A Special Edition of 20/20: The Royal Wedding: William & Catherine A Modern Fairytale 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)
A prominent news correspondent and host, Elizabeth Vargas became the first woman of Puerto Rican extraction to become an anchor of ABC's flagship nightly news program, "World News Tonight" (1965- ). Serving as co-host alongside roving war correspondent, Bob Woodruff, Vargas helped fill the giant hole left behind by iconic anchor Peter Jennings, who died in 2005 following a brief battle with lung cancer. Previously, she made a name for herself as a correspondent on "Dateline" (NBC, 1992- ) while also acting as a substitute co-anchor on "Today" (NBC, 1952- ) and a substitute weekend anchor on "Nightly News" (NBC, 1970- ). In 1996, she left NBC for ABC, where she raised her profile as a news anchor and substitute co-host on "Good Morning America" (1975- ), before moving over to primetime as a correspondent on "20/20" (ABC, 1978- ), where she won an Emmy for coverage of the Elian Gonzalez story in 1999. In the wake of Jennings' sudden departure from the show, Vargas ascended to the anchor chair, only to be brushed aside during maternity leave by longtime news anchor, Charles Gibson. Despite her brief tenure and sudden departure, Vargas returned to "20/20" and remained one of ABC's most high-profile news personnel.