Sawyer Putting Her Imprint on ‘World News’

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Washington Post

It is not yet 9 a.m. and Diane Sawyer is shaking her head in amazement.

“Unbelievable,” she says, having woken up to the news that Gen. Stanley McChrystal had denigrated President Obama’s team in a Rolling Stone piece. “Oh, my gosh, it had to have been off the record. . . . What do you do if you’re the Obama White House?. . . . This is not the general we knew.”


This is the non-glamorous side of Sawyer, who at the moment — with her untamed hair, pale skin, black-rimmed glasses and plain white shirt — looks like a 64-year-old housewife in need of a cup of coffee. More…