In fact, Sawyer worked as editor-in-chief for the publication, called The Arrow. Although she had other creative pursuits, reading and writing were the young girl’s main interests, and she excelled at them. Indeed, she represented Kentucky in America’s Junior Miss scholarship pageant. Sawyer’s winning article focused on North and South music differentiation during the American Civil War.
Sawyer was shy and insecure as a teenager, but she found solace in reading either alone or with friends. And outside her personal life, things began heating up professionally. Indeed, WLKY-TV hired her as its weather forecaster after she graduated in journalism from the University of Louisville. However, the position wasn’t exciting enough for her.
Nevertheless, despite a later promotion to a general-assignment post, Sawyer looked on to bigger things, and in 1970 moved to Washington, D.C. There, the fledgling journalist became Jerry Warren’s assistant, who was then the White House deputy press secretary. But that was just the beginning.