Elizabeth Vargas Biography, Age, Family, Education, Career, Net worth

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Who is Elizabeth Vargas?

Elizabeth Vargas is a famous American television journalist. She is the lead investigative reporter/documentary anchor for A&E Networks. Elizabeth host for Fox’s revival of America’s Most Wanted. In 2006 Elizabeth and Bob Woodruff were co-anchors of World News Tonight.

How Old is Elizabeth Vargas?

She is 59 years old. Having been born on September 6, 1962, in Paterson, New Jersey, U.S Elizabeth shares her birthday with famous people like Kevin Willis, Chris Christie, John Godwin, Jane Addams, Roger Waters, Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.Rowland V. Lee, Kerry Katona, Bud Shrake, Jane Addams, among others.

A photo of Elizabeth Vargas
A photo of Elizabeth Vargas

Who are Elizabeth Vargas’s parents?

She is the daughter of Rafael Vargas who was a colonel in the US army and Anne Vargas who was an English teacher

Does Elizabeth Vargas have siblings?

She is the sister of AmyVargas and Christopher Vargas.

Elizabeth Vargas’s Education

She served as a student reporter at KOMU-TV and also as an editor at KBIA. Elizabeth joined the University of Missouri in 1980 where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1984.

Elizabeth Vargas’s Husband

She was married to Marc Cohn. However, they divorced in 2014.

Elizabeth Vargas’s Children

She has two children named Sam Cohn and Zach Cohn

Elizabeth Vargas’s Career

She worked at CBS affiliate KTVN in Reno after she completed her college education. Elizabeth later moved to Phoenix where she worked as a lead reporter for then-ABC affiliate KTVK-TV. She worked at CBS station WBBM-TV however she left in 1993. In 1993 Elizabeth entered NBC News as an anchor for Now with Tom Brokaw and Katie Couric where she later became anchor only for Dateline NBC. Additionally, she worked as a substitute anchor for Today and the weekend editions of NBC Nightly News.

Elizabeth Vargas At ABC News

Elizabeth joined ABC News’ Good Morning America as a newsreader where she became Joan Lunden’s successor in 1996. In June 1997 Elizabeth was promoted by ABC to prime time magazine show correspondent where Kelvin Newman inherited her as a newsreader. Elizabeth became one of the anchors of 20/20 Downtown which rebranded as Primetime Monday in 2003. She reported occasionally where she was labeled anchor of World News Tonight Saturday and also presented with the chance to develop specials for primetime. Elizabeth became an anchor of World News Tonight Sunday in November 2003. Later November in 2004 Elizabeth was labeled co-anchor of 20/20.

Elizabeth Vargas Emmy Awards

Elizabeth became the first news presenter of Puerto Rican and Irish-American heritage. In addition, she was the third female anchor of a network evening newscast in the U.S. after Connie Chung and Barbara Walters. Elizabeth was proud for her ABC special report in which she interviewed why Laci Peterson’s case earned more attention than the case involving a black woman and the other one involving a Hispanic woman.

In 1998 Elizabeth was appointed for the Emmy Award for her research into the mistaken conviction of Betty Tyson on 20/20. Elizabeth received an Emmy Award for her reportage of the Elián González story in 1999.

Elizabeth Vargas Resigns From ABC

In 2006 Elizabeth resigned from world News Tonight where Charles Gibson was named the sole anchor of the show. Elizabeth explained that she was following her doctor’s recommendation due to her difficult pregnancy.  She also wanted to spend time with her baby after it arrived. In late 2006 Elizabeth resumed as co-anchor of 20/20 and prime host of ABC News specials.

She hosted”Elvis: Viva Las Vegas,” a television documentary that investigated Elvis’ triumph in Las Vegas and his artistic legacy in 2008. Elizabeth also questioned several famous people like Paul McCartney, Beyoncé, Dwayne Johnson, Faith Hill, David Lynch, Jon Bon Jovi, Celine Dion, and Priscilla Presley.
She received a Peabody Award coverage of Hurricane Sandy on 20/20 in ABC News.

On September 9, 2016, Elizabeth talked about her strains of anxiety and alcoholism. She released a book Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction which discusses the strains she underwent. Elizabeth was a cast on the Designated Survivor in October 2016. On May 25 Elizabeth left ABC for her dedication to 20/20.

Elizabeth Vargas A&E Investigates

In April 2018 Elizabeth signed with A&E Originals to a first-look and production agreement where she work as anchor of its A&E Investigates and its banner for new non-fiction prime time journalism programming.

Elizabeth presented her first A&E Investigates series on A&E, Cults & Extreme Belief, in May 2018. In April 2019 The Untold Story was launched. It was based on the untold stories of influential people and events. Elizabeth held a revival of America’s Most Wanted on Fox which was launched on March 15, 2021. She is the present anchor of News Cafe on A&E’s FYI Network.

Elizabeth Vargas Height/Weight Measurement

Adding to her well beautiful curved body she stands at a height of 5feet and 8 inches and also weighs 62kg.

Elizabeth Vargas Net worth

She has an estimated net worth of $6 million.