Forrest Sawyer is an American news reporter and program anchor. He is a journalist and has worked for ABC and NBC News before joining Freefall Productions where he produces documentaries and is also a guest lecturer and a media strategist.
Forrest Sawyer and his age and early years
Forrest Sawyer was born on 19 April 1949 and is aged 69 now. He was born in Lakeland in Florida. There is not much known about his parents, birth family, and siblings. He studied at the Kathleen High School and later joined the University of Florida. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Eastern Philosophy and World Religions. He went on to do advanced studies and obtained his master’s in Education from the same university.
Forrest Sawyer and his career development
Forrest first started work with the local radio. While anchoring radio shows, he was invited by Georgia’s Public Television Network to host a program which was titled World in Review. The world news and events were taken and analyzed by a team of experts. Forrest shone in this program and seeing his talent, the CBS outlet of Atlanta recruited Forrest but he continued with his radio job full-time even as he did some programs on CBS.
Forrest then joined the commercial TV and was hired by WAGA-TV of Atlanta. He was with this CBS affiliate from 1980 to 1985. He won an award for his excellence in work. He and his co-host Maria Shriver used to anchor the program The CBS Morning News. He was with CBS until 1987.
Forrest Sawyer and his time with ABC
In 1988, Forrest Sawyer migrated to the ABC Network. He was the anchor for ABC World News This Morning and also was the host of World News Sunday and Day One. He used to also have a show on Discovery Channel where he was the anchor of Justice Files. This was in the early 1990s. In 1996, he reported on the Mount Everest Disaster. He was the first journalist to get hold of the files of Lee Harvey Oswald. He has also covered the Gulf War. He used to also host World News Tonight and Nightline.
Forrest went on to receive several prestigious awards. He was a moderator for The Debate session of The West Wing. He was also a guest speaker at the American Association of Community Colleges Conference which was held at Long Beach, CA in 2006. He also has given a number of guest lectures at other institutes.
Forrest later joined NBC and went on to be a documentary filmmaker. In 2007, he survived a helicopter crash in Tanzania and has some knee injuries in it. He has a good earning but his exact net worth is not known.
Forrest Sawyer and his personal life
Forrest is a married man. His wife is actress Amy Atkins. The exact date of their wedding has not been revealed but the couple has a child together.
Forrest Sawyer has a good height and body but the exact body parameters are unavailable. He is not social media savvy and lacks a verified Twitter or other social media accounts.
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