Elizabeth Vargas Biography

Updated On Jan 04, 2018 Published On Jun 26, 2016
Facts of Elizabeth Vargas
Date of Birth: 1962 , September-6
Birth Nation: United States
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After years of romantic love affairs with a singer and songwriter Marc Cohn, Elizabeth finally tied her married knot with him on 20th of July 2002. March is famous for his single "Walking in Memphis." Together they have already welcomed two children. There are no any rumors about their divorce.

When Elizabeth was in her teen, she was raised in Germany and Belgium. With the completion of her high school graduation, she joined the University of Missouri in Columbia, where she majored in journalism and received a bachelors degree.

While she was in Missouri, she joined NBC affiliate KOMU-TV as its reporter and an anchor. That was the beginning of her broadcasting career. Later on she joined Chicago’s WBBM and she worked there for about four years.

In 1993, she associated with NBC News as a correspondent for Dateline NBC. She also worked there as a sub-anchor for Today. Three years later, she began working at Good Morning America as its newsreader.

From 2006, she has been working as the co-anchor of 20/20 and primary host of ABC News specials. As an ABC News' News anchor she must have received an annual salary of around $150,000 as a salary of news reporter at ABC News ranges from $99,247-$195,903.

Her estimated total annual income is around $0.9 million and she has a personal investment of about $2.1 million; as well as, drives two luxury cars, worth around $0.3 million and her present net worth is approximately $3.6 million.

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Born in Paterson, New Jersey

September 6 , 1962

Sweet and lovely lady, Elizabeth Vargas was born as Elizabeth Anne Vargas in the early 1960s in Paterson, New Jersey, United States of America to Rafael Vargas and Anne Vargas. She is of Porto Rican, Irish and American descent.

Worked at NBC affiliate KOMU-TV

1983

While she was in Missouri, she joined NBC affiliate KOMU-TV as its reporter and an anchor. That was the beginning of her broadcasting career. Later on she joined Chicago’s WBBM and she worked there for about four years.

Joined NBC News

1993

In 1993, she became associated with NBC News as a correspondent for Dateline NBC. She also worked there as a sub anchor for Today. Three years later, she began working at Good Morning America as its newsreader.

Joined WNT Sunday

2003

In 1997, she was named the primetime magazine show correspondent by ABC. She also worked as an anchor and presenter of WNT Saturday. At the end of 2003, she joined WNT Sunday as its anchor. 

Announced her resignation from WNT

May 23 , 2006

Elizabeth Vargas is a TV journalist, anchor and show host from United States. She joined WNT at the end of 1990s and she worked there as an anchor and presenter for several years. On 23rd of May 2006, she announced her resignation from WNT. 

Became the primary host of ABC News specials

2006

She is famous for being an anchor of ABC's television newsmagazine 20/20 and ABC News specials.  She took this job after she quit WNT in early 2006. She joined ABC News specials at the end of 2006 and she is still holding this job. 

Married to Marc Cohn

July 20 , 2002

After years of romantic love affairs with a singer and songwriter Marc Cohn, Elizabeth finally tied her married knot with him on 20th of July 2002. March is famous for his single Walking in Memphis. Together they have already welcomed two children.

First child, Zachary Raphael Cohn

January 31 , 2003

She became mother for the first time in her life in the early 2003. She and love of her life Marc Cohn welcomed their first child together on 31st of January and that time it was a son and they named him Zachary Raphael Cohn. 

Second child, Samuel Wyatt Cohn

August 16 , 2006

She became mother for the second time in her life in 2006. She and love of her life Marc Cohn welcomed their second child together on 16th of August and that time it was also a son and they named him Samuel Wyatt Cohn. 

Won Emmy Award

1999

 Emmy Award is one of the prestigious awards in the broadcasting world. She has also once been honored with this award once and that was in 1999 for Outstanding Instant Coverage of a News Story.