Diane Sawyer to host first televised interview with Malala Yousafzai

The unlikely 15-year-old women's rights icon will also publish a memoir

By Prachi Gupta
Published May 1, 2013 7:52PM (EDT)

Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani girl who became an international icon for women's rights after surviving an assassination attempt by the Taliban, will speak to "ABC World News" anchor Diane Sawyer in her first televised interview.

The interview will air in October 2013, marking the one-year anniversary of the Taliban's attempt on her life. BBC’s Mishal Husain will also interview Malala in partnership with ABC News. Per the press release, the broadcast of the interviews will be coordinated with the publication of Yousafzai's upcoming memoir, “I Am Malala."

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Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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