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 News Anchor” in 2018 and “Best TV Host” in 2012 by the Miami New Times, 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 NBC 6 News’ weekday morning anchor alongside Sheli Muñiz, meteorologists Adam Berg and Angie Lassman and traffic reporter Kristin Sanchez. Vargas also contributes to NBC 6’s sister station, Telemundo 51 with reports in Spanish.
Previously, she was on the NBC 6 News at 5 AM, 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 is a two time Emmy Award winner for her reporting and hosting on NBC 6. Among various distinctions, Vargas has been recognized by Save and The Aqua Foundation for Women, and is a three-time Flamingo Award, and was honored with the key to the City of Miami Beach, when she served as Ally Grand Marshal during Miami Beach Gay Pride 2018 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 served 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.