Eliott Rodriguez

eliott rodriguez 600x450 Eliott RodriguezEliott Rodriguez is an Emmy Award winning journalist and respected South Florida news anchor.

He is anchor of CBS4 News at Noon and 6 PM.

Eliott’s career has spanned three decades and includes coverage of major stories in the United States, Europe and Latin America. He is the recipient of two Emmy Awards and four Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in journalism. He has also been named Best News Anchor by Miami New Times, and one of South Florida’s Sharp Dressed Men by Ocean Drive Magazine.

A graduate of the University of Miami, Eliott joined CBS4 in 1999. He previously worked as a reporter and anchor at WTVJ (Miami), WPLG (Miami) and WPVI (Philadelphia). Before his career in television, Eliott worked as a newspaper reporter for The Miami Herald and The Miami News.

Eliott has traveled to Cuba on several reporting assignments, including a trip during which he interviewed Fidel Castro. He has reported from the Vatican on the Pope’s health, and from Death Row for the execution of a convicted killer. Other important stories include the invasion of Panama, the Mexico City earthquake, Hurricane Andrew, political conventions and elections in Venezuela and Nicaragua.

Most recently, Eliott served as moderator for a statewide televised debate between Florida gubernatorial candidates Rick Scott and Charlie Crist. The debate was dubbed “Fangate” after a delay over the use of a portable fan brought national and international attention to the event. Eliott was praised for his handling of the incident.

Eliott’s op-ed columns have appeared in The Miami Herald and South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

A New York City native, Eliott loves South Florida and the Miami Hurricanes. He considers raising his four daughters to be his greatest accomplishment.

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Puerto Rico Mired In Economic Crises

The economic crisis in Puerto Rico has hit rock bottom.


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Focus On South Florida: Artists For Conservation/Nova Art Exhibition

With the support of Nova Southeastern University, BBX Capital Foundation, and The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, Artists for Conservation (AFC) has announced a new world class exhibit and international cultural event for South Florida.

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Focus On South Florida: Stonewall Pride

The Stonewall Pride Street Festival has been occurring in Wilton Manors since 2000.

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Focus On South Florida: Homeschooling

There are record numbers of parents pulling their children out of traditional educational institutions both public and private.

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Crowd Sourcing Site Lets Group Review Your Medical Condition

Would you use the wisdom of crowds to diagnose your medical condition?


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Hollywood Man Accuses Orlando Cops Of Police Brutality

The attorneys for a South Florida man who claims he is the victim of police brutality have taken legal action against Orlando Police officers.


White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest spoke out May 27, 2015 about a number of issues including the upcoming hurricane season, re-establishing relations with Cuba, immigration reform and Medicaid expansion. (Source: CBS4)

Earnest Talks Cuba, Immigration Reform & Medicaid Expansion

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest spoke out Wednesday about a number of issues including the upcoming hurricane season, re-establishing relations with Cuba, immigration reform and Medicaid expansion.


Jamal Martin, 25, was gunned down outside a Liberty City apartment building on Northwest 14th Place and 71st Avenue. (Source: The Haggard Law Firm)

Family Pleads For Community’s Help In Finding Loved One’s Killer

A South Florida family is asking for the community’s help to find their loved one’s killer.


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Norwegian Cruise Ran Aground Off Bermuda

The Norwegian Dawn cruise ship left Bermuda for Boston Wednesday afternoon after running into trouble at sea the night before.


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Local Police Will Not Be Getting Battlefield Equipment Anymore

Weaponized vehicles and grenade launchers will no longer be on the supply list from the federal government to local police departments who’ve been getting them for years including those in South Florida.