TV Journalist Elizabeth Vargas Opens Up About Leaving “20/20” For Her New Job

Date June 14, 2018

Elizabeth Vargas, the longtime co-host of ABC’s “20/20,” left the network in May. Together with James Goldston, the ABC News president, they announced the news to the staff. She has been working there for 14 years along with “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir. Here’s what Goldston had to say about her:

We were most proud of her courage and grace in telling her own story about her struggle with anxiety and alcoholism. Her best-selling memoir has helped so many people by raising awareness about the importance of finding treatment for millions who are still struggling. She continues to be an inspiration for us all.



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Of course, it wasn’t an easy decision for Elizabeth. It took her lots of time to think it over and decide on the pros and cons. She says:

It was difficult to say goodbye to my friends and colleagues. A lot of us cried, but it’s the beginning of a new chapter and I’m excited.

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Indeed, the changed turned out to be very positive for her. She started a new role as the host of A&E Investigates. Vargas will be working on new documentary programs. It’s both a challenge and a delight, as she will be working on something she likes and truly enjoys.


Everyone at 20/20 just adored Vargas, so they threw a big farewell party for her! It was full of pleasant words, memories, and happy tears!

That’s how people should leave their work, with grace!

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