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Elizabeth Vargas

Elizabeth is an American female television journalist. One of the most versatile journalists Elizabeth Vargas has worked in associating with NBC News, and ABC channels. She has anchored popular shows like; 20/20, World News Tonight, etc.

Early life

Elizabeth Vargas was born on 6 September 1962, in Paterson, New Jersey, Passaic County, United States of America. This makes her 61 years old as of 2024. Her full name is Elizabeth Anne Vargas. Her father’s name is Rafael “Ralf” Vargas.

He has remained a colonel in the U.S. Army. And, her mother’s name is Anne Vargas. She is an Irish-American. According to astrology, she has Virgo as her zodiac sign and belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity. She holds an American nationality and follows Christianity.

Talking about her academic status, completed her schooling at a local school in her hometown.

Later, she enrolled at the University of Missouri in Columbia for higher studies. There, she earned a degree in journalism. She is also an alumnus of American High School in Heidelberg.

Elizabeth Vargas – Net worth 2024

Except for it, she has earned enough amount of fortune from her journalism career. The total net worth of her is about $8 million US Dollars.


Apart from fame as a successful journalist, she even won different awards. In 1998, she was nominated for an Emmy Award. It was for her 20/20 investigation into the conviction of Betty Tyson.

Likewise, she went on to win the Emmy Award the following year for her coverage of the Elian Gonzalez story.

Personal life

Vargas has managed her professional and personal life quite well. She is currently divorced and single. She priorly married Marc Cohn on July 20, 2002, after dating for three long years.

Marc is a singer-songwriter. They also have two sons together, Zachary Raphael Cohn who was born on 31 January 2003, and Samuel Wyatt Cohn born on 16 August 2006.

Vargas also has two stepchildren named; Max and Emily. They are from Marc’s first marriage. However, she filed for divorce from her husband after 12 years of marriage.

Except for it, she does not have any pre and post-marital affairs. She is straight regarding gender choices. Moreover, she has not been involved in any kind of controversy.

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Caption: Elizabeth Vargas and ex-husband (Source: Daily Mail)

Professional life

Elizabeth Vargas has established herself as a journalist in America. Her journey toward being a journalist began immediately after college. She made her first broadcast as a reporter/anchor for NBC affiliate KOMU-TV. Later, she worked at Chicago’s WBBM also for four years.

Further, she joined NBC News in 1993 as a correspondent for Dateline NBC. She was also a sub anchor for Today there. After three years, her journey continued with Good Morning America as a newsreader in 1996.

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Caption: Elizabeth Vargas in the show 20/20 (Source: TV Series Finale)

The beautiful and amazing journey of this journalist later continued with ABC. There she joined as a correspondent for a primetime magazine show. She was also the anchor of WNT Sunday later. Moreover, she went on to become co-anchor of 20/20 in May 2004.

There Elizabeth Vargas also got the opportunity to develop specials for primetime. Meanwhile, she anchored World News Tonight from 2005 for around a year.

She is also coming with a book Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction. The book mainly discusses her struggles in her career and against her addictions.

Elizabeth Vargas – Body Measurements

Elizabeth Vargas has a beautiful face and a gorgeous appearance. The fact is also responsible for supporting her television career. The journalist is 5 feet and 6 inches. She weighs 58 kg.

Moreover, talking about her overall body measurement, she has a figure of 33-25-35 inches. The color of her eyes is hazel, while she has brunette hair.

Social Media

Elizabeth Vargas is active in social media as well. She has a Facebook account under her name which has 40k followers. While her Twitter handle @EVargasTV has 327.1k followers, her Instagram account @evargastv has 11.3k followers.