Diane Sawyer was born on December 22, 1945 in Glasgow, Kentucky. Her parents were Jean W. Dunagan and Erbon Powers Sawyer. Her father served as a judge, while her mother was an educator and worked as an elementary school teacher. Her father was killed in a car accident in the 1969.

Diane is of English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and German descent. She also has an older sister Linda. She was raised in Louisville, Kentucky. She studied at the Seneca High School in the Buechel. During that time she became the America's Junior Miss scholarship pageant, touring the country to promote the Coca-Cola brand. Then, she attended Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English in the 1967. During her college time she was interested in music and even was in a cappella-singing group. Additionally, she studied at the University of Louisville, where she attended a semester of law school. Later she decided to pursue a career of a journalist.

She started here career by working for WLKY-TV in Louisville as a weather forecaster. She moved to Washington, D.C. in the 1970 to pursue broadcast journalist career. Instead, she became an assistant to Jerry Warren, who worked as the White House deputy press secretary. She served by writing press releases.

Soon after, Diane became an administrative assistant to Ron Ziegler, who was the White House Press Secretary and also was a staff assistant for U.S. President Richard Nixon. She worked there during Nixon's resignation and helped to him for an interview with journalist David Frost.

In the 1978 she worked for CBS News as a general-assignment reporter. Later Diane, being a successful reporter was promoted to political correspondent two years after. From 1981 till 1984 she served as co-anchor for “The CBS Morning News” program.

In the 1982 she has made her debut for the CBS Early Morning News along with Kurtis. She got a position of the correspondent for “60 Minutes” and became the first woman, who did that. This investigative-television newsmagazine was pretty successful and in the 1989 she also became a co-anchor for Primetime Live, when she decided to move to the ABC News network.

She served as co-anchor or ABC's “20/20” show during 1998 -2000. In the 1999, she returned to morning news as the co-anchor of the famous tv show “Good Morning America” along with Charles Gibson. The next year she became a co-anchor of Primetime news magazine. During 2009 -2014 she worked as an anchor for ABC World News.

In the1988, she married Mike Nichols. Her husband was a film and theatre director as well as producer. The couple had no children except two daughters and a son from the Nicolas’ first marriage. Her soul mate died in the 2014 at the age of 83. Her net worth is 80 million dollars, while her salary is 22 million. There is very less information available about her in various internet sites include Facebook and Instagram.