Elizabeth Vargas

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Elizabeth Vargas

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9/6/1962, Paterson, NJ

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Elizabeth Vargas

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Elizabeth Vargas is an anchor of ABC News' "World News Tonight Saturday," a correspondent for the newsmagazines "20/20" and "Primetime Thursday" and a co-anchor of "Primetime Monday," which debuted in September 2003. She has also served as a co-anchor of the newsmagazine "Downtown" and is a frequent substitute…more

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    • Elizabeth Vargas is of the Catholic faith.

    • Elizabeth Vargas also worked as a reporter for KTVN-TV, a CBS affiliate, in Reno, Nevada.

    • Elizabeth Vargas worked as a lead reporter for KTVK-TV, the ABC affiliate, in Phoenix, Arizona, between the years of 1986-1989.

    • Elizabeth Vargas worked as a lead reporter for KTVK-TV, the ABC affiliate, in Phoenix, Arizona, between the years of 1986-1989.

    • With the marriage of Elizabeth Vargas and Marc Cohn, Elizabeth became the stepmother to Max and Emily Cohn.

    • With the marriage of Elizabeth Vargas and Marc Cohn, Elizabeth became the stepmother to Max and Emily Cohn.

    • Elizabeth Vargas was born in 1962, which was the year of the Tiger, according to Chinese horoscopes.

    • Elizabeth's father was a colonel in the U.S. Army, and because of that, Elizabeth spent a good portion of her adolescence moving from base to base in the countries of Germany, Belgium, and Japan.

    • Elizabeth has been co-anchor of 20/20 with John Stossel since 2004.

    • Marc and Elizabth received their first baby, son Zachary Raphael Cohn on January 31, 2003, and in February 2006, the couple announced that Elizabeth was pregnant again, and expecting their second son. Elizabeth eventually gave birth to a healthy baby, Samuel Wyatt Cohn, on August 16, 2006.

    • Elizabeth Vargas is currently married to Grammy award-winning singer Marc Cohn, whom she was met at the 1999 U.S. Open.

    • On the date of May 23, 2006, Elizabeth Vargas announced her official resignation from World News Tonight. Charles Gibson was thereafter named sole anchor of the show, finally replacing Elizabeth Vargas and her injured co-anchor Bob Woodruff.

    • Elizabeth Vargas was nominated in 1998 for an Emmy Award on her 20/20 investigation into the illegitimate conviction of Betty Tyson.

    • Elizabeth Vargas was the first female to anchor an evening newscast in the U.S. since Connie Chung, and the first female of Puerto Rican and Irish-American descent to be appointed as a major network nightly news anchor.

    • Elizabeth Vargas worked four years as a reporter and anchor for WBBM-TV in Chicago, Illinois.

    • Elizabeth Vargas graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in journalism after years of study at the University of Missouri, where she worked as a reporter for KOMU-TV.

    • Elizabeth Vargas was born into a Puerto Rican/Irish-American family; her mother, Irish-American and her father, Puerto Rican.

  • Quotes

    • Elizabeth Vargas: I think there's nothing better in the world than a spirited discussion about the Bible and Jesus and God and the Catholic faith, or the Jewish faith, or the Muslim faith--any religion.

    • Elizabeth Vargas: (Speaking of the pregnancy of her second child and the on-going recovery of injured collegue, Bob Woodruff.) This is joyous news for Marc and our family. At the same time, our immediate concern remains with Bob (Woodruff)...and the entire Woodruff family as we hope and pray for continuing good news about his recovery.

    • Elizabeth Vargas:
      (Speaking of the death of Peter Jennnings.) He leaves an enormous legacy that all of us, not just Bob and myself, but every member of the news division remembers and takes to heart.

    • Elizabeth Vargas: They would tell you that they were just doing their soldierly duty. But in doing so they remind us again what a remarkable group of people can accomplish under the greatest of pressure and we are grateful.

    • Elizabeth Vargas: It provides an opportunity for viewers to see a more in-depth coverage of the story and a more personal coverage of the story. It makes us better anchors to be out in the field reporting on a regular basis.

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