An 80-million-dollar fortune can be found in the bank account of television journalist and news anchor Diane Sawyer. While Diane Sawyer was the lead anchor for ABC World News, she earned around $22 million annually, while her Good Morning America compensation was around $12 million.
The Beresford is a well-known luxury apartment building in New York City with views of Central Park. Diane Sawyer is just one of the several celebrities and public figures who supposedly moved in.
In the New York Palisades, with a view of the Hudson River, she once shared a beautiful French-style stone home with her late husband, Mike Nichols.
The house, which has just been appraised at more than $4.6 million, is situated on about two acres of ground and has a private pool and a guest cabin that, like the main building, is constructed out of stone.
The property is also surrounded by lush vegetation and walking routes. The main house on the remote, old-fashioned property has more than 3,000 square feet of living space, including room for three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms.
A property in Tisbury, Massachusetts, on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, has also been attributed to immovable assets. Leslie Glass, a novelist, is said to have paid $500,000 for the property, but it is unknown how much she paid for it when she purchased it from Glass.
In December 1945, Diane Sawyer was born in Glasgow, Kentucky, to county judge Erbon Powers Sawyer and elementary school teacher Jean W. Dunagan. Early on, Sawyer had a passion for public engagement; in high school, she was the newspaper’s editor-in-chief.
As a senior in high school, Sawyer took first place in national America’s Junior Miss scholarship pageant.
She traveled across the country when she promoted the Coca-Cola Pavilion at the New York World’s Fair.
She eventually graduated from Wellesley College in 1967 with an English degree before going to the University of Louisville for one semester of law school.
She began her primary career in television news in Louisville. Still, after she moved to the nation’s capital, her journalism career took a temporary hiatus.
When Sawyer relocated to Washington, D.C., and took a position as the White House deputy press secretary in 1970, she was able to turn her early experience in journalism into a job there.
She later worked as the press secretary’s administrative assistant before joining President Richard Nixon’s administration as an assistant.
She is claimed to have worked on Nixon’s memoirs and the renowned interviews with David Frost in addition to helping him write them.
In 1978, Diane Sawyer started working as a reporter and correspondent for CBS News. Before joining 60 Minutes as a correspondent in 1984, Sawyer was a co-anchor of the CBS Morning News in 1981.
In addition, she has operated as a co-anchor of Primetime Live on two separate occasions, from 2000 to the present and from 1989 to 1998.
She co-anchored Good Morning America from 1999 to 2009, and that morning, she was the reporter who broke the news of the 9/11 attacks to GMA viewers.
Sawyer was also an ABC World News anchor from 2009 to 2014, when her role was modified to “special contributor” for ABC News.
She was honored with an honorary Doctor of Letters from Brown University in 2012 after receiving the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2010. She later received the Disney Legend designation in 2019 due to her lengthy and illustrious relationship with ABC News, owned by the Walt Disney Company.
The former presidents of the United States, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Richard Nixon, are just a handful of the many notables Sawyer has interacted with throughout the years.
Sawyer had romantic relationships with Richard Holbrooke, an American ambassador, and Frank Gannon, a Nixon administration adviser.
In 1988, Sawyer later wed renowned actor-turned-director Mike Nichols; the union remained together until Nichols died in 2014. Although they didn’t have any kids, Nichols had two kids from prior associations.
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