Roberta Gonzales, a high-profile Bay Area TV news personality, is apparently out as lead weather anchor at KPIX (CBS 5), and could be leaving the station altogether.
Sources say that Gonzales' contract is up at the station and has been offered a lesser role as Channel 5's weekend weathercaster. She has yet to accept that offer.
Gonzales has not responded to repeated requests for comment. A Channel 5 spokesperson would only say that "Roberta is still employed by the station."
Meanwhile, sources in Seattle have told the "NewsBlues" blog that Paul Deanno, a meteorologist in that market, will be moving to the Bay Area to assume the lead weather role at Channel 5.
A resident of Pleasanton, Gonzales, is
A station source said that Gonzales "has never been a favorite" of CBS 5 news director Dan Rosenheim, despite her high profile in the community and prolific charity work.
Financial considerations may also be a factor in the move. A source said that several of the station's anchors and reporters have taken sizable salary cuts in recent years and that Gonzales is
Gonzales currently anchors the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. weather reports for KPIX and also provides weather updates for KCBS radio. She has won four regional Emmy awards over her lengthy broadcast career.