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Elizabeth Vargas

Elizabeth Vargas

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Birthday: Sep 6, 1962

Birthplace: Paterson, New Jersey, USA

A prominent news correspondent and host, Elizabeth Vargas became the first woman of Puerto Rican extraction to become an anchor of ABC's flagship nightly news program, "World News Tonight" (1965- ). Serving as co-host alongside roving war correspondent, Bob Woodruff, Vargas helped fill the giant hole left behind by iconic anchor Peter Jennings, who died in 2005 following a brief battle with lung cancer. Previously, she made a name for herself as a correspondent on "Dateline" (NBC, 1992- ) while also acting as a substitute co-anchor on "Today" (NBC, 1952- ) and a substitute weekend anchor on "Nightly News" (NBC, 1970- ). In 1996, she left NBC for ABC, where she raised her profile as a news anchor and substitute co-host on "Good Morning America" (1975- ), before moving over to primetime as a correspondent on "20/20" (ABC, 1978- ), where she won an Emmy for coverage of the Elian Gonzalez story in 1999. Vargas returned to "20/20" and remained one of ABC's most high-profile news personnel.

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No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2023
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doctors Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2021
No Score Yet 100% America's Most Wanted Host 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet 20/20 Anchor 2013-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cults and Extreme Belief Host 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2017
No Score Yet 7% The View Guest 2014-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2016
71% 53% Designated Survivor Herself (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet What Would You Do? Anchor 2009