Veteran journalist Forrest Sawyer works as an anchor and contributor for NBC and the 24-hour cable news network MSNBC. He played a chief role in the 2000 presidential campaign and election coverage and has reported major breaking news stories. Sawyer is the chief substitute anchor for The News with Brian Williams and, with Sawyer Media, produces numerous MSNBC documentaries.
Sawyer also reports for the acclaimed PBS documentary program Frontline and the Discovery Channel.
Prior to joining NBC News, Mr. Sawyer spent 11 years with ABC News, where he recorded numerous exclusives from around the world. He anchored the award-winning primetime newsmagazines Day One, Turning Point and ABC Saturday Night. For many years, Sawyer was the anchor of World News Sunday, primary substitute anchor for Nightline and substitute anchor for World News Tonight and Good Morning America. Sawyer has filed numerous reports on topics ranging from natural disasters to politics and war.
Sawyer has received numerous honors during his career, including the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award, seven National Emmy Awards, two Sigma Delta Chi Awards, two Edward R. Murrow Awards, an Associated Press Award, an Ohio State Award, an Ark Award and two American Psychological Association Awards. Sawyer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in comparative religion and a Master of Education degree, both from the University of Florida in Gainesville.