American television journalist Diane Sawyer is one of the most talented and popular female journalists of all time. She is the first female correspondent on ’60 Minutes’ and because of her huge achievements she has blazed a path for women in the broadcast journalism.
After giving her life to the journalism profession she has now become one of the wealthiest journalists with a net worth of $80 million dollars.
According to the ‘Forbes Magazine’s List of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’, between the year June 2005 and June 2008, Diane made approximately $12 million dollars, solely from entertainment income.
She first started her career as a journalist working at CBS News in 1978 and it has already been thirty-eight years and she is still working which is why it is not a surprise to anyone that Diane has now become one of the richest journalists
In 1995, Diane Sawyer along with her then boyfriend film director Mike Nichols purchased a home in the town of Tisbury, Massachusetts on Martha’s Vineyard.
Even at that time, the house was worth $5.3 million. The home was set on 17.5 acres and was built in the year 1950. Currently, her house is worth $10 million dollars.
Diane started her career as a weather girl in the local TV station. After lots of struggles in 1978, she became the correspondent for CBS News.
As the co-anchor of CBS Morning News, she got opportunities to work with legendary television journalist Charles Kuralt.
During her career, Diane has covered a number of wide range stories including the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
She also worked as an anchor for ABC World News the network’s flagship nighttime news program.
Diane has won several awards in her career because of her outstanding contribution to the journalism profession.
She has won several Emmys, duPonts, Peabodys, and also the USC Distinguished Achievement in Journalism Award. Similarly, she was also inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame.
Diane was married to her longtime boyfriend Mike Nichols in 1988. Mike was a renowned and Oscar-winning director.
However, in 2014 at the age of eighty-three, Mike died because of a heart attack. The couple was very much happy together and only death was able to apart them.
Although she and Mike do not have any children, Nichols has a son and two daughters from his previous marriages.
Prior to Mike, Diane was in a relationship with Richard Holbrooke, a U.S diplomat and Frank Gannon, a Nixon aide.