01/22/2014 08:54 am ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

Elizabeth Vargas Expected Back At ABC Soon: Daily News


ABC News' Elizabeth Vargas is expected to back at the anchor desk Friday, according to the New York Daily News.

Sources told the newspaper that the "20/20" host, who took time off for rehab, was in the office Monday and could be back on air this week.

Vargas checked herself into rehab for alcohol abuse last fall. "Like so many people, I am dealing with addiction," Vargas said in a statement to the Daily News at the time. "I realized I was becoming increasingly dependent on alcohol. And feel fortunate to have recognized it for the problem it was becoming."

ABC News has expressed its support for her, and said that it would welcome her back to "20/20" when she was ready.

Reports of her return to work come two months after Vargas left rehab. "I am home, and so grateful for all your support and well wishes," she tweeted to her followers in November. "I am so much better and taking it one day at a time. :)"