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Diane Sawyer Rumors: Is She Retiring?

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Not so long ago, there were rumors of a very specific kind going around about Diane Sawyer; namely, that she was drunk during her coverage of the election results. Of course, Sawyer, like most news reporters, was exhausted after extensive coverage of Hurricane Sandy and hadn’t had much sleep, which caused her to act a little loopy on air.

Now, the latest scuttlebutt is that she’s retiring from the business altogether in order to deal with some pressing family issues.

“She has discussed with a few close friends and some people at ABC that she is seriously considering retiring,” a source told The New York Daily News. “She said she’ll be ready to hang it up not long down the road. She loves work and what she does and has endless energy, but she’s overwhelmed with personal problems and she is thinking about leaving to take care of her family.”

But Sawyer’s rep says it’s just not true, and that while she’s been taking time off to go home and take care of her family’s problems, she isn’t going anywhere for the long term.

“That is not true,” Jeffrey Schneider, SVP of ABC News, said. “And had the Daily News actually asked us if Diane was considering retiring we would have told them yesterday that it wasn’t true.”

Diane Sawyer Rumors: Is She Retiring?
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  • JIM

    GOOD RIDDANCE………..

    • Harper

      ditto

  • http://yahoo tony

    thank God!

  • Fred Russo

    Who would give a flying @#@# she is just another liberal news person.

    • laura

      She was a speechwriter for Nixon, you idiot.

  • Gary

    Can’t stand her, hope she is gone soon.

  • neal

    David Muir is refreshing during his weekend news have him take over the weekly news. Also, replace Robin Roberts with Elizabeth on GMA.

  • Edwin Johnston

    Wow it’s great to know others have the same opinion of her as I do!!! Don’t let the door hit you in the butt sawyer

    • chris

      She’s a liberal, baby-slaughtering hack. She’s so far obama’s tail she is turning brown. Oh, how racist of me! Obama sucks and worse are the idiots that still support this fraud. Wake up!!! You are deceived!!!

  • Kim

    Hey…I like Diane and no wonder she was loopy. News, Hurricane, Election, News…I am exhausted just thinking about it. She is bright, witty, a great reporter and whatever she does, I wish her all the best. Diane you are inspiration to women by taking that anchor chair for nightly news, once a male dominated chair! ROCK ON DIANE!!!

  • mike

    Would this windbag and the rest of her ilk please leave the stage? Now. Frickin dinosaurs. Get some fresh young blood on tv. We get it already. Like Sawyer, they are all wealthy, liberal, sanctimonious mouthpieces who haven’t done an honest day’s work since they screwed the last boss.

  • Paul

    She is a Obama lover , slants all news toward the Left, time for a reporter to report the facts as is , not the way some want the facts to be told

    • Fran

      Report the facts, like maybe Fox News does? They’re so far to the right they’ve fallen off the earth!!!

      • 1Simpatica

        Oh you mean report the facts like that extremely far left radical MSNBC or all those other left news media like ABC, CBS and NBC which are so far left, they have literally fallen off the left side of the earth!!!

  • JEAN

    LOVE DIANE SAWYER …HOPE SHE IS NOT RETIRING ….YOU PPL WHO ARE MAKING NASTY REMARKS ABOUT HER …IS POINTING FINGERS AT YOUR SELF ..SHAME ON YOU.

  • tom

    She is the best thing about tv news. Will be sorely missed.

  • K

    please do…….

  • sophi

    Really, people….you don’t know a good reporter when you see one. I’m sure your negative comments were directed to the fact that she is older. All you people want to see is some blonde-hair big boobed lip flapper who has nothing to say.

    • K

      that’s good? what do think is bad?

    • Gloria

      :)

  • joan

    she needs to retire. let someone else have a job. been there too long now

    • tweetems

      AGREE SHE HAS BEEN THERE WAY TOOOO LONG……JUST LIKE THE SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES…..4 YEARS IS LONG ENUFF FOR A TERM IN CONGRESS….WE NEED TO CHANGE THAT.

      • DMC

        It would be great to get some of the old dead wood out of Washington. But remember, because of their benefit package, we owe the the same salary and benefits that they are getting while in office. Before the wood goes the benefit package has to go as well. We need to cut the benefits to everyone that get the cushy benefits.

