Diane Sawyer

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Diane Sawyer, 2011

Lila Diane Sawyer (born December 22, 1945) is an American television broadcast journalist known for anchoring major programs on two networks including ABC World News Tonight, Good Morning America, 20/20, and Primetime newsmagazine while at ABC News. During her tenure at CBS News she hosted CBS Morning and was the first woman correspondent on 60 Minutes. Prior to her journalism career, she was a member of U.S. President Richard Nixon's White House staff and assisted in his post-presidency memoirs. Presently she works for ABC News producing documentaries and interview specials.


  • I think the one lesson I have learned is that there is no substitute for paying attention.
    • Attributed to Diane Sawyer in: Ellen Sue Stern (1993) I Do: Meditations for Brides. p. 9
  • Whatever you want in your life, other people are going to want too. Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it.
    • Attributed to Diane Sawyer in: R.J. Ackerman (1995) Before It's Too Late. p. 95
  • I'm always fascinated by the way memory diffuses fact.
    • Attributed to Diane Sawyer in: R.L. Messner, S.J. Lewis (1996) Increasing patient satisfaction p. 185

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