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  • Who is Forrest Sawyer?
  • Mini-biography of Forrest Sawyer
  • Forrest Sawyer’s Prominent Career Takes A Brief Detour
  • How much money does Forrest Sawyer have in the bank?
  • Forrest Sawyer is married to an actress and the father of an unidentified daughter

Who is Forrest Sawyer?

Forrest Sawyer, an American journalist, could not have imagined a more successful career than what he has so far accomplished. Now that he is nearing the end of his career, he also appeared to have found harmony with his actress wife and daughter.

The 69-year-old Floridian initially gained notoriety as The CBS Morning News anchor.

The seasoned journalist, who has won seven National Emmy Awards, is also the creator of FreeFall Productions, a prestigious documentary production business.

His brief acting career served to further expand his vast discography.

He currently serves on the boards of two businesses that are active in two distinct industries in addition to running his own production company.

Mini-biography of Forrest Sawyer

Forrest DeWitt Sawyer was given the name Forrest on April 19, 1949, in Lakeland, Florida.

He joined the B.A. program at the University of Florida in Gainesville after finishing high school to study Eastern philosophy and other world religions.

He graduated from the same university in 1976 with a master’s in education,

five years after getting his bachelor’s degree.

The 69-year-old started his broadcasting career at this very radio station and has since worked at other others across the nation,

including WGST News radio in Atlanta, WDVH-AM in Gainesville, and WVBF-FM in Boston.

Forrest Sawyer’s Prominent Career Takes A Brief Detour

Forrest worked as a CBS Morning News anchor from August 1985 to August 1986.

Later, he quit the program and began working for ABC in 1988 as the ABC World News This Morning anchorman.

Throughout his time at ABC, he covered a wide range of exclusives on almost every continent and won a number of honors.

In 1999, he left ABC News after 11 years of service to work as a newscaster for NBC and MSNBC on cable.

As an anchor for “The News with Brian Williams,” Forrest frequently filled in for Williams.

But once more, Forrest departed NBC News in 2005 to start and lead Freefall Productions, where he worked as a media strategist, lecturer, and producer of documentaries.

How much money does Forrest Sawyer have in the bank?

The prestigious George Foster Peabody Award for the documentary Paradise Saved was one of many accolades Forrest has received throughout his career.

He has also won seven National Emmy Awards, two Sigma Delta Chi Awards,

two Edward R. Murrow Awards, an Associated Press Award, an Ohio State Award,

and two American Psychological Association Awards.

His writing and acting credits include “The Manchurian Candidate” (2004), “Sharky’s Machine” (1981),

and “For Sale by Owner” (2009), in addition to his journalism career.

His current work includes serving on the boards of directors for two businesses, Ampere Life Sciences,

and BioElectron Technology Corporation.

Given that there are no public data regarding the seasoned journalist’s net worth,

one could only assume that it is somewhere in the eight figures range.

Contrarily, his actress wife has accumulated a $7 million fortune.

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Forrest Sawyer is married to an actress and the father of an unidentified daughter

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sawyer with his wife source: Drew Altizer Photography

Forrest and actress Amy Atkins are a happy couple.

His wife, Amy, has three acting credits, including It Could Happen to You (1996), City Hall (1998), and The Opposite of Sex (1998).

She has also made a number of television appearances on various programs, such as Henry Thomas and The Daily Show (both from 1998).

Together, they had a stunning daughter.

However, the identities and locations of their daughter are still unknown.

Forrest has kept his personal life low-key and has only sometimes been in public with his wife.

He and his wife Amy were seen together for one of the few times in public on April 1, 2006, at the New York Reception hosted at the All Souls Unitarian Church in New York City.

Forrest ought to wish to retire now that he will soon turn 70 and spend the remainder of his days with loved ones.