ABC News’ anchor Elizabeth Vargas’s overwhelming net worth & salary

By: Ludwig Paige  |   | 
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Though she earns a huge amount, she went through anxiety and alcoholism. She also went through a divorce but she overcame all of her struggles and addiction and returned back to ABC News.



After bravely tackling her personal struggle, she will be sharing it with the world via her book Between Breaths: A Memoir Of Panic And Addiction which got released recently. It is yet to see what will the sale of the book turn out to be but, we wish her luck and prosperity in life.

Recently, Elizabeth Vargas struggled with addiction and went through a divorce but she’s keeping up her work on television and maintains her salary of $750 thousand and net worth of $3 million.

Elizabeth Vargas with a salary of $750 thousand and a net worth of $3 million is one of the highest paid television personality in the US. She is presently working as an anchor of ABC News specials and ABC's news magazine 20/20.

Battling alcohol addiction and anxiety and on the top of that annulment of 12 years long marriage, Elizabeth Vargas really did go through personal trauma but she didn’t let her career and net worth get affected by this.

Elizabeth Vargas got to associate with several networks. Her passion for her work earned her name and fame

After graduating from the University of Missouri with a bachelor's degree in journalism, Elizabeth initiated her career from NBC Channel as a reporter and anchor for KOMU-TV.

Thereupon, she was transferred to WBBM-TV in Chicago, where she interviewed high profile individuals. In 1993, she was reassigned to NBC News where she served as a correspondent for Dateline NBC .

Then, in 1996, she joined Good Morning America as a news reader and after a year she turned out to be a primetime magazine show correspondent. Her breakthrough was ABC's news magazine 20/20. Her Elian Gonzalez coverage won her 1999 Emmy Award and got an Emmy Award nomination for 20/20 investigation in 1998.

In 2003, she became WNT Sunday anchor and left WNT in 2006. The 54-year-old anchor hosted ABC’s evening newscast and became first woman anchor of network evening newscast in the US.

In 2005, she became a temporary co-anchor of World News Tonight along with partner Charles Gibson replacing Peter Jennings but his untimely death made Vargas and Bob Woodruff co-anchors of the show.

When Bob Woodruff got injured in Iraq, Vargas single-handedly anchored many broadcasts. From that, she earned herself another name as the first de facto solo woman anchor of the evening news.

She took a break when she was pregnant, and joined ABC News special as a co-anchor in 2006. Her massive salary of $750 thousand concludes to a net worth of $3 million making her one of the highest paid television personality.


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