Roxanne Vargas joined the NBC 6 News team in May 2006, but has been part of the NBC 6 family since 2003. Voted “Best TV Host” by the Miami New Times in 2012, Vargas has more than a decade of extensive on-air news experience in her native South Florida including consumer, health and entertainment feature reporting as well as covering local and national breaking news.
She is currently NBC6 News’ weekday morning anchor alongside Sheli Muñiz, meteorologist Adam Berg and traffic reporter Kelly Blanco. Vargas also contributes to NBC 6’s sister station, Telemundo 51 with reports in Spanish on its entertainment show, “Acceso Total”. Previously, she was on the NBC 6 news at 5am, covering breaking and national news, features, entertainment, health and consumer news. She is also a published author, co-writing the book 100 Things to do in Miami Before you Die.
Vargas has received ten Emmy nominations for her reporting and hosting on NBC6 and in 2017, she won two Emmy awards for the Art Basel and NASCAR special editions of 6 In The Mix. Among various other distinctions, Vargas has been recognized by Saved and The Aqua Foundation for Women, and is a three-time Flamingo Award recipient for her support as an ally of the LGBTQ community.
In 2014, Vargas joined an elite group of women around the world such as Brooke Shields, Demi Moore and Maria Shriver, and was inducted into famed fashion designer Donna Karan’s Women Who Inspire Program. She was honored with a community leadership award by the Girls Scouts of Southeast Florida and currently serves on the board of the Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida.
A South Florida native, Vargas earned her 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 married with two sons.