28, 1994, p. 58; January 18, 1999, p. 55
    • New Yorker, February 14, 1994, pp. 61-63
    • New York Times, September 30, 1981; April 1, 1997, p. B3
    • People Weekly, November 5, 1984, p. 78; May 13, 2002, p. 117
    • Television Quarterly, spring, 1992
    • Time, February 28, 1994, p. 69; September 26, 1994, p. 10; January18, 1999, p. 8
    • TV Guide, March 26, 1994, pp. 8-14; November 5, 1994, p. 43; January 2, 1999, pp. 19-21; July 5, 2003, pp. 37-38
    • Variety, February 21, 1994, pp. 171-72
    • Vogue, August, 2002, pp. 210-15
    • Wall Street Journal, April 1, 1997, p. B7
    Electronic
    • ABC News Web Site, http://abcnews.go.com, March 29, 2005

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