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.
Tracy, Roz share weather and traffic limericks
Tracy and Roz each share their limericks for the weather and traffic this morning.
Illinois State Police respond to Southwest Side inbound Stevenson shooting
The Illinois State Police responded to a reported shooting on the inbound Stevenson Expressway Friday morning.
New Illinois Tollway relief package reduces costs of unpaid tolls, fines
There's no doubt traffic volumes have been ticking up, but the biggest change you'll see as Illinois enters a new reopening phase is a new tollway reform package.
Jane Byrne Interchange project: Outbound Kennedy detour from inbound Eisenhower will create big traffic shift Thursday
Work on Chicago's Jane Byrne Interchange continues, and a new detour is about to create a big traffic shift.
Chicago curfew lifted, access to Central Business District, Loop area restored following weekend of peaceful protests
With the citywide curfew lifted, bridges lowered and CTA services restored, life in Chicago is returning to normal.
Chicago reopens access to Loop, downtown area Wednesday; CTA resumes service with some stops being bypassed
Chicago is removing road closures around downtown Wednesday morning after days of restrictions in response to violence and looting in the city.
Chicago curfew: Road closures around Loop in effect as Illinois National Guard called in; CTA resumes limited service
Road closures have been in place around the Loop Monday as Mayor Lori Lightfoot responded to the violence by limiting access to the Loop, even raising many of the bridges over the Chicago River.
Jane Byrne Interchange project: Outbound Kennedy detour from inbound Eisenhower will create big traffic shift
Work on Chicago's Jane Byrne Interchange continues, and a new detour is about to create a big traffic shift.
Montrose Bridge demolition: Kennedy, Edens expressways reopen after second phase of construction
For the second weekend in a row, the Montrose Bridge demolition over the Kennedy Expressway wrapped up early.