Diane Sawyer: Not Retiring After All

Posted Tuesday January 29, 2013 12:30 PM GMT

She’s been a mainstay of the national news landscape for decades, and contrary to rumors Diane Sawyer isn’t about to sing her swan song.

The veteran anchor was falsely claimed to be retiring as early as this year, but ABC News honcho Jeffrey Schneider says there are no such plans.

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

An erroneous report previously quoted an ‘inside source’ as saying, “She has discussed with a few close friends and some people at ABC that she is seriously considering retiring. 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.”

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