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Forrest Sawyer anchors breaking news for MSNBC and various NBC News programs including Dateline NBC and regularly hosted portions of MSNBC's Decision 2000 election coverage.

In addition to his assignments with NBC and MSNBC, Sawyer has an agreement with Discovery Channel to work on a series of high-profile projects currently in development. Sawyer's relationship with the Discovery Channel began in June of 1999 when he hosted Twister Week, which featured live programs from Oklahoma educating viewers on the science of tornadoes. Sawyer also filed an exclusive hour-long report on America's controversial assignment of Apache helicopters in Kosovo, Inside Task Force Hawk. Then in August, he anchored Shark Week and broadcast a live two-hour program from the Bikini Atoll in the South Pacific.

Most recently, Sawyer served as the primary substitute anchor on ABC's Nightline and as substitute anchor for other ABC News programs including World News Tonight and Good Morning America. Sawyer also traveled to Katmandu, Nepal, for the first network coverage of the 1996 Mt. Everest disaster. Prior to that, he was anchor of the ABC newsmagazine Day One and an anchor of ABC News Saturday Night. He was also one of the anchors of Turning Point, another ABC primetime newsmagazine. In addition, Sawyer anchored World News Sunday and reported for Nightline and other ABC News broadcasts. As an anchor for Day One, Sawyer covered stories that took him all over the world. He flew to Vietnam to prepare a critically acclaimed, one-hour broadcast that reunited American and North Vietnamese survivors from the 1965 bloody Vietnam War battle of Ia Drang Valley. He also anchored special live coverage of the Oklahoma City bombing tragedy and the aftermath of the California earthquake.

During his 11-year tenure at ABC News, Sawyer recorded numerous exclusives on virtually every continent. In the summer of 1991, Sawyer reported from the Soviet Union on the attempted coup against then-Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and obtained the first videotape of the interrogation of the coup plotters. He remained in the Soviet Union for two months following the coup attempt, where he was the first journalist to gain access to the KGB's classified files on Lee Harvey Oswald. Earlier, Sawyer covered the attempted coup against Manuel Noriega as well as the U.S. invasion of Panama.

Sawyer joined ABC News in July 1988, as a co-anchor of World News This Morning and the news segments on Good Morning America. In 1989, he anchored ABC News' early morning coverage from various locations in Western Europe during President George Bush Sr.'s meetings with other NATO leaders, and reported from Warsaw, Gdansk and Budapest during the President's trip to Eastern Europe, and from Paris during the Economic Summit. Sawyer also anchored ABC News' early morning coverage of the 1988 Democratic Convention from Atlanta.

Prior to joining ABC News, Sawyer was co-anchor of the CBS Morning News from 1985 to 1987. From 1980 to 1985, Sawyer was a news anchor at WAGA-TV in Atlanta.

He began his broadcasting career in radio, working at various stations across the country, including WGST Newsradio in Atlanta, WDVH-AM in Gainesville, and WVBF-FM in Boston.

Sawyer has received numerous honors during his career, including the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award, five 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. Sawyer earned a B.A. degree in Eastern philosophy and world religions in 1971 and a Master of Education degree in 1976, both from the University of Florida in Gainesville.

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