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Elizabeth Vargas Set To Return To ABC News After Rehab

This Feb. 1, 2013 photo released by ABC shows co-anchor Elizabeth Vargas  on the set of "20/20," in New York. Television news
This Feb. 1, 2013 photo released by ABC shows co-anchor Elizabeth Vargas on the set of "20/20," in New York. Television news viewers proved curious about ABC anchor Elizabeth Vargas' battle with alcoholism, with her return to "20/20" Friday night earning the newsmagazine's biggest audience in four years. The Nielsen company said an estimated 8.3 million people saw Vargas talk about last fall’s stint in rehab, putting the show among the 20 most-viewed of the week. Vargas said it took her years to admit her problem with excessive wine-drinking. (AP Photo/ABC, Donna Svennevik)

Elizabeth Vargas will return to co-host ABC's "20/20" on Friday, Oct. 31, after taking a leave of absence this summer to treat her alcohol addiction, the New York Post reported Thursday.

Vargas first made the announcement Monday via Twitter:

Vargas has often been candid about her addiction, as well as her issues with anxiety.

"I am. I am an alcoholic,” she told George Stephanopoulos in an interview on "Good Morning America" this past January. "It took me a long time to admit that to myself. It took me a long time to admit it to my family, but I am."

Throughout her treatment, ABC News has expressed its support for Vargas, saying she could return to work whenever she feels ready. That moment seems to be now.

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