        As to Diane, she will go when she is ready.

        For those that are complaining about her, I would like to see how you would preform when you are her age. Most of you will be dead from smoking almost anything, debilitated because of your lack of a good diet, or back to sucking your baby bottle in an Alzheimer unit.

  • http://abcnews patricia

    She should retire. You can tell she is losing it and why does she wear the same clothes all the time. Check it out with her money she should not wear the same thing twice. Especially black is her favorite color.

    • m

      Why comment about her clothes? if you were talking about a man, would you complain about his shirt and suit jacket? With women professionals, why must they be fashion models?

  • K

    leftest so called journalists are a dime a dozen…..so they put another lap dog in there. TO QUOTE Hilderbeast Clinton “what does it matter”

  • carl Cousns

    Tired, tired, tired of listening to her for the last 40 years. She is one of those rich people that Obama keeps talking about. He needs to call her and tell her it’s time to move on and give her job to someone unemployed like me.

  • john Bloskas

    Oh me, O my, she should have gone to the pasture ten years ago. Who cares what she is doing now.

  • Bubba

    What I can’t understand is…..how people like the ones above can make such a big deal about this one way or another. This is the first time
    I’m “blogging” or whatever the heck it’s called. Got better things to do with my time. Apparently, the above people don’t. What they should be doing is taking time out to learn how to spell, use proper grammar, lose weight, clean their trailers, clean up their candy wrappers and empty beer cans off their dirty floors, and get a life!

    • B Obama

      are threatened by opposing view ? I feel your pain…that’s why Diane was so important, so there was none of that !!!

    • http://DianneSawyerRetiring susieQ

      I couldn’t agree more with Bubba. When I take the time to read other people’s comments, I realize how many illiterate people live in the U.S. They’d rather bash someone else who is highly intelligent, so they don’t feel so ignorant and uninformed. I can’t believe that these comments are written by adults. I teach third grade and sometimes I use some of the comments posted on certain subjects, people, or other issues. I have my third grade students find the errors and they put you people that call yourselves making an intelligent comment, to shame. They find the grammatical and spelling errors is less than a minute.

  • Nancy

    Diane should retire because I am. :>)When she was on GMA I’d check what she was wearing for an idea of what to wear. Not much of a planner. I always appreciated her style…then…we are the same age. go have fun Diane!!

  • Willow

    I certainly hope so. I am so tired of listening to her slurring throughout the years. I miss Ann Curry — she’s a lady with class and professionalism.

  • B Obama

    I would be sorry to see of my state controlled media soldiers leave. Diane and others have been great tools in turning the electorate into the low information voters that elected me. Just love all those fluffy stories and demonizing my opposition while covering up my failures. So what, what they don’t know won’t hurt them…..well, not at first.

    • jan

      seriously…..

      • B Obama

        Are you questioning The Führer?…..seriously !!!

  • Steve

    Don’t let the door hit you in the ass when you get the f out. What a hack journalist hag. just sayin’

  • http://google jmt

    I would like to see all of you negative people do her job.

  • sarah scott

    TO ALL YOU FOLKS OUT THERE BASHING DIANE SAWYER, I BELEIVE SHE IS A REPUBLICAN AND NEVER SHOWS IT. SO TO ME THAT IS ECELLENT REPORTING. I REALLY LIKE HER STYLE OF REPORTING AND YOU NEVER SAY ANYTHING NASTY ABOUT BARBARA WALTERS.

    • B Obama

      Republican? don’t go over board now, she was Progressive all the way !!!

  • mike crudup

    I think diane sawyer is geeatest of all times. look @ her time with robin Roberts and also Charles Gibson. awesome.

    • k

      that’s the problem…..I have.

  • Tencha

    DIANE PLEASE REITRE….LAST NIGHT YOU MESSED UP ON TWO DIFFERENT REPORTS…YOU REALLY NEED TO GO HOME…

  • k

    why does Diane have a look of chronic Constipation on her face…..just go do it !!!

    • K

      Your right !!!! Low standards are special to you.

  • mike crudup

    diane sawyer is greatest of all times in her profession. look @ her time with robin Roberts and Charles Gibson. awesome. I watched them for years. no one can match that. DIANE SAWYER FOREVEREVER.

