Elizabeth Vargas

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  • Birth Place: Paterson, New Jersey, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/06/1962, Virgo
  • Profession: TV news anchor
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Elizabeth Vargas Checks Back Into Rehab

Elizabeth Vargas has checked back into rehab to treat her addiction to alcohol, People reports.

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VIDEO: ABC News' Elizabeth Vargas Opens Up About Struggle with Alcoholism

ABC News reporter Elizabeth Vargas has publically opened up about her struggle with alcohol addiction.

"It took me a long time to admit that to myself. It took me a long time to admit that to my family," Vargas told George Stephanopoulos in an interview which aired Fridayon Good Morning America. "The amount of energy I expended keeping that secret and keeping this problem hidden from view, hidden from my family, hidden from friends, from colleagues was exhausting."

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20/20's Elizabeth Vargas Checks Into Rehab

Veteran 20/20 co-anchor Elizabeth Vargas has checked into rehab, People reports.read more

Videos

Battle for the Atlantic: The Brink of Defeat - Bringing Down the SS Cyclops
Grizzly - Two Tiny Cubs
Battle for the Atlantic: Death Blow - Going Down with the Ship
From Farm Boy to Fear Monger

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2020 10/17: Woman Claims to Police Husband Was Killed by Intruder
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2020 10/10: Woman Offers Cash, Sex in Murder-For-Hire Plot to Kill Fiance
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2020 10/3: Teen Goes Missing From Illinois Grocery Store
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2020 9/26: Out of the Woods

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Credits

Year Title Description
2013 Liberty Medal 2013 TV Show Series, Host
2009 J.K. Rowling TV Show Series, Host
2007 Elvis TV Show Series, Host
2006 ABC World News With David Muir TV Show Series, Anchor
2005 Peter Jennings TV Show Series, Remarks by

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News

VIDEO: Tom Hanks Drops F-Bomb on Good Morning America

There's no swearing on live television!

Tom Hanks accidentally dropped an F-bomb on Good Morning America Friday while imitating the accent he uses in his new movie Cloud Atlas.

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The Biz: The Battle for the Big Interviews

TV news divisions are giving their all for the next big "get." After seeing the courtroom sagas of Casey Anthony and Amanda Knox play out over the last two years, the networks sense a huge audience will tune in to see what they have to say. Also high on the interview wish list are Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician on trial for the involuntary manslaughter of pop legend Michael Jackson, and incarcerated Ponzi scheme artist Bernie Madoff. So who will they talk to?

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VIDEO: Inside the World of Harry Potter Author J.K. Rowling

The ABC special J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life, premiering Thursday at 8 pm/ET, sheds light on the beloved Harry Potter author's world and work by chronicling the 12 months leading up to the release of the seventh, final entry in the bestselling series: Harry Potter and the Deathy Hallows.

ABC's inside look at Rowling's origins and career comes as the latest big-screen adaptation, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, is enchanting fans in theaters, conjuring up $22 million in its first night at the box office.

Elizabeth Vargas, the host of A Year in the Life, sat with TVGuide.com to share a peek at its many revelations. Among the topics covered ... read more

ABC's Elizabeth Vargas: I Wasn't Baby-Booted

Onetime World News Tonight coanchor Elizabeth "I'm Almost Too Hot for People to Focus On What I'm Saying" Vargas insists that she was not, as speculated/surmised/reported, "pushed out" of the plum gig when she announced her pregnancy a year ago. Rather, she told Oprah on Tuesday, it was her call to commit to monitoring more "domestic affairs." "I was finding it more and more difficult to do the [coanchor] job the way I wanted to do it, which is 100 percent, and still be a great mother," she shared. Noting that her firstborn, Zachary, now 3, "really paid a price for the hours I was gone," Vargas said. "For me, it just wasn’t working." read more

Vargas Milks "Breast-Feeding" Pic for Laughs

Accompanying an interview with ABC News' Elizabeth Vargas about the motherhood-and-career balancing act, next month's Marie Claire presents a pic of the journalist breast-feeding at the anchor desk. What's the big deal? Vargas never posed for it, meaning it's a Photoshopped photo op. At least she has a sense of humor about it: An insider tells the New York Daily News that the newswoman joked that 1) her real son was way cuter than the tot "she" is providing for in the pic, and 2) if she were to ever sit for such a shot, it wouldn't be in some ugly gold top. read more

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