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.
Farewell Roz, Chicago's first morning news TV traffic reporter
All week long we've been celebrating 35 years of the morning show and there's one person who's been around since beginning - the one and only Roz Varon.
ABC7 Roz Varon answers most asked Traffic Troubleshooters; potholes, the Kennedy and roadside help
ABC7 Roz Varon answered the most asked Chicago traffic questions in her last Traffic Troubleshooter before retirement.
Festival Friday with Roz Varon
Each week, we list some events you can attend over the weekend.
Outbound lanes of Kennedy Expressway open after wrong-way driver crashes into garbage truck: ISP
Illinois State Police said all outbound lanes on the Kennedy were closed after wrong-way driver crashed with a garbage truck early Tuesday morning.
Kennedy Expressway reversible lanes close for 2nd phase of construction project
Kennedy Expressway drivers beware, the reversibles are officially closed for the next phase of the construction project.
Traffic Troubleshooter: how to safely dispose old I-PASS transponders with lithium batteries?
The plastic I-PASS transponders have lithium batteries, and can't be thrown out in the garbage. ABC7's Roz Varon has how to safely get rid of them.
Traffic Troubleshooter: When will IDOT's phase 2 of the Kennedy Expressway construction start?
The first phase of the massive construction project on the Kennedy Expressway opened in December. But, when will phase two start?
Chicago Auto Show wraps up with Family Day Monday
Monday is your final chance to check out the 2024 Chicago Auto Show.