Journalist Elizabeth Vargas To Guest Anchor ‘NewsNation Prime’

Elizabeth Vargas

Nexstar’s NewsNation cable network today announced that Emmy award-winning journalist and television host Elizabeth Vargas will guest anchor NewsNation Prime (8 p.m. ET) during the week of Sept. 19. Vargas will be stepping in for NewsNation anchor Marni Hughes, whose new daytime show NewsNation Live with Marni Hughes, debuts Monday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m.-noon ET.

Michael Corn, NewsNation president of news, said: “Elizabeth Vargas is a tremendous journalist who brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to every role she undertakes. Having worked with her for nearly two decades, I’m really looking forward to collaborating again. I am confident we will be doing a lot more with Elizabeth at NewsNation as we continue to expand our stellar talent roster.”

Vargas has traveled the world covering breaking news stories, reporting in-depth investigations and conducting newsmaker interviews. Her new show, iCrime, a half-hour syndicated crime series, premieres today on WPIX New York and other stations nationwide. 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 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.

In 2016, 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. She is a member of the board of directors of the nonprofit 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.

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