Elizabeth Vargas (born September 6, 1962) is an American television journalist who is anchor of ABC's television newsmagazine 20/20 and ABC News Specials. She was previously an anchor of World News Tonight. Vargas was born in Paterson, New Jersey to a Puerto Rican father Rafael (Ralf) Vargas, a former Colonel in the U.S. Army, and an Irish-American mother, Anne Vargas. She spent her youth moving from base to base in Germany, Belgium and Japan. 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 KOMU-TV. WBBM-TV, an affiliate of CBS in Chicago, Illinois.
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