One of the most-watched and trusted television news anchors of all time, Diane Sawyer’s incredible 46-year-long career has taken her many places. In her early twenties, her ambition took her from working as a weather girl in Kentucky to working in the White House. She was a prominent female TV star in the ’80s and ’90s and grew her net worth to $80 million.
In 2014, Sawyer announced that she was “not slowing down but gearing up in a new way,” yet we’ve seen less and less of the former top news anchor. Here’s how Sawyer climbed her way to the top and what happened once she got there.
She Was Inspired To Be A Journalist Early
Born in Glasgow, Kentucky, and raised in Louisville, Sawyer took an interest in journalism and writing early on. She saw herself as an awkward kid who would rather read classic literature down by the creek than engage in typical social activities.
But when it came to journalism, Sawyer wasn’t shy. As a teenager, she became the editor-in-chief for her high school’s newspaper, The Arrow. She went on to attend and graduate from Wellesley College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.