Birth Date: December 22, 1945 / Age: 71
Birth Place: Glasgow, Kentucky
Biography: Sawyer was born and raised in Glasgow, Kentucky, and received her English degree at Wellesley College in 1967. She served as a reporter for WLKY-TV in Louisville, Kentucky until 1970, then was hired by White House press secretary Ron Ziegler to serve in the administration of President Richard Nixon through his resignation in 1974, working on the transition team between Nixon and Gerald Ford in 1975.
In 1978, she became a political correspondent for CBS, becoming a co-anchor of the CBS Morning News in 1981. In 1984, she became a correspondent for 60 Minutes, where she stayed for five years. In 1989, she moved to ABC to co-anchor Primetime Live with Sam Donaldson.
Sawyer has been married to movie director Mike Nichols since April 29, 1988.