Four-time Emmy award-winning Roberta Gonzales is the Morning and Noon Newscast Weather Anchor and KCBS Radio Weather Anchor 5am to 2pm. Previously she was the Weekend Weather Anchor with additional reporting responsibilities during the week, the Weekday Weather Anchor for KPIX 5 Eyewitness News at 5, 6, 10 (on KBCWtv 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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Some Bay Area residents started their morning off with rainbows at sunrise today, and shared their images with KPIX Weather Anchor Roberta Gonzales.
Monday, October 19 marks the 24th anniversary of the Oakland Firestorm and although many years have passed, memories are vivid for those affected by the tragedy.
A hurricane, typhoon and cyclone are all the same weather phenomenon, they just have different names depending on their location across the world. In the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific, the term “hurricane” is used. When the same type of storm is in the Northwest Pacific it is called a “typhoon”. A “cyclone” is located in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean.
Today’s temperatures in our Inland areas will soar to 108 degrees which got me thinking, where does the term “sweating like a pig” come from?
Another late-season storm system is expected to arrive in the Bay Area as early as Wednesday evening.
KCBS and KPIX Meteorologist Roberta Gonzales’ forecast includes a slight chance of rain in the Bay Area forecast towards the end of the week.
Funnel clouds are rare in the San Francisco Bay Area, but very typical with the chaotic types of clouds we have been experiencing.
And for those unfamiliar with the Campanile, it is the most recognizable building on the University of California at Berkley Campus.
A fast-moving cold front is expected to produce showers throughout the Bay Area on Saturday morning.
Q: Roberta, you seem excited about the rain moving this way. Is it a big deal?
A: ANY rain is a big deal! And, now we’re talking about local SNOW!