Vikki Vargas Biography
Vikki Vargas is an American journalist working for NBC4 where she serves as a reporter. She has been working for the station since July 1982.
Vikki Vargas Career
Vargas serves as the NBC4 Bureau Chief responsible for gathering and covering the region’s major news stories on weekdays for the NBC4 News. She, who has been recognized for her versatility and journalistic integrity, has covered a variety of national and international stories while at NBC4, including the Republican National Convention and the release of American hostages in Iran. Her most notable local stories include being the first to report on and film the escape of three inmates from an Orange County maximum-security jail, the Christopher Dorner manhunt, the Seal Beach hair salon massacre, as well as the federal indictment of Orange County’s former Sheriff Mike Carona.
Vargas has also received numerous honors and awards for her professional accomplishments and community involvement throughout her career, including the Sky Dunlap Award, the Orange County Press Club’s highest honor for career achievement, and community service. She was also a member of the team that received a national award from the Society of Professional Journalists for online deadline reporting on the Cal State Fullerton lockdown in 2012.
Other honors include a Golden Mike, a State Bar Association Award for ‘Outstanding Reporting,’ an Orange County Press Club Award for ‘Best News Reporting,’ and she was a member of the team that won a Los Angeles Area Emmy Award for ‘Best Newscast’ in 2008.
She also received the National Hispanic Media Coalition’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, and Avance Award from the Hispanic Americans for Fairness in Media, and was named Latina of the Year by the National Latino Peace Officers Association in 2006.
Furthermore, Vargas was also honored by her alma mater, California State University, Fullerton, with the Vision & Visionaries Award, the school’s highest honor bestowed upon alumni. She is also committed to giving back to the community and is still involved with California State University, Fullerton.
Quick Facts About Vargas
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
Vargas, in collaboration with the station, established the NBC4-Vikki Vargas Scholarship, which is awarded annually to a Cal State Fullerton journalism student. Vargas was also awarded the General William Lyon Crystal Vision Philanthropy Award by the Orangewood Children’s Foundation for her work with foster youth in the region.
Vikki Vargas Age
Vargas was born in Downey. His age is not known for she has managed to keep her personal life private. It is therefore not known how old Vargas is or when she celebrates her birthday. However, she might be in her 40s.
Vikki Vargas Height
Vargas stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 5 inches.
Vikki Vargas Family
Information regarding Vargas’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Vikki Vargas Husband
Vargas is married to Mike Nason and together the couple has been blessed with a daughter who they named Chandler Nason. Chandler is a graduate of JSerra Catholic High School.
Vikki Vargas Salary
Being one of the top journalists for NBC, Vargas earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Vikki Vargas Net Worth
Vargas has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as the NBC4 Bureau Chief responsible for gathering and covering the region’s major news stories.