Rich: So, Roberta, you are considered one of the most popular, jovial and sorry, yes, “HOT!” weather predictors in the Bay Area. What’s your secret?
Roberta: “HOT?” Hahahaha! It is believed I have been consistently forecasting weather full time on television longer than any other woman in the country (since 1982). So, to be considered “HOT,” well, I’ll take it! Let’s just say, my two sons keep me active, my love for the sport of triathlons and Marathons keep me fit and I have been blessed with my mother’s “Native American Indian” skin.
Gonnzales is married to Sharks play-by-play announcer Randy Hawn. Lieberman wanted to know if “you and Randy ever have an argument, do you threaten him with “Honey, keep it up and I’m spending another hour on ‘doppler radar?”
Roberta: Actually, Randy is never in town long enough for me to have an argument with. Plus, have you ever heard him yell out, “He shoots, he scoressssss?” With pipes and a voice like that, I never want him screaming at me!
Rich: Give us a typical work day; when do you wake up? When do you get to work? The works?
Roberta: My day begins at 7 a.m. so I can spend time with my boys before they head to school. I then jump online and check the weather. Depending on the day, if I have no charity or speaking commitments, I am training for triathlons or marathons. Six times a week, I either, swim, bike or run. I also strength train at the gym. There is the typical grocery shopping, running of the errands, I try to figure out what the heck to wear to work and then the 40 mile drive into San Francisco. I usually arrive by 2:45 p.m. and have my first KCBS radio weather report at 3:18 p.m. I am on the 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts as well as the 10 and 11 p.m. newscasts. I usually leave the studio at midnight and arrive home shortly before 1 a.m. I hit the sheets around 2 a.m.
Then Rich circles back to his first question.
- Rich: OK, I hate to break this to you, but … YOU are considered very attractive by a lot of guys, men, whatever … how much fan mail do you get?
Roberta: Am I hotter than my BFF and co-anchor Juliette Goodrich? Hahaha!!
OK … but please remember how very diverse the Bay Area is! I probably receive as much e-mails from my women viewers as I do the men! Hahaha! I receive roughly 500 e-mails a day ranging from “are you married” to “where do you buy your clothes” to “what is the difference between rain and showers?” to my favorite … “My Grandfather loves watching you. Can you please send him an autographed picture? He is too old too type, so I am placing the request for him.” Hahaha!!