TV journalist to tell her story of living with anxiety and addiction.


CANTON Award-winning journalist Elizabeth Vargas built a career atop the high-pressure world of live television.

Behind the scenes, the co-anchor of ABC’s “World News Tonight” and co-host of “20/20″ and “Good Morning America” struggled with anxiety and addiction to alcohol.

Vargas told that story in her 2016 book, “Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction.”

On Thursday, she will speak at the Canton Palace Theatre for Stark Library’s Dr. Audrey Lavin Speaking of Books Author Series. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Seats can be reserved for free at

Vargas, who now hosts “A&E Investigates”, spoke with The Canton Repository before her upcoming visit.

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