Vikki Vargas Biography
Vikki Vargas is a skilled American journalist currently working at KNBC as the Bureau Chief responsible for gathering and covering the region’s major news stories on weekdays for the NBC4 News at 11 a.m., 4 p.m. 5 p.m., and 6 p.m.
Vikki Vargas Age
How old is Vargas? Her age is not available now; research is ongoing, and this information will be updated soon. She is around 45 years old.
Vikki Vargas Education
She was recognized by the Orangewood Children’s Foundation with the General William Lyon Crystal Vision Philanthropy Award for her work with foster youth in the region.
Vikki Vargas Height|Weight
She stands on an average height of 5 Feet 4 inches and weighs around 60kgs.
Vikki Vargas Family
She was born and raised in Downey, she resides in Orange County with her husband. However, she has not revealed information regarding her family members.
Vikki Vargas Husband|Married
Vikki is happily married to Mike Nason. Information on when they got married is not available.
Vikki Vargas Children
Vargas and Mike Nason have a child known as Chandler Nason.
Vikki Vargas Career
Throughout her career, Vargas has received numerous honors and awards for her professional achievements and community involvement including the Sky Dunlap Award, the Orange County Press Club’s highest honor for career achievement and community service. In addition, she was also part of the team that won a national award from the Society of Professional Journalists for online deadline reporting on the lockdown at Cal State Fullerton in 2012.
Additional awards include a Golden Mike, a State Bar Association Award for ‘Outstanding Reporting,’ the Orange County Press Club Award for ‘Best News Reporting,’ and she was part of the team that won a Los Angeles Area Emmy Award for ‘Best Newscast’ in 2008.
Vargas has covered a number of national and international stories while at NBC4, from the Republican National Convention to the release of the American hostages in Iran. Her remarkable moments include the local stories including the first to break the news and video of three inmates who escaped from an Orange County maximum-security jail, the Christopher Dorner manhunt, the Seal Beach hair salon massacre, and the federal indictment of Orange County’s former Sheriff Mike Carona.
Vikki Vargas Achievement and Awards
Moreover, she also won the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Hispanic Media Coalition and received an 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. Vargas was recognized by her alma mater, California State University, Fullerton, with the Vision & Visionaries Award, the highest possible tribute given by the school to alumni.
She is passionate about giving back to the community and remains active with the California State University, Fullerton. Vargas, in partnership with the station, established the ‘NBC4- Vargas Scholarship,’ which is granted to a Cal State Fullerton journalism student annually. In addition, she was recognized by the Orangewood Children’s Foundation with the General William Lyon Crystal Vision Philanthropy Award for her work with foster youth in the region. She was born and raised in Downey, she resides in Orange County with her husband.
Vikki Vargas Salary|Net Worth
She has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which Vargas earns from her broadcasting career.
Vikki Vargas Social Media Platforms
Vargas is very active in all social media accounts and she is often seen posting on her platforms. She has over 8.4k followers on Twitter, 3.1k followers on Facebook, and 2.9 k followers on Instagram.