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.
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