Elizabeth Vargas
Elizabeth Vargas
Celebrated Name: Elizabeth Vargas
Real Name/Full Name: Elizabeth Anne Vargas
Gender: Female
Age: 61 years old
Birth Date: September 6, 1962
Birth Place: Paterson, New Jersey
Nationality: American
Height: 5 ft 6 in
Weight: 58 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Husband/Spouse (Name): NA
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Two sons (Zachary Raphael Cohn, Samuel Wyatt Cohn)
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A
Is Elizabeth Vargas Lesbian/Gay?: No
Profession: Actor
Salary: $750,000
Net Worth in 2024: $8 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Elizabeth Vargas is one of the most famous American television journalist and an anchor on the channel ABC. She is the host of the outstanding 20/20 program, which is one of the major shows on ABC. She is a primary TV anchor and well respected in the news world for her breaking news pieces, which are essential to citizens. She has been a TV anchor for a long time.

Maybe you know about Elizabeth Vargas very well, but do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Elizabeth Vargas’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Elizabeth was born in Preston, New Jersey, on 6th September 1962. Her father’s name is Rafael Vargas, who is a United States Army Colonel, and her mother’s name is Anne Vargas, who is a housewife. Her majority of Childhood was spent in moving from post to post in Germany and Belgium. Later, Elizabeth graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Columbia’s University of Missouri. There she made her first debut broadcast as a reporter/ anchor for the NBC affiliate, KOMU-TV.

Later after college, she worked for a while in the Reno at KTVN. Then she moved to Phoenix, and there she was a lead reporter for KTVK-TV.

Personal Life

Elizabeth married the famous singer-songwriter, Marc Cohn, on July 20, 2002. Then she became the mother of two sons and two stepchildren from Cohn’s first marriage. But their marriage was broken after 12 years of being together, and a significant reason for this was said to be her alcoholism.

On November 6, 2013, it was published in a New York Daily News Story that Vargas was undergoing treatment for her habit of excessive alcoholism. After her second rehab admission, she said that she was an alcoholic. This happens in 2014.

Later in 2014, she was introduced to Transcendental Meditation by fellow ABC anchor George. Then she wrote and published her memoir Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction in 2016. Grand Central Publishing published the memoir on September 13.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on September 6  1962, Elizabeth Vargas is 61 years old as of today’s date 21st April 2024. Her height is 5’6’’ tall, and her weight is 58 kg.


Soon she was working at CBS-owned WBBM-TV, and hence she moved to Chicago. Later, after four years, she left CBS for NBC news in 1993. She then joined the ABC’s Good Morning America as the newsreader. Due to her hard work, she was soon promoted to primetime magazine show correspondent, which was succeeded by Kevin Newman as the newsreader.

In 2002 she was one of the many anchors for 20/20 Downtown, and this show was later rebranded Downtown. The show was later rebranded to its original name. In November 2003, she became the anchor of famous show World News Tonight Sunday, and then in 2004, she was named a co-anchor of 20/20.

She resigned from World News Tonight in 2006, and then her position was filed by Gibson, who was named the sole anchor of the show. The main reason for this, according to Vargas, was her doctors’ as they recommended her to cut back her schedule and spend more time with her new baby.

She returned later in 20/20 as a co-anchor of 20/20 and also the primary host of ABC News specials. She hosted a special TC event, “Elvis: Viva Las Vegas.” In a special edition of 20/20 on September 9, 2016, she opened about her struggles with alcoholism and anxiety attack. She also talked about the upcoming memoir Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction.

Awards & Achievements

She has won some awards, she won:

  • News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Instant Coverage of a News Story in 2001.
  • ALMA Award for Outstanding Host in a National Information Program in 2002.
  • Special Classification for Outstanding News and Documentary Program Achievement in 2000.

Net Worth & Salary of Elizabeth Vargas in 2024

Elizabeth Vargas Net Worth
Elizabeth Vargas Net Worth

Talking of her net worth, she is paid $750,000 from ABC annually, and her net worth is estimated to be $8 million as of April 2024. Her primary source of earning is the TV, and her hit show 20/20 has earned some good fortune. She has also signed a production deal with A+E Networks’ nonfiction series, named A&E Investigates, which is slated for 2018. It is estimated that she would make the right amount of money her new gig, and this would ultimately increase her net worth.

Elizabeth did go through some tough years due to her alcoholism, and she says that she regrets those years very much. She has been trying to move on, and she suffered through a rough patch in her marriage too, but she didn’t lose any hope. Vargas has continued to work in the field of TV news, and she gives her best to make every bit count.


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