Roz Varon Biography

Roz Varon is an American personality who is an anchor by profession. Despite this, she is an author, journalist, reporter, motivational speaker, and television personality. She has given more than three decades of her life to the news channel ABC7 based in Chicago, Illinois. She has been striving and excelling in her career with each passing year and has been maintaining her position with the news channel.

Early Life

Roz Varon was born on 26th November 1957 and currently lives in River Forest, Illinois. She went to Columbia College and received her degree in B.A. in Broadcast Communication. She is known to be residing in the Western Suburb of Chicago with her extended family including her husband, daughter, two dogs, and a cat.

Roz Varon Career

Starting her career in Chicago at WLS Radio, Roz worked her way up from a traffic reporter to other roles at WLAK/WLIT Radio and WUSN Radio. She briefly served as an on-air radio personality at WFYR Radio Station.

In 1989, Roz joined ABC7 News channel as an anchor, later becoming the first to introduce rush hour traffic reporting on morning TV news. Her focus was updating Chicagoans on traffic snarls and travel times.

Apart from her role as a transportation expert and anchor, Roz extensively covered various transportation stories, often delving into technology and construction backgrounds. She connected these stories with travel features, providing comprehensive coverage across different news categories.

Rise to Fame

Roz continues to excel as a top news anchor in the traffic and transportation segment. Additionally, she hosts the popular entertainment show “Weekender.” Her career journey includes a commendable 5-year stint with the Chicago Fire Department, all while maintaining her role at ABC7.

During this time, she actively supported the “Operation Save A Life” campaign, dedicated to fire safety and public services. In addition to her responsibilities at ABC7, Roz is actively engaged with various associations.

Since 2000, she has served on the Board of Governors for the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. She also plays an active role in the Columbia Alumni Association & Network National Alumni Board (CAAN at Columbia College).

Roz Varon Biography

Real Name Roz Varon
Birth Date November 1957
Age (as of 2022) 65 Years
Birth Place United States
Profession Traffic Anchor

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 6” – in Centimeters – 168 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 52 kg  –  in Pounds –  114 lbs
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Brown


Father Jack Varon
Mother Bea Varon

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is her husband? Glen Jenz
Children Sarah

Personal Life

Roz Varon happily married her husband Glen Janz. The couple is raising one daughter from this marriage, Sarah Janz. She is now a graduate student of Columbia College Chicago, living with her family including two dogs and a cat.

Fight Against Cancer

Roz is a breast cancer survivor who was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer back in 2006. During that time, she spent her energy working to create awareness among ordinary people to receive knowledge about the same and consequently, she became a motivational speaker. She calls herself an animal lover and volunteered her time to the Anti-Cruelty Society and PAWS Chicago.

Roz Varon Net Worth

Roz Varon, a renowned anchor, reporter, motivational speaker, and television personality, has indeed accumulated a substantial income over the years, primarily through her long-standing association with the esteemed news channel ABC7.

As of now, it is estimated that Varon’s net worth stands at approximately $5 million. Her impressive career with the news channel spans an impressive 33 years, with additional years of valuable experience gained from her time spent with various radio channels.


  • While being with the channel ABC7, Varon has won multiple awards for her traffic reporting, specialty programming, spot news, and features.
  • Currently, she is holding the position of Traffic Anchor on ABC7 Eyewitness News and has earned around 4 awards in her entire career of 33 years.
  • Most of the notable awards she has won include Emmy Award (November 2013), Peter Lisagor Award (May 2013), Smart Cookies Award (September 2012), and Silver Dome Award (April 2012).

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