The announcement was made before Christmas by James Goldston, the president of ABC News, in a memo to staff. Goldston said Vargas, who will be exiting the network in May, is pursuing “new ventures.” There was no word yet from ABC News about a successor.
Vargas has been with “20/20” for 14 years. She’s worked alongside “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir on the newsmagazine since 2013. Vargas was born in Paterson, New Jersey, to a Puerto Rican father, Rafael “Ralf” Vargas, a colonel in the U.S. Army, and an Irish-American mother, Anne Vargas. She spent her youth moving from post to post in Germany and Belgium. Vargas graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in Columbia, where she made her debut broadcast as a reporter/anchor for NBC affiliate KOMU-TV.
Vargas circulated a memo of her own, saying she’d hoped to make the announcement after Jan. 1. “I am sorry only to have to share this news with you as we celebrate the holidays,” she wrote. “It has been a profound privilege to be the anchor of ’20/20′ for 14 years, and a true honor to work with each and every one of you.”
Vargas was previously co-anchor of “World News Tonight,” anchor of “World News Tonight Sunday,” news anchor on “Good Morning America,” correspondent for “20/20” and “Primetime Thursday,” and co-anchor of “Primetime Monday.” She joined ABC News from NBC News, where she was a correspondent and anchor for “Dateline NBC” and “Today.”
La presentadora Elizabeth Vargas, una de las caras más conocidas del canal de televisión ABC, anunció hoy que abandonará la cadena en los próximos meses, según informan medios locales.
“Ha sido un enorme privilegio haber presentado el programa “20/20″ durante catorce años, y un verdadero honor haber podido trabajar con cada uno de vosotros”, dijo Vargas en un memorando interno enviado a sus compañeros.
La popular presentadora, de 55 años y origen puertorriqueño, dejará el canal el próximo mes de mayo, una vez que concluya la actual temporada de “20/20”, según confirmó el presidente de ABC News, James Goldston.
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