Lissette Gonzalez Biography
Lissette Gonzalez is an American Meteorologist and Weather Anchor working for CBS4 – WFOR-TV in Miami, Florida. She joined the station in the year 2007.
Lissette Gonzalez Age
Gonzalez is 46 years old as of 2022. She was born on June 6, 1976, in Miami, Florida, United States. She celebrates her birthday on the 6th of June every year.
Lissette Gonzalez Height
Gonzalez stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m).
Lissette Gonzalez Family
Gonzalez was born to her loving parents, Giselda Gonzalez (mother) and Israel Gonzalez (father). Her parents reside in Miami, Florida. Her dad is a proud 1970 alumnus of Miami Senior High School. He also studied democracy and human rights at Miami Dade College. Her dad also has been a student at Universidad de la Vida. Gonzalez was raised alongside her siblings, Gise Gonzalez (sister) and Arnold Gonzalez (brother).
Lissette Gonzalez Husband
Gonzalez is married to her lovely spouse, Antonio Chinchilla, a financial analyst. He is a strong supporter of charitable causes. The couple tied the knot on March 16, 2013. Information about their wedding is unknown. Gonzalez posted her husband’s pic on her Instagram Page on October 4, 2022, celebrating his birthday. The couple takes great pride in being mom and dad to their 2 daughters, Elisa and Sofia.
Lissette Gonzalez Net Worth
Gonzalez has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a Meteorologist and Weather Anchor.
Lissette Gonzalez Salary
Gonzalez earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Lissette Gonzalez Education
Gonzalez is a proud alumnus of Mississippi State University (MSU) where she obtained a degree and graduated with honors. She is also a proud graduate of the University of Miami where she obtained a double major in Music-Vocal Performance and Broadcast Journalism.
Lissette Gonzalez Career
Gonzalez serves at CBS4 as a Morning and Noon Weekday Meteorologist. Her forecasts appear from 4:30 AM to 9 AM, and at Noon, from Monday to Friday. She also ventures outside of the studio where she delivers her weathercast from the most vibrant events and celebrated venues in South Florida. During the national “CBS Mornings” (previously “CBS This Morning”) broadcast, Gonzalez worked as a guest meteorologist.
Before joining CBS4, she worked for KTLA’s Prime News in Los Angeles, California as an evening weather anchor. Gonzalez has had an impressive and diverse career in entertainment and broadcasting on both the local and national levels.
She has served as a reporter and host of several nationally syndicated shows including “Livin’ Large,” “Extra en Espanol,” and “EXTRA.” She got her start while in college (MSU) where she anchored the “Primetime” and “Daybreak” Newscasts on UMTV, as well as hosted and reported for the local show “Miami Hoy”(“Miami Today”).
Gonzalez is a strong volunteer in the community. She often volunteers her time speaking to students about the weather and the essence of education. Gonzalez works with multiple organizations such as Best Buddies, Dream in Green, Women of Tomorrow, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Padres Brillantes, Amigos for Kids, and the American Red Cross. She is active in numerous charitable events including CBS4′s Neighbors 4 Neighbors programs.
Gonzalez together with Jeff Berardelli (CBS4 Meteorologist) worked to raise funds for Broward burn victim Michael Brewer. Gonzalez has also worked with Jeff Berardelli to host a “Strike out Cancer” event that benefits the Children’s Cancer Caring Center. She is also an active participant in events such as the Miami Corporate Run, the annual Celebrity 5K, and the Susan G. Komen Race.
Gonzalez holds the designated Certified Broadcast Meteorologist from the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and is an active member of AMS. She is also a member of NWA – the National Weather Association and holds their TV Weathercaster Seal of Approval. Besides meteorology, Gonzalez is passionate about music. She has had the honor to sing the “God Bless America” and the National Anthem at the Sony Ericsson, Marlins, and Dolphins games, and the Heat.
Lissette Gonzalez Awards and Honors
Over the course of her career, she has earned various honors. Her weathercast at KTLA was honored with a Mark Twain AP Award by the Associated Press Association for “Best Weather segment.” Also, she earned a Los Angeles Emmy nomination for hosting the KTLA special “Access LA: de todo-Latin Explosion.” She was responsible for delivering her weathercasts and covering entertainment news from various events, venues, and award shows.
The Miami New Times “Best of Miami 2013” named Gonzalez Best Meteorologist. SPJ – the Society of Professional Journalists honored Gonzalez with a “Florida Award of Excellence” for her weathercast. She was chosen as among the “Top 20 Professionals under 40″ in Brickell Magazine.
In addition, Gonzalez has been featured in “Beach Patrol: The people who make Miami” at Ocean Drive Magazine. The Dania Lions Club has honored her with the Lions Club International Medal of Merit Award for her commitment and dedication to the community.
Lissette Gonzalez Miss Florida/Miami
Gonzalez is a former Miss Florida and Miss Miami. She was named 2nd runner-up to Miss America in the year 1998 and earned more than $50,000 in scholarship money that assisted her to finish her studies at the University of Miami.
She then starred as “Maria” in the Off-Broadway hit “4 Guys Named Jose and Una Mujer named Maria” in Miami and New York. Later on, she got nominated for the prestigious Carbonell Award. In the year 2001, her success Off-Broadway led to a record deal, and with that, she was able to record with Grammy award-winning songwriters and music producers in Miami, Los Angeles, and New York.
Lissette Gonzalez CBS4
Gonzalez is working at CBS4 where she works alongside other famous CBS4 meteorologists, anchors, and reporters including;
- Eliott Rodriguez
- Lauren Pastrana
- Marybel Rodriguez
- Karli Barnett
- Najahe Sherman
- Dave Warren
- Jennifer Correa
- Ivan Cabrera
- Kim Bokamper
- Steven “Goldie” Goldstein
- Harry Cicma
- Mike Cugno
- Jim Berry
- Deborah Souverain
Lissette Gonzalez Social Media Platforms
She is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has over 19K followers on Instagram.