"Roz on the Road," Varon's must-read blog, covers a wide range of topics, from construction challenges to life challenges. Her entries on trips she's taken in the U.S., Europe and Israel are complete with interesting insights, photos and videos.
Varon is a master of social media and many Chicagoans rely on Roz's traffic tweet throughout the day.
Varon hosts "Weekender" and entertainment round-up each Friday on the ABC 7 News at 4 p.m. For the past six years, Varon has been an important part of ABC 7 and the Chicago Fire Department's fire safety public service campaign, "Operation Save-A-Life."
Before joining ABC 7, Varon was part of the morning team at WFYR Radio in Chicago. Earlier in her career, Varon worked as an on-air personality at WLAK/WLIT Radio in Chicago and at Chicago's WUSN Radio. Varon began her career at WLS Radio in Chicago as an airborne traffic reporter.
Varon has received many awards and honors for her work including multiple Emmy Awards. Most recently, she was honored with Peter Lisagor Award for her series "Interstate Identities." The Girl Scouts honored her as a role model with their "Smart Cookies" Award, and the Illinois Broadcasters Association honored her with a Silver Dome Award for her breast cancer special, "Faces of Inspiration."
Varon is a 2006 breast cancer survivor. She works diligently to help heighten cancer prevention and awareness and is an in-demand motivational speaker. As an advocate, she works with the American Cancer Society's "Making Strides against Breast Cancer."
Varon volunteers much of her time to charitable organizations such as the Anti-Cruelty Society and Girl Scouts. Since 2000, Varon has served on the Board of Governors of the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Varon received a B.A. in Broadcast Communications from Columbia College. She resides in the western suburbs of Chicago with her husband, daughter, two dogs and a cat.
Each week, we list some events you can attend over the weekend.
Lollapalooza opens at 11 a.m. Friday. With more than 100,000 people expected to attend on the first day, downtown traffic is going to be challenging.
A few people asked ABC7's Roz Varon about the names of the CTA's transit lines. When did the names convert to colors and why was that done?
There's a push for a new type of parking ticket, to deter non-electric vehicles from parking in spots designated for electric cars.
ABC7 is on the streets getting answers to your traffic questions and concerns. Many viewers messaged Roz Varon about texting and driving, a dangerous habit.