Elizabeth Vargas announced that she’s leaving ABC News to pursue other career options. The co-anchor of 20/20 will exit following ABC’s 40th season in May of next year according to a note confirmed by the president, James Goldston.
Reportedly, she worked for ABC News’ Good Morning America and later for the segment, World News Tonight, as well as a weekday co-anchor between the period of 2005 and 2006.
In a letter released to her fans and colleagues, she said it had been a “profound privilege” to work on the set of 20/20 for fourteen years. She said working at ABC exposed her to the very best in journalism and she’s incredibly grateful for it.
However, Vargas said she was “sorry” to share the news just before the holidays. She initially planned to make it known on the first of January. Either way, her time at the network isn’t over yet. She’s staying until May.
And while she is most known for working as a co-anchor, many became fans of Elizabeth because she revealed her struggle with alcoholism in the past. She talked about it on the air and in her memoir.
Source as the time said, “Elizabeth struggled with addiction for many years, so to announce it to the world like that was a big deal for her.”
“But, on the other hand, the amount of support she received because of her comments touched her soul. She received a ton of emails from other people who struggled with the same illness, so it was certainly a profound experience.” We’re sad to see Elizabeth go, but wish her the best of luck in her next ventures.