Who is Elizabeth Vargas? A&E Networks News Anchor Net Worth, Husband, Job, Salary, Age, Facts & Nationality

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Elizabeth Vargas

Facts About Elizabeth Vargas

Celebrated Name Elizabeth Vargas
Age 59 Years
Nick Name Elizabeth Vargas
Birth Name Elizabeth Anne Vargas
Birth Date 1962-09-06
Gender Female
Profession Journalist
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Place Of Birth Paterson, New Jersey
Marital Status Married
Eye Color Hazel
Net Worth $8 Million
Weight 58 kg
University University of Missouri
Working For A&E's FYI Network
Birth Nation United States of America
Horoscope Virgo
Religion N/A
Spouse Marc Cohn (M. 2002; Div. 2014)
Children Two
Son Zachary Raphael Cohn and Samuel Wyatt Cohn
Father Rafael Vargas
Mother Anne Vargas
Brothers Christopher Vargas
Sisters Amy Vargas
Height 5 feet 9 inches
Body Type Average
Body Measurement 32-36-38 inches
Bra Cup Size 38B (US)
Shoe Size 5 (US)
Hair Color Brunette
Salary $750K (Annually)
Source of Wealth Media Career
Sexual Orientation Straight
Awards Won Two
First Award Emmy Award (1999)
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The Emmy Award winner, Elizabeth Vargas is an American TV journalist and anchor who develop a passion for journalism while she was in school. Due to her deep passion, she got a degree in journalism and entered the fourth parliament of the country that is media in 1984. During her career, she engaged different TV channels like ABC, NBC, KTVN, WBBM-TV, KTVK-TV and won a Peabody Award for her contributions in ABC News' coverage of Hurricane Sandy on 20/20. Do you know? She was the first national evening news anchor of Puerto Rican and Irish-American heritage and also the third female anchor of a network evening newscast in the U.S.

She also wrote a memoir, Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction which was published on 13th September 2016. The book became the best seller at that time. To know more about her, you should scroll the page below.

What is Elizabeth Vargas famous for?

  • An American TV journalist and anchor.
  • The winner of the Emmy and Peabody Award.
  • Being lead investigative reporter/documentary anchor for A&E Networks.


What nationality is Elizabeth Vargas?

Elizabeth Vargas was born in 1962 to her parents. Currently, she is aged 59 years old. She experienced her childhood in Paterson, New Jersey, U.S. along with her two siblings. They are Amy and Christopher Vargas. She is the daughter of Rafael Vargas and Anne Vargas. Her father was a colonel in the U.S. Army while her mother was a part-time English teacher.

Similarly, she holds American nationality and belongs to the Hispanic ethnicity as his father belongs Italian-Spanish and his mother belongs to Irish-American. Her zodiac sign is Virgo.

For education, She went to study at an American high school in Heidelberg where she develop a passion for journalism. She then joined the University of Missouri in Columbia. Later, she graduated from there with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 1984.


Where is Elizabeth Vargas working now?

  • Elizabeth Vargas has developed an interest in journalism since her school days. Thus, she started working as a student reporter at KOMU-TV and a student editor at KBIA when studying at the University of Missouri in Columbia.
  • Upon her graduation, she joined Reno's CBS and then move to Phoenix as a lead reporter for KTVK-TV.
  • After three years there, she moved to Chicago to work at CBS station WBBM-TV.
  • Shen then joined NBC News as a correspondent for Now with Tom Brokaw and Katie Couric in 1993. Later, she served as a substitute anchor for Today and the weekend editions of NBC Nightly News.
  • In 1996, she joined ABC News' Good Morning America as the newsreader. After a year, she was promoted to prime-time magazine show correspondent.
  •  In 1998, she was nominated for an Emmy Award for her 20/20 investigation into the wrongful conviction of Betty Tyson.
  • In 1999, she won an Emmy Award for her coverage of the Elián González story.
  • In 2002, she became one of the anchors of 20/20 Downtown and started reporting occasionally for Primetime.
  • In 2003,  she became the anchor of World News Tonight Sunday. She was named co-anchor of 20/20 in May 2004.
  • In 2006, she gave her resignation from World News Tonight because of her pregnancy. At the end of the year, she returned as co-anchor of 20/20 and primary host of ABC News specials after giving birth to the baby.
  • After two years of her return, she hosted "Elvis: Viva Las Vegas" and take interviews with various stars including Paul McCartney, Beyoncé, Dwayne Johnson, Faith Hill, David Lynch, Jon Bon Jovi, Celine Dion, and Priscilla Presley.
  • In 2013, she won a Peabody Award for her contributions to ABC News' coverage of Hurricane Sandy on 20/20.
  • In 2016, she opened up about her struggles with anxiety and alcoholism in a special edition of 20/20 which she also mention her written book named Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction which was published the same year.
  • In 2018, she officially departed ABC News after a dedication on 20/20. 
  • The same year, A&E Originals signed her to a first-look and production deal. She then broadcast her first A&E Investigates series on A&E, Cults & Extreme Belief.
  • In 2021, she hosts a revival of America's Most Wanted, an American TV program.
  • Currently, she served as anchor of News Cafe on A&E's FYI Network.

Who is Elizabeth Vargas married to?

Elizabeth Vargas is a married man. She is married to her long-term boyfriend named Marc Cohn who is a singer and writer. After dating almost three years, they exchanged their wedding vows on July 20, 2002. Later, The couple shares two children. They are Zachary Raphael Cohn and Samuel Wyatt Cohn. Unfortunately, the couple ended the relationship after twelve years of their marriage. However, the reason behind their separation is yet to be revealed. But some online sites were speculated that they were separated due to her alcohol addiction of her. What is truth, she only knows?


How much is Elizabeth Vargas worth?

Elizabeth Vargas had been engaged as a TV journalist since 1993. During her career, she has been involved in different TV channels. Thus, she should have a good income throughout her career. Based on some online sites, her current estimated net worth is said to be $8 million and her salary is somewhere around $750 Thousand annually. Further, her other financial details are yet to be disclosed. 

Currently, she lives a rich and lavish lifestyle throughout her earnings. She is one of the well-paid journalists. Thus, she lives in a million dollars mansion with her family.

How tall is Elizabeth Vargas?

Elizabeth Vargas has an average body with a body measurement of 32-36-38 inches. She used 38B (US) bra cup size and 5(US) shoe sizes. Similarly, she has beautiful hazel eyes and she dyed her hair color brunette. Further, he has a height of 5 feet 9 inches and she weighs around 58 Kg. Overall, she has a fit and healthy body.

Did You Know?

  • In 2014, she returned to work at ABC after two months of rehab for alcoholism.
  • In 2005, her ex-husband was was shot in the head in Denver, Colorado, during an attempted carjacking. Luckily, he survived with minor physical injuries.
  • She develop an interest in the journalism while she was in school.
  • In 1999, she won an Emmy Award for her coverage of the Elián González story.
  • In 2016, She wrote a memoir, Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction. The book became an instant The New York Times and USA Today best-seller.