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Four-time Emmy award-winning Roberta Gonzales is the Weekend Weather Anchor with additional reporting responsibilities during the week. Previously she was the Weekday Weather Anchor for KPIX 5 Eyewitness News at 5, 6, 10 (on The CW 44/Cable 12) and 11PM, Weather Anchor for KPIX 5 Early Edition and Noon newscasts and Weather Anchor for KCBS-AM for the midday and evening shows. A native of California, Gonzales returned to the Bay Area after six years of weather reporting in Chicago.
Gonzales has won numerous awards for her outstanding work, including five Emmy Awards, the Associated Press Award for “Best Weathercast” ten times and the American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) Best Weathercaster Award four times. She has garnered the Radio/Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) award for “Best Weather Segment” thirteen times. This is in addition to winning two RTNDA awards for “Best Host” of CBS 5′s Bay to Breakers.
While in Chicago, Gonzales was awarded the Illinois Broadcasters Award for “Best Weathercast” and was the recipient of an Emmy Award for hosting WMAQ’s children’s program, “News for Kids, Chicago Style!”. She also received the prestigious “Gabriel” award for children’s programming in addition to being honored in, “A Tribute to Chicago Women”, for her outstanding contributions in the community.
Voted Volunteer of the Year by the American Cancer Society, The American Lung Association and the National Humane Society, Gonzales has served on boards for the March of Dimes, The American Lung Association, The American Diabetes Association.
Roberta began her career at KPRI FM radio and XETV Channel 6 in San Diego. She worked her way up from a television gardener/messenger to Film Editor and then became an Assistant Film Director at KGTV in San Diego before becoming a writer. She landed her first job Reporting and Weathercasting at KGTV then on to KSBY in San Luis Obispo. She forecasted the weekend weather at KFMB in San Diego before working at KNTV in San Jose.
While in San Jose, the San Jose Mercury News and the Women’s Fund named Roberta “Woman of the Year” in the field of Communications. In memory of a friend who died of cancer, Roberta founded a scholarship supporting college bound students entering the medical field. She is involved with the American Cancer Society, Best Buddies International, American Lung Association and the Girl Scouts. In her spare time, Roberta avidly enjoys marathon running (she has run 29 marathons, completed dozens of triathlons, numerous “Half Ironmen”, and five full Ironman in three countries: Canada, United States, and Switzerland) and was selected as an official Torch Bearer for the 2002 Olympics.
Attending San Diego State University, San Diego City and San Diego Mesa Colleges, Roberta graduated with a degree in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Journalism. She is a member of the American Meteorological Society.
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