Elizabeth Vargas Biography, Age, Parents, Children, Height, Weight and Net Worth

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Elizabeth Vargas Biography

Elizabeth Vargas, born Elizabeth Anne Vargas is an American television journalist and the lead investigative reporter/documentary anchor for A&E Networks.

On May 28, 2018, after being an anchor of ABC’s 20/20 TV news magazine and ABC News specials for the past 14 years, she started her new position. Previously, she was an anchor for World News Tonight.

Elizabeth Vargas Age

Vargas was born on 6 September 1962 in Paterson, New Jersey, United States. She is 58 years old as of 2020.

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Elizabeth Vargas Education

Vargas enrolled at the University of Missouri in Columbia in 1980 and graduated in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, having worked as a student reporter at KOMU-TV and a student editor at KBIA. Former advisors spoke highly of her skill in her on-campus journalism work; Rod Gelatt, former director of KOMU news, noted that she was the first student to ever step in as a moderator for him.

Elizabeth Vargas Family

Elizabeth is the daughter of Rafael “Ralf” Vargas, an Italian-Spanish father, a colonel in the United States. The Puerto Rican Army and Anne Vargas, an Irish-German-Swedish mum, 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 most of her childhood traveling from post to post in Germany, Belgium, and the United States. Vargas graduated from Heidelberg’s American high school, where she realized her passion for journalism.

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Elizabeth Vargas Husband

Vargas is married to singer-songwriter Marc Cohn. The couple had three years of dating and wedded on July 20, 2002. The couple has two sons, Zach and Sam. Vargas also has two stepchildren, Max and Emily, from Cohn’s first marriage. In August 2014, Entertainment Tonight reported that the couple was divorcing after 12 years of marriage.

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Elizabeth Vargas Height and Weight

She stands at an average height of 5 feet 10 inches and weighs around 58 kg

Elizabeth Vargas Net Worth

Vargas has an estimated net worth of $6 million dollars. She has made her fortune from her career as a Journalist.

Elizabeth Vargas Alcoholism

After seeing her father joining the Vietnam War and subsequently having daily panic attacks, Vargas’ struggle with alcohol stemmed from her anxiety rooted in her childhood; her anxiety only worsened in her life after she was advised early on that it would be in her best interest to mask her anxiety to avoid looking vulnerable. “I am struggling with addiction,” Vargas said. Vargas described herself as an alcoholic after her second rehab admission, on January 24, 2014.

Elizabeth Vargas A&E

A&E Originals signed Vargas to a first-look and production contract in April 2018. Vargas will serve as the anchor of her A&E Investigates, her banner for new programming of non-fiction prime time journalism. In May 2018, she broadcast her first A&E Investigates series on A&E, Cults & Extreme Belief. The Untold Tale, a series that premiered in April 2019 concentrating on the untold tales of powerful individuals and events.  Vargas is now the News Cafe anchor on the FYI Network of A&E.

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Elizabeth Vargas NBC

Vargas joined NBC News in 1993 as a reporter with Tom Brokaw and Katie Couric for Now. She later became a reporter exclusively for Dateline NBC, and also worked as a replacement anchor for NBC Nightly News Today and the weekend editions.

Elizabeth Vargas ABC

In June 1996,  she joined ABC News’ Good Morning America as the newsreader and Joan Lunden’s possibly “heir apparent”. In June 1997, ABC promoted Vargas to prime time magazine show reporter, replaced by Kevin Newman as a newsreader. In late 2006, Vargas returned as co-anchor of 20/20 and primary host of ABC News specials. In 2008, Vargas hosted “Elvis: Viva Las Vegas,” a television documentary that explored Elvis’ triumph in Las Vegas and his artistic legacy, and featured performances and interviews with various stars, including Paul McCartney, Beyoncé, Dwayne Johnson, Faith Hill, David Lynch, Jon Bon Jovi, Celine Dion, and Priscilla Presley.

Vargas received a Peabody Award in 2013 for her contributions to Hurricane Sandy’s coverage of ABC News on 20/20. Vargas opened up about her experiences with anxiety and alcoholism in a special edition of 20/20 that aired on September 9, 2016, and further spoke about her forthcoming book Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction, which addresses those struggles. In an episode of ABC’s Designated Survivor in October 2016, she appeared.