Eliott Rodriguez is an Emmy Award winning journalist and respected South Florida news anchor. He is anchor of the CBS4 News weekdays at noon and 6 PM. Eliott joined CBS4 in 1999. Eliott’s career has included coverage of major stories in the United States, Europe and Latin America. He has traveled to Cuba on several reporting assignments, including a 2002 trip during which he interviewed Fidel Castro. In 2003, he traveled to the Vatican to report on the health of Pope John Paul II.
Eliott is the recipient of two Emmy Awards, four Edward R. Murrow Awards and an Imagen Award nomination. He’s been named Best News Anchor by Miami New Times, and one of South Florida’s Sharp Dressed Men by Ocean Drive Magazine. The National Association of Hispanic Journalists recognized him with its most prestigious award for his series Ticket to Cuba.
In 2005, Eliott was honored with a Silver Circle Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for 25 years of excellence in the television industry. A graduate of the University of Miami, Eliott began his journalism career as a newspaper reporter at The Miami Herald and The Miami News. His first television job was at WTVJ in Miami, where he worked as general assignment reporter. He has also worked as an anchor/reporter at WPVI in Philadelphia and WPLG in Miami.
Eliott has covered such major news events as the invasion of Panama, Hurricane Andrew, the Mariel Boatlift, earthquakes in Mexico and Venezuela, elections in Nicaragua, the Ibero-American Summit in Madrid, political conventions, the MOVE bombing in Philadelphia, riots in Miami and the Pope’s visit to Cuba. His op-ed columns have appeared in The Miami Herald and Sun-Sentinel.
A New York City native, Eliott is the father of four daughters and an avid tennis player.
Less than a month after his son died in a Fourth of July boating accident, a retired Miami-Dade firefighter is taking on County Mayor Carlos Gimenez.
Joel Gresham is a nationally known artist whose works are in the private collections of celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Quincy Jones. Now he is challenging himself to paint 100 original necktie paintings in less than 100 days to promote men’s cancer awareness. With that, Gresham created the organization “Not 1 Forgotten” to encourage men to get regular checkups as a means to stay healthy and live longer. We focus on the motivation for this man on a mission.
CareerSource Broward is encouraging young adults to step up to a brighter future by applying for its new youth scholarship program. It provides career training for out-of-school youth with programs that are two years or less in duration. The goal? Turn career dreams into on-the-job realities. We focus on how interested and qualified young people can take advantage of this amazing opportunity.
Mosquitos are an unavoidable fact of life of summer in South Florida. Sure they are a nuisance, but for some people a close encounter with a mosquito can be a lot more serious, even dangerous.
Mosquitos can spread all sorts of disease. We focus on what you can do protect yourself and your family and what’s being done on your behalf.
A new report shows where Gov. Rick Scott, and Charlie Crist are spending money on TV ads, and for the most part it is not in South Florida. We examine it and get perspective on it from political reporter Matt Dixon, the Scripps Co. Tallahassee Bureau Chief.
What’s next for Florida’s scandal-prone prison system? Jerry Cummings, the warden at the Dade Correctional Institution was recently fired. We focus on that, what led up to it, and the fallout yet to come with Howard Simon, the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida.
The fight for marriage equality rages on in Florida. It’s been a rollercoaster ride the past few weeks for gay marriage advocates. It began when a circuit judge ruled that Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and that marriage licenses could be issued beginning July 22. We focus on the latest developments through the eyes of the gay couple leading the fight to marry.
Do you have thousands of frequent flyer miles or credit card points you’re wondering what to do with? Some people are now selling their miles and points, and it’s making them hundreds to thousands of dollars. But before you cash-in, you need to know about the risks.
Crowdfunding has been around for nearly a decade. One expert describes it as “the practice of raising funds from two or more people over the internet towards a common service, project, product, investment, cause, or experience.” Alex Daly is a Miami-born woman who splits her time between here and New York City She writes a weekly column for the internet forum “Big Think”, and is now referred to as the industry’s “crowdsourceress”. We focus on what it is exactly she does, and the impact she is making.
One of South Florida’s wildest and most innovative multi-media events of the year is less than a week away. The “Red Eye” is put on by a group called ArtServe. It is a wild artistic ride, a one-of-a-kind experience that draws thousands of people every summer. We preview this annual event in Fort Lauderdale.