Lissette Gonzalez Weathers All
BY TISH JOHNSON COOK
CBS4 weather anchor
Age: 33. Provenance: Miami.
Gonzalez rises at 3 AM and is camera-ready at 5, delivering Miami’s daily highs and lows with her signature style and improvisational charm. While her cover-girl attributes make her updates appear effortless, she juggles a lot behind the scenes. “I prepare my own forecast. I don’t have a weather producer, so I have to do my own graphics and research,” says the early bird.
A multitasking talent:
“I’m often referred to as ‘the singing weatherwoman,’” says the former beauty-pageant winner, entertainment host and off-Broadway actress. “I’ve sung the national anthem at a Dolphins game and the Sony Ericsson Open.”
“I love what I do right now,” she says. “I always have a vision and a plan, but I don’t let it out; I let it unravel.”
JUST THE FACTS
Whom would you love to interview?
Oprah Winfrey and Barbara Walters
Perfect spot in Miami for a sunset cocktail:
Smith & Wollensky in South Pointe Park
What’s your favorite way to de-stress after a long day?
Zumba at The Sports Club/LA. We dance salsa, merengue, cumbia, reggaeton and flamenco.
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