    • Judy Swann

      My sentiment. Wish she would have come to Neptune, NJ more. LOL

  • leets

    She is senile. Time to go.

  • K

    TO ALL YOU FOLKS OUT THERE BASHING DIANE SAWYER, Your right !!!! Low standards are special to some.

  • mrgg

    About time, now she’ll get a talk show and solve all the worlds problems!

  • Steve N Lunsford

    I certainlky hope she is. Now, perhaps I can watch liberal newscast without her basically “weeping” at stories. Another lib dow the tubes….

  • Steve N Lunsford

    I certainlky hope she is. Now, perhaps I can watch liberal newscast without her basically “weeping” at stories. Another lib dow the tubes….

  • Steve N Lunsford

    Great news….anothewr lib down the tubes..

  • Butchboy

    Drunk = rather tired… BUT, she has “endless energy…” Whatever. She is not allowed to retire. She is only about 103 years old, Dan Rather was 109… Cronkite about 140…

  • http://att lee

    it is about TIME

  • Murcus

    I never liked her, saw her as a biased boracaster, far from being neutral and her choice of words is poor:”The PLO was kicked out”. She is not intellectually or culturally on par with the position she held. Who put her there? She is no Kate Curric either.

    • Murcus

      Amen!

  • http://yahoo.com David

    as long as the major networks, abc, nbc, cbs et all really no longer have a real NEWS broadcast what difference does it make who sits at the desk

  • Sandra

    She’s 67. Were it not for cosmetic surgery, she would have been gone a long time ago. Barbara Walters too. Diane looks good, but her body can’t do the things it did at 27 and not ached. That said, it’s her business whether to continue or retire. It doesn’t matter to me, although she does look a little tired.

    • Lisa

      It’s not so much that she looks tired; it’s that she always sounds it.

  • Loraine Haugen

    I cant believe that people complain about her looks, her delivery, her clothes, her demeanor, her politics, her whatever and continue to watch and listen to her. Please, thats why TV sets have off and on features and channel changers!! Try them, they do work!!!

  • Irene Moon

    I see her as a genuinely nice person. No doubt she will retire some time soon but not because of all the critical remarks. Being critical doesn’t take any talent.

  • josh d

    SHE SHOULD PACK IT IN. SHE AND HUSBAND ARE WELL SET. GIVE YOUNGER PERSON

    AN OPPORTUNITY.

    • John G

      Josh, I think you should pack it in and give someone else a shot at your job. If you have one.

      • me

        Just cause you don’t agree with Josh is no reason for you to attack him.

      • Lisa

        John there was no cause for your snide attack.

  • http://WEBPRONEWS josh d

    SHE SHOULD PACK IT IN. SHE AND HUSBAND ARE WELL SET.

  • http://HotMail Georgiana

    You young’uns will see what happens to you when you get older. Diane is exceedingly good looking and skilled. So who among them has not had
    “face lifts”? She dresses in a very fashionable and appropriate manner.We can but hope we look as good.

  • Don Johnson

    No one can please everyone. So to say Diane should retire is wishful thinking on some people’ s part. I personally think she filled a niche (and did a good job) on GMA and that she should return to GMA or a similar venue where she has others around her. However, since the powers to be at ABC chose to go forward with her she should be allowed to do her job w/o having to look over her shoulder at the nay sayers.

    An Observer

    • http://Yahoonews Nancy Laskoskie

      I know that Diane has been professional for most of her career. I commend her for doing so well in a man’s business world.

  • Judy P

    If I cared….I haven’t watched Diane Sawyer in so many years, it’s been so many I have no idea how many. I’ve never considered her a “serious” newsperson. She could use some rest !

  • flgirl

    I love Diane and would miss her and good for her if and when she retires just please replace her with Chris Cuomo or whoever just please don’t let George leave GMA or break up the GMA team esp Robin – I’ve watched GMA since Day 1 and this is the best team going on GMA ever!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stewart

    Dandy Di Sawyer needs to retire – She’s about as exciting as road kill, and lame to the max!

  • me

    Great ! I look forward to ABC replacing her with someone who is not such a morbid downer. She is simply depressing to listen to.

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