Elizabeth Vargas

Biography: A beautiful and brainy reporter who began her career working for local CBS stations, Vargas graduated to the national market in 1993 when she jumped ship to NBC to appear on Today and NBC Nightly News. She came to prominence on ABC as a correspondent for 20/20 (and its now-defunct offshoot, 20/20 Downtown), eventually becoming the news magazine's coanchor in 2004. Her candid delivery and at times controversial story angles (her interview with the killers of gay teen Matthew Shepard implied that the crime was not fueled by prejudice) garnered attention, and in January 2006 she became the first Latina to permanently anchor a major network newscast when she signed on to ABC World News Tonight opposite Bob Woodruff. But the pairing was short-lived — just a few weeks later, Woodruff vacated his chair after being seriously injured by a roadside explosion while in Iraq. That February Vargas announced that she and her husband, singer-songwriter Marc Cohn, were expecting their secondA beautiful and brainy reporter who began her career working for local CBS stations, Vargas graduated to the national market in 1993 when she jumped ship to NBC to appear on Today and NBC Nightly News. She came to prominence on ABC as a correspondent for 20/20 (and its now-defunct offshoot, 20/20 Downtown), eventually becoming the news magazine's coanchor in 2004. Her candid delivery and at times controversial story angles (her interview with the killers of gay teen Matthew Shepard implied that the crime was not fueled by prejudice) garnered attention, and in January 2006 she became the first Latina to permanently anchor a major network newscast when she signed on to ABC World News Tonight opposite Bob Woodruff. But the pairing was short-lived — just a few weeks later, Woodruff vacated his chair after being seriously injured by a roadside explosion while in Iraq. That February Vargas announced that she and her husband, singer-songwriter Marc Cohn, were expecting their second child and that after her maternity leave, she would return to the air on 20/20 instead of the evening news. Expand

Elizabeth Vargas' Scores

  • TV
Average career score: 66
Highest Metascore: 71 Designated Survivor: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 60 The View: Season 18
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
2 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd 20/20: Season 41 Sep 7, 2018 Anchor tbd
tbd 20/20: Season 40 Sep 15, 2017 Anchor tbd
tbd The View: Season 21 Sep 5, 2017 Guest tbd
71 Designated Survivor: Season 1 Sep 21, 2016 Herself 6.5
tbd Dr. Oz: Season 8 Sep 12, 2016 Guest tbd
tbd The View: Season 20 Sep 6, 2016 Guest tbd
tbd 20/20: Season 39 Sep 2, 2016 Anchor tbd
tbd 20/20: Season 38 Sep 25, 2015 Anchor tbd
60 The View: Season 18 Sep 15, 2014 Guest 3.1
tbd The View: Season 17 Sep 9, 2013 Guest tbd
tbd Good Morning America: Season 39 Sep 2, 2013 News Anchor tbd
tbd Good Morning America: Season 42 Sep 7, 2012 News Anchor tbd
tbd Good Morning America: Season 38 Sep 3, 2012 News Anchor tbd
tbd 20/20: Season 31 Sep 19, 2008 Co-Anchor tbd
tbd 20/20: Season 30 Sep 14, 2007 Co-Anchor tbd
tbd 20/20: Season 28 Sep 8, 2006 (Correspondent 1996 - 2004 / Co-Anchor 2004 - ?) tbd
tbd 20/20: Season 27 Sep 9, 2005 (Correspondent 1996 - 2004 / Co-Anchor 2004 - ?) tbd
tbd Decoding the Past: Season 1 Aug 22, 2005 Host tbd
tbd 20/20: Season 26 Sep 17, 2004 (Correspondent 1996 - 2004 / Co-Anchor 2004 - ?) tbd
tbd 20/20: Season 25 Sep 5, 2003 (Correspondent 1996 - 2004 / Co-Anchor 2004 - ?) tbd
tbd Good Morning America: Season 1 Nov 3, 1975 News Anchor tbd