In some happy news from ABC’s World News Tonight, co-anchor Elizabeth Vargas is expecting her second child with her husband, singer-songwriter Marc Cohn, the network announced Friday.
Vargas, 43, co-anchors the broadcast with Bob Woodruff, 44, who was injured in roadside bombing in Iraqi on Jan. 29. He is recovering at Bethesda Medical Center in Maryland.
“I told Elizabeth that during such a difficult time for all of us, it’s good to get such wonderful, life-affirming news,” ABC News President David Westin said in a statement.
“This is joyous news for Marc and our family,” Vargas said in statement on ABC News’s Web site. “At the same time, our immediate concern remains with Bob, (his wife) Lee, and the entire Woodruff family as we hope and pray for continuing good news about his recovery.”
Vargas who also co-anchors 20/20, will continue to anchor both programs through late summer, according to the network.
Since Woodruff’s injury, Good Morning America anchors Charles and Diane Sawyer have filled in for him. This arrangement will continue “for the next few weeks,” said ABC News spokeswoman Cathie Levine.
As for any possible maternity leave for Vargas, “We’ll factor that in, as well,” said Levine.
Vargas and Cohn, who sings the hit song “Walking in Memphis,” have a son, Zachary, 3. Cohn also has two children, Max, 14, and Emily, 11, from a previous marriage.