ABC World News with Diane Sawyer
Weeknights, 6:30 p.m., ET
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“ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” is the News division’s flagship broadcast. With unparalleled reporting, “World News” empowers viewers each day by providing the latest information and analysis of major news events from around the country and the world. Anchored by Diane Sawyer (@DianeSawyer), the broadcast draws upon an award-winning team of correspondents, producers and off-air reporters.
One of the most respected journalists in the world, Sawyer has traveled the globe delivering in-depth breaking news reports, and has conducted interviews with almost every major newsmaker of our time. Through her distinguished documentary work, she has shed light on difficult and previously under-reported topics, including reporting on the U.S. foster care system and realities of poverty in America. Sawyer began as anchor of “World News” in December 2009.
“World News’” coverage of domestic and international events is complemented by:
- Exclusive reporting by Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross and the ABC News Investigative Team.
- “Healthy Living” segments featuring the latest health and medical news from ABC’s Chief Health and Medical editor, Dr. Richard Besser, and other ABC correspondents.
- “Made in America,” a recurring series led by “World News” weekend anchor David Muir and Sharyn Alfonsi that looks at how jobs can and are being created in America.
- “Person of the Week,” a weekly segment airing on Fridays that highlights a person who has made a difference to the world, the country or a community. The series was a part of the broadcast from 1986 until 1998, and was reintroduced in 2003.
“ABC World News” is one of the most honored news programs in the world. The broadcast won an Overseas Press Club Award for its coverage of the devastating Chinese earthquake and also figured in a 2007 Peabody Award that recognized a series of reports from Bob Woodruff on traumatic brain injuries among Iraq War veterans. In 2006 the program was recognized with three Emmy Awards for reports from the “Iraq: Where Things Stand” series, as well as an investigation that exposed the presence of big money in politics during the 2004 campaign season. For two consecutive years, “World News” won the 2004 and 2005 Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Newscast. In 2005 the broadcast won Emmy Awards for pieces on the Iraq War and the genocide in Darfur, Sudan. It also won Emmys for segments related to September 11th coverage, and was part of the ABC News effort recognized with a Peabody Award for its coverage of the September 11th attacks and their aftermath.
“ABC World News” is complemented by strong digital components available throughout the day on the “World News” webpage. In addition viewers can get the latest headlines from “World News” on Twitter @ABCWorldNews and on Facebook.
Michael Corn is the executive producer of “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer.” Diane Sawyer’s full bio can be read here.