This interview marks his first sit down since his debate in Denver with Governor Mitt Romney on October 3.
reports that the interview will come on the heels of today's positive jobs report, a boon to Obama's campaign, but also on the heels of a perceived poor debate performance.
Politico also says the interview will be his first with a national, English-language news program since the attack in Libya that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens.
Since that attack, the president has given interviews to "The View," David Letterman, the "Today Show," Telemundo, Univision and a number of regional outlets in the battleground states.
As The Huffington
Post's Michael Calderone previously reported, Obama has employed a cautious media strategy throughout the 2012 election cycle. He has not appeared on any of the Sunday public affair programs since Sept. 2009, and has not sat down with the cable news outlets yet this year.
A portion of the interview, which was scheduled prior to the debate, will air Wednesday, October 10 on “World News with Diane Sawyer,” ABC
News press release says.
Sawyer’s extended interview with the President will air later this month as a part of “Portrait of a President,” a special series of reports that will take a closer look at the two men running for President, according to the news release.
Sawyer anchored special “Portrait of a President” reports of Sen. John McCain and then Sen. Barack Obama in 2008.