Roxanne Vargas is a three-time Emmy® award winning journalist who joined the NBC 6 News team in 2006, but she has been part of the NBC 6 family since 2003. Vargas has more than a decade of extensive on-air news experience, including consumer, health, and entertainment feature reporting. She also covers local and national breaking news.
Vargas currently anchors the NBC 6 News at 12pm and NBC 6 News at 4pm, alongside Sheli Muñiz. She also contributes to NBC 6’s sister station, Telemundo 51 with reports in Spanish. Previously, she anchored NBC 6 Today at 5am and 6am and was the original host of NBC 6 in the Mix.
Among various distinctions, Vargas was voted “Best TV News Anchor” in 2018 and “Best TV Host” in 2012 by the Miami New Times. A proud ally of the LGBTQ+ community, Vargas was honored to serve as Ally Grand Marshal for the 2018 Miami Beach Pride Parade and was presented with the key to the City of Miami Beach for her efforts. She is also a three time Flamingo Award winner and has been recognized by SAVE and the Aqua Foundation for Women.
In 2014, Vargas joined an elite group of women such as Brooke Shields, Demi Moore and Maria Shriver, when she was inducted into famed fashion designer Donna Karan’s “Women Who Inspire” Program. She was also honored with a community leadership award by the Girls Scouts of Southeast Florida and served on the board of the Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida.
A South Florida native, Vargas earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Florida International University. She is passionate about reporting in, and telling the stories of, the community she grew up in. Vargas is also a published author, co-writing two books 100 Things to Do in Miami Before You Die and its second edition.
Vargas is also the mother of two young boys, Sebastian and Julian.