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Getting pregnant at 43 was not part of her career plan

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, April 25, 2007 | 0 comments

Elizabeth Vargas learned of it just after getting her ABC news job, and "was a little nervous about telling." She kept it quiet, until co-anchor Woodruff was hurt. Getting pregnant was not part of Elizabeth Vargas' career plan.

"This was about as unplanned as it gets," says Vargas, co-anchor of ABC World News Tonight. "I was shocked. I had just signed on to a brand-new job that I was thrilled to have..."
"Also, at 43 1/2, it's not like I was thinking, 'Let's get pregnant.' "


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