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Roz Varon of Chicago ABC7 honored at BIBO Awards Chicago 2015

Roz Varon

On October 3, 2015, the BIBO Awards honored Chicago ABC7’s multi-Emmy-award winning traffic reporter, Rosalyn Roz Varon. Varon, was the first TV traffic anchor in the country to bring traffic reporting to the morning news platform . In 1989, she joined ABC 7 News as Morning Traffic Anchor and she is currently the station's Traffic/Transportation Anchor for the top-rated new show. Roz received her Reflection Award trophy for Outstanding Film & Media Work at the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture.

Before joining ABC 7, Varon was popular on-air radio personality for WFYR Radio in Chicago as well as WLAK/WLIT Radio and WUSN Radio in Chicago. Roz was also a professor at Columbia College in Chicago. She began her career at Chicago’s WLS Radio as an airborne traffic reporter. Her popular blog, "Roz on the Road," covers a wide range of topics, from construction challenges to life challenges.

Varon is also a breast cancer survivor. As an advocate and motivational speaker, she works diligently to help educate others on cancer prevention and awareness. Varon also works with the American Cancer Society's "Making Strides against Breast Cancer." Varon is an active volunteer to charitable organizations such as the Anti-Cruelty Society and Girl Scouts. Varon has also served on the Board of Governors of the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

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