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Famed journalist and news reporter Diane Sawyer got her start as a member of former President Richard Nixon’s team of White House staff. Celebrity Speaker Diane stuck by Nixon’s side through the chaos that ensued after the Watergate scandal and his resignation, helping to prep him for his interviews and write his memoir in California. However, Diane just couldn’t stay away from the political hub of Washington, D.C., returning a few months later as a CBS correspondent. A few years later, Diane was reassigned to 60 Minutes, making history as the first female correspondent on the show. During her tenure with the newscast, 60 Minutes was regularly one of the most watched programs in the country. After brief stints on ABC’s Primetime Live with Sam Donaldson and 20/20 with Donaldson and Barbara Walters, the popular television journalist was moved to temporarily fill a spot on the acclaimed morning news shows Good Morning America with co-anchor Charles Gibson. Though the position was supposed to be temporary, the increased ratings secured Diane as a permanent anchor; she commanded the desk for ten years. After succeeding Charles Gibson on ABC World News in 2009, in 2014 Diane announced she would be leaving for a new role at ABC.
From political figures like the Clintons and Gabrielle Giffords to Saddam Hussein, Diane has interviewed anyone and everyone with a story; she has also spoken with kidnapping victim Jaycee Lee Dugard, celebrities Mel Gibson, Clay Aiken, and Diana Ross, just to name a few. The award-winning host was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1997 and manages to secure a spot nearly every year on Forbes Magazine’s List of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. She has also won a 2009 Peabody Award and a 2012 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for outstanding reporting on various segments. Diane continues to be among the best in delivering both national and international news to audiences worldwide.