The former CNN entertainment reporter Sibila Vargas is an American news anchor for NBC 4 New York’s 5 P.M.; 6 P.M. and 11 P.M. weekday newscasts.
Previously, she also worked as a news anchor for the morning and 11 a.m. editions of ‘CBS 2 News’ for KCBS-TV in Los Angeles.
Early Life and Education
The American news anchor, Sibila Vargas was born in Queens, New York, US, on September 1, 1968. Vargas belongs to American nationality and ethnicity wise, Vargas is of mixed ethnical background as her parents are of the Dominican descent.
When Vargas was 5, her parents divorced and she spent her early years in Queens along with her mother. By the age of 12, she was sent to live with her father in the Dominican Republic and attended a church-affiliated boarding school.
At the age of 15, Vargas relocated to New York and graduated from high school. Following her schooling, she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Journalism and Minor in Psychology from the Long Island University.
Sibila Vargas started her broadcasting career with the CW station as a writer and producer. She then served as an entertainment reporter at KTLA-TV in Los Angeles, before working as an anchor for the weekday 4:30 – 7 A.M. and 11 A.M. newscasts at KCBS in Los Angeles.
At the time, she covered breaking news stories that included Japan’s devastating 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. During her tenure, she also won a Golden Mike award for her exceptional work.
Vargas co-anchored the weekday morning newscast at KRIV in Huston Texas, where she was also recognized by the Texas Association Press for her work behind the desk and as a member of the morning news team.
She joined CNN in March 2004 and worked as a national correspondent. There Vargas covered entertainment and pop culture, providing regular reports for ‘The Situation Room’ and ‘Anderson Copper 360.’ She is currently working as a news anchor for the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. weekday editions on NBC 4 New York. She joined the network in October 2013.
The versatile American news anchor Sibila Vargas, 49, has been married to her boyfriend Alexander Pappas for a long time. Her husband Pappas is a former photographer for CNN and MTV and the son of former CBS news correspondent Ike Pappas.
Vargas, during her college days, met her husband Pappas. The couple was attracted to each other since their encounter. They dated for almost seven years and finally in the 1990s decided to get married and began the beautiful relationship together.
The pair has two children; Christos -born in 2001 and Nicholas who was born in August 2006. In September 2007, Vargas and her husband Pappas also attended the Linda Lorelle Scholarship Gala.
The couple is living a blissful life for more than two decades with no divorce and affairs. Besides, Vargas is also an animal lover who has a pet. Further to add, she is fluent in Spanish.
Net Worth and Body Measurement
Sibila Vargas is an American news anchor who is currently working for the NBC 4 New York’s 5 P.M.; 6 P.M. and 11 P.M. The appropriate salary for the news anchors in New York is estimated more than $90K.
Vargas also worked as an entertainment reporter for the CNN in 2004. During her career with CNN, she used to receive an annual average salary of around $47K-$52K.
Moreover, Vargas worked for KTLA as an entertainment reporter where she received an annual salary of $66K. With her high rated salary from the different networks, we are sure that the versatile journalist Vargas’ net worth is not less than $2 million.