Elizabeth Anne Vargas was born on the 6th September 1962, in Paterson, New Jersey USA, of Irish, American and Puerto Rican descent. She is a journalist who is currently the anchor of the television newsmagazine “20/20” (2004 – present) and “News specials” (2006 – present), both aired on ABC. Prior to this, she briefly presented “World News Tonight” (2006) on ABC. Vargas has been active in the journalism/entertainment industries since 1993.
How much is the net worth of Elizabeth Vargas? It has been reported by authoritative sources that the overall size of the journalist’s wealth is over $3 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016. Broadcasting news is the main source of Vargas’ net worth and popularity.
Elizabeth Vargas Net Worth $3 Million
To begin with, she was raised in a family of the USA Army, Colonel Rafael Vargas and housewife Anne Vargas. Elizabeth grew up moving from place to place, including Belgium and Germany. She became a graduate from the University of Missouri in Columbia majoring in Journalism.
Concerning her professional career, she debuted as an anchor working for KOMU-TV. Then, she moved to work for a virtual channel WBBM-TV located in Chicago, which belongs to CBS. Working there she was noticed by a senior vice-president of ABC channel Phyllis McGrady who saw Elizabeth as a versatile and hard working journalist. In 1993, Vargas was invited to join NBC News, and she co-anchored “Today” and worked as a correspondent for “Dateline NBC”. Three years later, she took the position of the newsreader for “Good Morning America”. Her net worth was rising steadily.
In 2003, she started working as the anchor of “WNT Sunday”. Since 2004, she has worked as the anchor of “20/20 aired on ABC. Vargas won the Emmy Award for covering the story of Elián González who became embroiled in a heated international custody and immigration controversy between Cuba and the USA. Another investigation made by Elizabeth, which was nominated for the Emmy Award, was that covering the story of Betty Tyson, who claimed to be wrongly convicted. In 2006, she briefly co-presented the “World News Tonight” alongside Diane Sawyer or Charles Gibson, and since 2006, she has been a primary host of another ABC program, ABC News Specials as well as continued anchoring “20/20”. Overall, these positions have increased the total size of Elizabeth Vargas net worth.
Finally, in the personal life of the journalist, she married the singer Marc Cohn in the summer of 2002, and they have two boys. In addition to this, Cohn had two children from his previous marriage and Elizabeth became a stepmother. In the summer of 2014, Elizabeth and Marc divorced after spending 15 years together, three dating and 12 in a wedlock. In addition, Vargas has admitted to being an alcoholic, and in 2013 she underwent the treatment of alcoholism. In 2014, she went on rehabilitation again, which situations contributed to her separation from Cohn.
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