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Elizabeth Vargas Biography

Birth Place:
Paterson, New Jersey, United States
TV news anchor

Fast Facts

  • Father was an Army officer, so during her childhood, she lived on numerous military bases in Germany, Japan and Belgium
  • Anchored acclaimed news specials that focused on such topics as missing persons, same-sex marriages and child safety
  • Husband Marc Cohn was shot in the head in 2005 during an attempted carjacking, but made a full recovery
  • Selected with Bob Woodruff as replacements for the late Peter Jennings on ABC World News Tonight
  • She became the first Latina to anchor one of the three major networks' newscasts