Elizabeth Vargas Bio, Age, Height, Husband, Family, Book, Net Worth, Salary

Elizabeth Vargas Biography

Elizabeth Vargas is an American television journalist who works for A&E Networks as a lead investigative reporter and documentary anchor. She began her new job on May 28, 2018, following 14 years as an anchor of ABC’s television news magazine 20/20 and ABC News specials. She previously worked as a reporter for World News Tonight.

Elizabeth Vargas ABC News

Vargas joined ABC News’ Good Morning America in June 1996 as the newsreader and Joan Lunden’s likely “heir apparent”. In June 1997, ABC promoted Vargas, followed by Kevin Newman as a newsreader, to the prime time magazine show correspondent.

She became one of the anchors of 20/20 Downtown in 2002, which was later renamed Downtown before being rebranded again before its end in 2003 as Primetime Monday. She later reported occasionally for Primetime.

In November 2003, Vargas became an anchor of World News Tonight Sunday. She was named co-anchor of 20/20 in May 2004. 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.

Elizabeth Vargas From 20/20

In 2002, she joined the cast of 20/20 Downtown, which was renamed Downtown before being renamed Primetime Monday before ending in 2003. She later occasionally reported for Primetime. She was also given the opportunity to develop Primetime specials after being named World News Tonight Saturday anchor. In November 2003, Vargas was named Sunday host of World News Tonight. She became a co-anchor of 20/20 in May of 2004.

She was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1998 for her 20/20 investigation into Betty Tyson’s unfair prosecution, and she got an Emmy Award in 1999 for her coverage of Elián González’s story.

Elizabeth Vargas Age

How old is Elizabeth Vargas? Elizabeth is 60 years old as of 2022. She was born Elizabeth Anne Vargas on September 6, 1962, in Paterson, New Jersey, in the United States of America. In addition, Vargas celebrates her birthday on September 6th every year. 

Elizabeth Vargas Height and Weight

Vargas stands at a height of 5 feet and 9 inches (1.75 meters). She also weighs 127 lbs (58 kgs).

Elizabeth Vargas Education

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 where she 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.

Elizabeth Vargas Family

Elizabeth is the daughter of an Italian-Spanish father, Rafael “Ralf” Vargas, a colonel in the U.S. Army from Puerto Rico, and an Irish-German-Swedish mother, Anne Vargas, a part-time English teacher.

She has two siblings, Amy and Christopher, who both work in tech in Silicon Valley. Her father was a U.S. Army captain and moved the family to Okinawa when she was four years old. Vargas then spent much of her youth moving from post to post in Germany, Belgium, and the United States.

Elizabeth Vargas Salary

Being a lead investigative reporter/documentary anchor for A&E Networks, Elizabeth earns $750 Thousand per year.

Elizabeth Vargas Net Worth

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Elizabeth Vargas Husband

Vargas was a married woman. She was married to Marc Cohn who is a Grammy Award-winning folk musician. In 2014, Entertainment Tonight reported that the couple was going to divorce 12 years into their marriage.

Vargas and Cohn are blessed with two children, Zachary Raphael (born in 2003) and Samuel Wyatt (born in 2006). She also has two step-children, Max and Emily

Elizabeth Vargas Leaving ABC News

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.

Elizabeth Vargas A&E Investigates

A&E Originals appointed Elizabeth to a first-look and production deal In April 2018. Vargas would work as an anchor of its A&E Investigates, it is a banner for new non-fiction prime-time journalism programming. In May 2018 it is when Vargad first broadcasted A&E Investigates series on A&E, Cults & Extreme Belief. The Untold Story, a series focusing on the untold stories of influential people and events, premiered in April 2019.

Vargas is now the anchor of News Cafe on A&E’s FYI Network.

Elizabeth Vargas Memoir | Book

In 2016, Vargas wrote her memoir Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction. It was published by Grand Central Publishing on September 13 and became an instant The New York Times and USA Today best-seller.

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