ABC Newswoman Elizabeth Vargas in Rehab For Alcoholism

One of the country’s top newswomen, ABC’s Elizabeth Vargas has entered a rehabilitation facility to battle alcoholism, the New York Daily News reported.

The former World News Tonight presenter-turned-20/20 co-anchor checked into treatment at the end of last month, according to the New York Daily News.

A statement from the revered TV personality reads: “I realized I was becoming increasingly dependent on alcohol. And I feel fortunate to have recognized it for the problem it was becoming… Like so many others, I will deal with this challenge one day at a time.”

Vargas, who is married to singer/songwriter Marc Cohn, will return to Friday night news show 20/20 when she has completed her time in rehab.

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