Elizabeth Vargas is a renowned American television journalist and an anchor for the national channel ABC. She hosts the popular 20/20 program that has been running for a long time on ABC. She is well respected in the journalism world for breaking many news pieces that are important in history. Other than her life story, we will also unveil the net worth of Elizabeth Vargas in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Elizabeth was born on 6th September 1962 in Preston New Jersey. Her parents are Rafael Vargas, a United States Army colonel and her mother, Anne Vargas. She went to Missouri University and graduated with a journalism degree.
Vargas married Marc Cohn in 2002, an award-winning folk musician. But they late divorced in 2014
Vargas and Cohn have two children, Samuel Wyatt, and Zachary Raphael.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Elizabeth left NBC and joined ABC news where she was a correspondent. She worked as a substitute at NBC night news for the weekend edition. She first joined NBC in 1993 then joined NBC news where she spends a few years.
Back in 2017, Vargas anchored in ABC News coverage of the inauguration and also live 20/20 specials on hurricanes Irma and Harvey. In the year 2016, she also anchored 20/20 reports report on the passing of Carrier Fisher, George Michael and Fisher, and Debbie Reynolds. She also covered breaking news updates on the deadly tornado nightclub shooting, the Dallas ambush where five police officers were killed. She also anchored in 2015 of the Paris terrorist attacks.
She anchored a story on the hero NICU nurses of hurricane sandy that was a part of the award-winning coverage in ABC Peabody. In 2004, the New York Times credited Vargas as reinvigorating the newsmagazine format with intellectually brave reporting examination of the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a young man who was murdered and it gained national attention as an anti-gay crime.
She also anchored Jesus, Mary, and Da Vinci, in 2003, and took an hour of investigations into theories that were in the bestselling novel, The Da Vinci Code and an exclusive in 2001 covering interview of dog owners of the two dogs that killed a woman in San Francisco. The prosecutors in the case say it was so critical to winning convictions against the couple.
Recently, Vargas hosted a groundbreaking national geographic special, Human Footprint that followed the cradle to grave consumption of an American boy and girl that was aired in 2008. Before her joining NBC News, Vargas had spent four years as an anchor and reporter for WBBM-TV the CBS owned and operated a station in Chicago. She was also the lead reporter for KTVK-TV, the ABC affiliate in Phoenix.
Net worth & Earnings
The net worth of Elizabeth Vargas is about $4 million. Most of the wealth is acquired from her career as a journalist. Her primary source of income is her career as a television journalist. She has not only worked for many years but also in big companies. With that, she has managed to amass her current net worth.
As an award-winning television anchor, Elizabeth Vargas has traveled most parts of the world covering various breaking stories and reporting in-depth investigations and also conducting newsmaker interviews. She is also the co-anchor of the 20/20 with David Muir. She also anchors Between Breaths. She has made good reporting like the awareness of the crisis in Iraq that was covering Christian refugees that were escaping ISIS.