Elizabeth Vargas

2019 Fall Luncheon Moderator

Elizabeth Vargas is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who has traveled the world covering breaking news stories, reporting in-depth investigations, and conducting newsmaker interviews. She most recently co-hosted the hit newsmagazine show “20/20” and previously served as co-anchor of “World News Tonight,” anchor of “World News Tonight Sunday,” news anchor and frequent co-host on “Good Morning America,” correspondent for “20/20” and “Primetime Thursday,” and was the co-anchor of “Primetime Monday.” Her story on the hero NICU nurses of Hurricane Sandy was part of the ABC News’ Peabody Award winning coverage.

She joined ABC News from NBC News, where she was a correspondent and anchor, primarily for “Dateline NBC” and “Today.” Also at NBC, she served as a correspondent for the newsmagazine “Now With Tom Brokaw and Katie Couric” as well as substitute anchor for the weekend editions of “NBC Nightly News.”

Vargas graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo., where she began her broadcasting career as a reporter/anchor for KOMU-TV, and is the author of “Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction” released in 2016.