Elizabeth Vargas Wiki – Elizabeth Vargas Biography
Elizabeth Vargas is an American television journalist. is the lead investigative reporter/documentary anchor for A&E Networks. Vargas began her new position on May 28, 2018, she previously worked as an anchor of ABC’s television newsmagazine 20/20 and ABC News specials for the past 14 years. She was previously an anchor of World News Tonight. Vargas graduated from an American high school in Heidelberg, where she realized her passion for journalism. Vargas enrolled at the University of Missouri in Columbia in 1980 and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1984, having served as a student reporter at KOMU-TV and a student editor at KBIA.
After college, Vargas worked at Reno’s CBS affiliate KTVN, before moving to Phoenix as a lead reporter for then-ABC affiliate KTVK-TV. She worked for three years before moving to Chicago to work at CBS station WBBM-TV, where Phyllis McGrady, a senior vice president at ABC, said that, “Elizabeth is one of the most flexible talents I’ve ever worked with. Vargas left WBBM-TV in 1993, to join NBC News as a correspondent for Now with Tom Brokaw and Katie Couric. She later became a correspondent mainly for Dateline NBC, and also served as a substitute anchor for Today and the weekend editions of NBC Nightly News. In June 1996, she joined ABC News’ Good Morning America as the newsreader and Joan Lunden’s likely “heir apparent”. In June 1997, ABC promoted Vargas to prime time magazine show correspondent, succeeded by Kevin Newman as a newsreader. Vargas went on to question the strictly limited role of women within the church. In 1999, she won an Emmy Award for her coverage of the Elián González story, and in 1998 she was nominated for an Emmy Award for her 20/20 investigation into the wrongful conviction of Betty Tyson.
Vargas won a Peabody Award for her contributions in ABC News’ coverage of Hurricane Sandy on 20/20, in 2013. In 2013, Vargas won a Peabody Award for her contributions in ABC News’ coverage of Hurricane Sandy on 20/20. In a special edition of 20/20 that aired on September 9, 2016, Vargas opened up about her struggles with anxiety and alcoholism and further talked about her upcoming book Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction, which discusses those struggles. She appeared in an episode of ABC’s Designated Survivor, in October 2016. On December 22, 2017, Vargas announced she was leaving ABC News in May 2018. She officially departed ABC on May 25 after a dedication on 20/20. In April 2018, A&E Originals signed Vargas to a first-look and production deal. Vargas would serve as the anchor of its A&E Investigates, its banner for new non-fiction prime time journalism programming, She broadcast her first A&E Investigates series on A&E, Cults & Extreme Belief, in May 2018.
Vargas is now the anchor of News Cafe on A&E’s FYI Network.
Elizabeth Vargas Age
She was born on September 6, 1962, in Paterson, New Jersey, United States.
She was married to Marc Cohn. Marc Cohn is a singer and songwriter. The couple got married on July 20, 2002, after dating for three years. They have two children, Zachary Raphael Cohn, Samuel Wyatt Cohn. Vargas also has two stepchildren, Max and Emily, from Cohn’s first marriage. The couple later divorced in 2014.
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She is the daughter of an Italian-Spanish father, Rafael “Ralf” Vargas, and an Irish-German-Swedish mother, Anne Vargas. Her father was a colonel in the U.S. Army from Puerto Rico while her mother was a part-time English teacher.
Her annual salary is estimated to be $500 Thousand.
Her net worth is estimated to be of $5 million.