Elizabeth Vargas Biography
Elizabeth Vargas, born in the United States as Elizabeth Anne Vargas is an Emmy Award-winning journalist working as the lead investigative reporter/documentary anchor for A&E Networks. Vargas has toured the globe covering breaking news stories, documenting in-depth inquiries, and holding interviews with newsmakers. She co-hosted the hit newsmagazine program “20/20” most recently and previously worked as co-anchor of “World News Tonight,” anchor of “World News Tonight Sunday,” news anchor and regular co-host on “Good Morning America,” correspondent for “20/20” and “Primetime Thursday,” and was the co-anchor of “Primetime Monday.” Her report on Hurricane Sandy’s hero NICU nurses was part of Pea ‘Pea’s ABC News.
How old is Elizabeth Vargas? Age
The Host of A&E Investigates is 59 years old as of September 6, 2021. She was born in 1962 in Paterson, New Jersey, United States.
What nationality is Elizabeth Vargas? – Elizabeth Vargas Family – Parents
Vargas was born to Rafael “Ralf” Vargas and Anne Vargas. Her father is, an Italian-Spanish and a colonel in the U.S. Puerto Rico Army, while her mother is a part-time English teacher, an Irish-German-Swedish. She has two brothers, Amy Vargas and Christopher Vargas, all of whom work in Silicon Valley tech. Her father was a captain in the U.S. military and moved the family to Okinawa when she was four years old. Vargas then spent most of her childhood traveling from post to post in Germany, Belgium, and the United States.
What nationality is Elizabeth Vargas?
Vargas is an American. She also clarified that she identifies with her Hispanic origins, considering her multi-ethnic background. She speaks English and Spanish fluently and is proficient in French.
Who is Elizabeth Vargas married to? – Husband
She is divorced. After dating for three years with singer-songwriter Marc Cohn, the couple wedded on July 20, 2002. They had two sons, Zach Cohn and Sam Cohn before their divorce in August 2014. Vargas, from Cohn’s first marriage, also has two stepchildren, Max and Emily.
What is Elizabeth Vargas Net Worth? – Salary
Her salary is not disclosed. She has an estimated net worth of $30 million.
Elizabeth Vargas Career
“Elizabeth is one of the most flexible talents I’ve ever worked with. She could do interviews, and do hour-long specials that make you think, and then she’ll do a great interview with P. Diddy. She is versatile.”Elizabeth is one of the most flexible talents I have ever worked with. She could do interviews and do hour-long specs.
Vargas joined NBC News in 1993 as a reporter with Tom Brokaw and Katie Couric for Now. She eventually became a correspondent exclusively for Dateline NBC, and also worked as a replacement anchor for NBC Nightly News Today and the weekend editions . In June 1996, Vargas joined ABC News’ Good Morning America as the newsreader and Vargas was the first national news anchor with Puerto Rican and Irish-American descent for Joan Lunden’s possibly “heir apparent” Vargas.
She is the third female anchor after Connie Chung and Barbara Walters of a network evening newscast in the U.S. For her coverage of the tale of Elián González in 1999, Vargas received an Emmy Award. In April 2005, on World News Tonight before Jennings’s death in August, she and Charles Gibson briefly stood in for Peter Jennings, who was undergoing treatment for his lung cancer. On December 5, 2005, she and Bob Woodruff were selected as co-anchors. Tonight, she announced her retirement from World News in May 2006. Charles Gibson was then appointed the show’s sole anchor, replacing Vargas and Woodruff, starting on May 29, 2006.
She cited the advice of her doctors to cut her timeline drastically because of a stressful pregnancy and her willingness to spend more time with her new baby when he arrived as the reason for her decision to leave the show. Gibson vowed to leave ABC News, according to some reports, if he was not made the sole permanent anchor.
Vargas hosted “Elvis: Viva Las Vegas,” a TV documentary in 2008 that examined the triumph of Elvis in Las Vegas. Vargas received a Peabody Award in 2013 for her contributions to the coverage of Hurricane Sandy on ABC News on 20/20. She spoke up about her problems with anxiety and alcoholism in a special episode of 20/ 20 that aired on September 9, 2016. Vargas revealed on December 22, 2017 that she was leaving ABC News in May 2018. On May 25, she reportedly quit ABC.