Jazz singer Rondi Charleston credits Diane Sawyer, her former boss at ABC’s “Primetime Live,” for playing an instrumental role in shaping her former career as an Emmy-winning investigative journalist.
“She taught me how to tell a good story,” said Charleston, who studied journalism at New York University. “I learned how to write from her. She used to just tell me, ‘Write like you talk.’ ”
Ironically, it also was Sawyer who played a part in Charleston’s decision to leave broadcast journalism for music, after she saw Charleston perform at small clubs in Greenwich Village.