Varon has won multiple Emmy Awards in Traffic Reporting, Specialty Programming, Spot News, and Features. Also, she has been honored with several Peter Lisagor Awards, including one for her "Weekender" series, a weekly roundup of metro Chicago events. The Girl Scouts recognized her as a role model with their "Girls Scouts of the USA Thanks Badge." Additionally, she won the Illinois Broadcasters Association's Silver Dome Award for her breast cancer special, "Faces of Inspiration."
Most recently, Varon has published "On the Road with Roz: Adventures in Travel and Life," a delightful and heartening collection of words and images detailing her travels on Route 66 and around the world with her family.
As a breast cancer survivor, Varon works diligently to help heighten cancer prevention and awareness and is an in-demand motivational speaker. An animal lover, she volunteers much of her time to the Anti-Cruelty Society and PAWS Chicago.
Since 2000, Varon has served on the Board of Governors of the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and is currently a member of the Columbia Alumni Association & Network National Alumni Board (CAAN at Columbia College).
She received a B.A. in Broadcast Communications from Columbia College, and resides in the western suburbs of Chicago with her husband, daughter, two dogs and a cat.
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Roz Varon's Weekender Report
Roz Varon takes a look at what's going on in the city and suburbs this weekend.
Festival Friday with Roz Varon
Each week, we list some events you can attend over the weekend.
New Illinois law removes tax credit cap when you trade in car while buying new vehicle
If you're in the market for a new car and will be trading in your old one, a new law eliminates a $10,000 tax credit cap that was set in 2020 as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital plan.
Abbey Farms in Aurora lets you cut down your own Christmas tree, all on 1 tank of gas
If you're still having trouble finding a Christmas tree due to the shortage, Roz Varon has a solution in her latest One Tank Trip.
Roz Varon's 1 Tank Trips
Roz Varon is doing a special series on nearby driving destinations - a mini vacation you can get to on a tank of gas.
CTA Red-Purple Bypass in service to ease congestion on Red, Purple, Brown Line trains
The long-awaited CTA "Red-Purple Bypass" went into service Friday for commuters on Chicago's North Side.
Suspect shoots out of Mayfair apartment window, sparking hours-long SWAT response: Chicago police
Chicago police said an "unknown subject" fired shots from a second-floor apartment in Mayfair.
Inspired by role, 'The Chi' actress takes portraits of breast cancer survivors for Chicago exhibit
"You may not feel as womanly or as beautiful as you are but us looking at you? Different story!"
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K set to start at Soldier Field
Soldier Field was painted pink for breast cancer awareness.
Kuipers Family Farm features apple picking, pumpkin patch, all on 1 tank of gas
If you are looking for some fall family fun, Roz's latest One Tank Trip takes us to an all-in-one family farm in DeKalb County!
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