Roz Varon
Traffic/Transportation Anchor Roz Varon was the first in the country to bring traffic rush hour reporting to TV morning news. She joined ABC 7 News as Morning Traffic Anchor in April 1989. Varon not only updates Chicagoans on snarls and travel times, but she also provides extensive coverage of the transportation beat.

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.

Twitter: @rozvaronABC7
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Roz's Stories
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.
Aloha Windy City: Mickey surprises commuters with Hawaii-inspired Disney pop-up exhibit at Union Station
Commuters passing through Union Station's Great Hall Wednesday were treated to hula dancers, ukulele performances, tropical mouse ears, and a chance to meet Mickey himself!
Chicago Auto Show 2020 wraps up at McCormick Place Monday
The 2020 Chicago Auto Show wraps up at McCormick Place on President's Day.
Chicago Auto Show 2020: 'Lost Corvettes' and more
The Chicago Auto Show continues this weekend at McCormick Place.
Chicago Auto Show 2020: Women's Day at McCormick Place
Tuesday is Women's Day at the Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place.
Chicago Auto Show 2020: Sports Team Pride Day at McCormick Place
North America's largest auto show is showcasing nearly 1,000 vehicles in Chicago Saturday.
Chicago Auto Show 2020: Nearly 1,000 vehicles on display at McCormick Place
North America's largest auto show is showcasing nearly 1,000 vehicles in Chicago Saturday.
Auto Show 2020: First Look for Charity to raise millions for Chicago area charities
North America's largest auto show is getting the black tie treatment.
Chicago Auto Show: Sneak peek inside Concept & Technology Garage
From fast and fun to family-friendly and trend-setting, we got a sneak preview of dozens of vehicles that everyone will be talking about at the Chicago Auto Show.