Media Moves

Emmy-winning journalist Vargas to join NewsNation

January 25, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The following excerpt was sent out:

Elizabeth Vargas

NewsNation, America’s fastest-growing cable news network, today announced that Emmy award-winning journalist and television host Elizabeth Vargas will anchor “Elizabeth Vargas Reports,” an hour-long weekday news program debuting April 3, 2023 (6pm ET/5pm CT) from a new state-of-the-art studio in New York City.

“Elizabeth Vargas Reports” will feature one-on-one interviews with headline makers across the country and on-the-ground reporting by NewsNation’s team of seasoned journalists. Additionally, Ms. Vargas will serve as a regular contributor to NewsNation’s daytime and primetime lineup of news, analysis and talk programming.

Ms. Vargas has traveled the world covering breaking news stories, reporting in-depth investigations and conducting newsmaker interviews. She is currently host of “iCrime,” a half-hour syndicated crime series that is broadcast on WPIX-TV in New York and other stations nationwide. Ms. Vargas has also served as the host of “America’s Most Wanted” on Fox TV. She previously hosted the hit newsmagazine show “20/20” on ABC for 15 years, served as Co-Anchor of ABC’s World News Tonight, and was a news anchor and frequent host of “Good Morning America.” She also hosted A&E Investigates, doing a series of documentaries that still air on Hulu.

“I am thrilled to join the NewsNation team. The mission of NewsNation is more important now than ever – delivering the news and newsmakers to all of America, and to cover the issues that truly matter to everyone, everywhere. I can’t wait to begin,” commented Ms. Vargas.

In 2016, Ms. Vargas released her memoir, Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction, which spent several weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and won numerous awards. Ms. Vargas is a member of the board of directors for the non-profit Partnership to End Addiction and hosts “Heart of the Matter,” a podcast focused on addiction, recovery, and the stigma so many face in their effort to heal.

(Editor’s note: Though NewsNation refers to itself as “America’s fastest-growing cable news network” in the release above, it has also weathered a string of controversies for casting extremely right-slanted political coverage as non-biased. It also hired disgraced CNN anchor Chris Cuomo in October.)


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