GET TO KNOW ROZ VARON OF ABC7
It’s no surprise that Roz Varon, ABC 7/Chicago’s popular traffic reporter knows about roads. That’s been her expertise since she joined ABC 7 News in 1989. She is now the station’s Emmy Award-winning Traffic/Transportation Anchor.
Varon also writes a blog, “Roz on the Road,” where she shares construction updates, travel adventures and more personal updates as well.
An extension of that project now adds the title, “author,” to Varon’s resume. Her new book, On the Road with Roz, will be celebrated at a booksigning event at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave. in the heart of Naperville. Varon will meet fans and share her book on Sunday, October 1 at 2:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. To join the booksignng line, please purchase the author’s featured book at Anderson’s Bookshop.
About the Book:
For the past eight years, Chicago TV traffic anchor Roz Varon has been recording her travels in words and images. This book is designed to be a keepsake for those readers who enjoy vicarious adventures, and for those who seek ideas for their own trips across the US and overseas. Written with honesty, enthusiasm, and a grateful sense of wonder, Varon and her family enlighten her audience with little known facts, humorous anecdotes, and heartwarming insights into her personal life. We are Varon’s awestruck travel companions at the inauguration of President Barack Obama, students of history while roaming the Jewish Deep South, and gleeful visitors to Walk Disney World - Varon’s “happiest place on earth.”
On other continents, Varon presents her travels through sacred places in Israel, joyous sites in Ireland, and legendary landmarks in the southern United Kingdom.
Varon delights in her tales of traveling the famous Route 66, a treasured Americana road trip that will surely have readers packing their maps and bags.
While all appears sunny and carefree in these pages, we also learn that Varon is a more than 10-year metastatic Breast Cancer survivor. This medical fact adds poignancy, courage, and inspiration for all those whose lives have been touched by the illness.
About the Author: Emmy Award-winning Traffic/Transportation Anchor Roz Varon, was the first TV traffic anchor in the country to bring rush hour traffic reporting to the morning news. She joined ABC 7 News as Morning Traffic Anchor in April 1989 and is currently the station's Traffic/Transportation Anchor for the top-rated ABC 7 News This Morning. She not only updates Chicagoans on traffic snarls and travel times, but provides extensive coverage of the transportation beat.
Varon is also 2006 breast cancer survivor. She works diligently to help heighten cancer prevention and awareness and is an in-demand motivational speaker. As an advocate, she works with the American Cancer Society's "Making Strides against Breast Cancer."
About Anderson’s Bookshops:
Sponsoring this upcoming program with Roz Varon is Anderson's Bookshops, specializing in book sales, author events, booksignings, and building a sense of community, learning and fun. The store has been helping Naperville readers for six generations. Based in downtown Naperville, the store has grown with the community. Additional locations include downtown Downers Grove, at 5112 Main Street (630) 963-2665 and La Grange, 26 S. La Grange Road, (708) 582-6353. A toy shop, Anderson's Toyshop, at 111 W. Jefferson Ave., opened last year. Key to Anderson's success has been special author events, like the October 1 program with Roz Varon. To keep updated about other Anderson's events, please visit andersonsbookshop.com.