This Is The Truth Behind What Happened To News Anchor Diane Sawyer

For many Americans, Diane Sawyer was a familiar face on ABC World News. Then in June 2014 the network announced that she’d be stepping down as news anchor on the show, and her public appearances consequently became less frequent. So, where is Sawyer now, and what has she been up to since leaving her position?

For those of you who are regular news viewers, Sawyer’s name may be practically synonymous with hard-hitting journalism. Her career has been long and storied, too; she has been on and off our TV screens since 1967, in fact. But Sawyer’s penchant for public affairs seemingly began many decades ago in Louisville, Kentucky, where her family relocated shortly after she was born.

The future news anchor had come into the world in December 1945, in Glasgow, Kentucky, as the youngest child of Jean Sawyer and Erbon Powers “Tom” Sawyer. Sawyer wouldn’t find her calling, however, until she was in her teens and working as editor-in-chief for The Arrow, the newspaper at Louisville’s Seneca High School.

Nor was that Sawyer’s sole achievement when she was young. In 1963, for example, she emerged victorious in America’s Junior Miss scholarship pageant. The future journalist won in part thanks to an essay that focused on the different types of music that had emerged during the American Civil War.

Then after Sawyer graduated in journalism from the University of Louisville, things began heating up professionally for her. Firstly, Kentucky station WLKY-TV hired her as its weather forecaster; ultimately, though, the position wasn’t exciting enough.