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, who is living in her late 50s (somewhere around 56 or 58), 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

Roz began her career in Chicago when she landed a job at WLS Radio. There, she became a traffic reporter and eventually rose to other positions and moved to WLAK/WLIT Radio and WUSN Radio. For a brief time, she spent her time being an on-air radio personality and also worked for another radio channel called WFYR Radio Station.

Roz was appointed as a Traffic/Transportation anchor and eventually became the first in the country to bring traffic rush hour reporting to the TV morning news.  Back in 1989 (April), she joined the enthusiastic team of the ABC7 News channel and worked as an anchor initially. With the passing time, she got herself landed with the reporting of updates on Chicagoans on snarls and travel times. Despite this, she used to provide extensive coverage on the topic of transportation and each category of news. Beyond being a transportation expert and anchor, she has widely covered the transportation stories with the background of technology, and construction featuring them with an association of travel pieces.

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Rise to Fame

Currently, at this age (57 or 58), she is serving as one of the top anchors for the news channel in the same traffic and transportation segment and is also hosting an entertainment show called “Weekender”. Besides, she has spent nearly 5 years while being in the Chicago Fire Department and simultaneously with ABC7 and worked to promote the “Operation Save A Life” campaign for fire safety and public services.

Despite being an anchor and reporter at ABC7, Roz is also connected with various associations and has been serving on the Board of Governors of the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences since 2000. Currently, she is also holding a position as an active member at the Columbia Alumni Association & Network National Alumni Board (CAAN at Columbia College).

Roz Varon Biography

Real Name Roz Varon
Birth Date 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
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Personal Life

Roz Varon is a happily married woman, who has not declared the date of marriage but it is for sure that her husband’s name is Glen Janz. Together, the couple has produced one daughter whose name is Sarah Janz 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 and 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 is often seen volunteering her time to the Anti-Cruelty Society and PAWS Chicago.

Roz Varon Net Worth

It is for sure that the famous, anchor, reporter, motivational speaker, and television personality- Roz Varon- is earning a good amount of money because of her only association with the news channel ABC7. For the moment, Varon’s estimated net worth is somewhere around $5 million. She has been maintaining her career with the news channel since 1989, summing up to 33 years along with a few years well-spent with 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).
  • In addition to all of these awards and honors, she has been presented with the Illinois Broadcasters Association’s Silver Dome Award for her breast cancer special in the category of “Face of Inspiration”.
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