According to mediabistro.com on Jan. 30, ABC News said there is no truth to the rumors that Diane Sawyer is retiring. The rumors, which originally broke through the New York Daily News, claimed that Sawyer was considering retiring as early as this year.
Originally, an insider claimed that Sawyer was talking to close friends and said she was seriously considering retirement. She allegedly said she loved her work but wanted to step away to take care of her family. This is also important because Sawyer is helping her mother battle an illness.
Sawyer, 67, has been in the news business since 1967. After working as a literary assistant for former U.S. President Richard Nixon from 1974-1978, she joined CBS as a news anchor in 1981.
Following that, she went to "60 Minutes" for five years and then jumped to ABC in 1989. Since then, Sawyer has worked for "Primetime Live," "20/20," "Good Morning America," and "ABC World News."
ABC denies that Sawyer is planning to leave and said that if the New York Daily News had asked them before printing their story, they would have told them that it was untrue.
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