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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham receives the Liberty Medal in Philadelphia
Elizabeth Vargas of ABC applauds (L) after the 2013 Liberty Medal was presented to former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton by Jeffrey Rosen, CEO of the National Constitution Center, during ceremonies at the National Constitution Center in downtown Philadelphia on September 10, 2013. . UPI/John Anderson
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Elizabeth Vargas (born September 6, 1962 in Paterson, New Jersey) is a television journalist, currently co-anchor of ABC's television newsmagazine 20/20 and anchor of ABC News Specials.

Vargas was born to a Puerto Rican father, who was a Colonel in the U.S. Army and an Irish-American mother. She spent her youth moving from base to base in Germany, Belgium and Japan.

Vargas graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in Columbia, where she made her debut broadcast as a reporter/anchor for KOMU-TV.

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