Five-time Emmy award-winning Roberta Gonzales is the early morning and noon weather anchor and mobile weather reporter, tracking and chasing storms, as well as reporting on how our micro-climates affect local neighborhoods, and posting everything she does to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
She also hosts her own weekly segment called, “Where’s Roberta” featuring people and highlighting communities and events in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas.
Previously she was the Weekday Weather Anchor for CBS 5 Eyewitness News at 5, 6, 10 (on The CW 44/Cable 12) and 11PM, Weather Anchor for CBS 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” fifteen 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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East Bay neighborhoods will be in the triple digits for the next couple of days. As temperatures peak on Wednesday, a “Heat Advisory” may be issued.
For the first time this summer season, the thermometer will hit or exceed 100 degrees in many places Thursday. Here is a look at the hottest cities around the Bay Area! You will notice the heat is primarily focused on the East and North Bay.
On Sunday, July 26, I will be running gin the San Francisco Half and Full Marathon. This time it’s for another really cool charity, “Team Generation Alive”, which is the brainchild of Sa Francisco Giants Jeremy Affeldt and Larisa Affeldt.
As ambassador of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, David Lee will host a pregame meet and greet tonight with six-year old cancer survivor Kapri Geernaert at Oracle Arena.
We are residents of the East Bay and often see planes leaving white patterns which are either harmless contrails or chemtrails intended to somehow impact the environment, perhaps for weather or agricultural purposes.
Ms. Gonzales. I am an elementary student studying Weather and I am stumped. Can you please help me figure out and understand the 5 Causes of Climate?
The California Poppy was legally named the state flower in 1906.
With temperatures up to 80 degrees likely Friday we could see temperatures fall all around the Bay Area, stretching down to the central coast.
Can you see it? Look very carefully at the blue sky and you can see a plane flying across the Bay towards Oakland International Airport. I snapped this photo this morning from our KPIX 5 Studios in San Francisco. What caught my eye, is the PLANE!
One of the most powerful storms in the past decade is poised to slice across the Bay Area starting Wednesday night, making for a busy end to the week in the CBS San Francisco newsrooms.