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.
Suspended Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi lives in a sparsely furnished Miami Lakes townhouse that resembles an un-kept college dorm.
Michael Kesti isn’t buying the verdict in the corruption case against Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi.
When the building we now call Miami’s Freedom Tower was completed in 1925, it was the headquarters for “The Miami News” newspaper. But it is best known for its role in the 1960s, when refugees from Cuba fleeing Fidel Castro’s communist regime arrived here. The newcomers were processed and documented at the tower; it became known as the “Ellis Island of the South”. In 2005, the Freedom Tower was donated to Miami-Dade College. Today it is used as a museum, as well as a cultural and educational center. We focus on the new exhibit about to be unveiled at the Freedom Tower, called “The Cuban Exile Experience”.
More than one in four of America’s schoolchildren are on their own after they get out of school. The right after school program can help keep kids safe, inspire learning and help working families. The Children’s Trust’s after-school program guides are now available. The mission of the children’s trust is to improve the lives of children and families in South Florida. And this is just another way they’re doing just that. We focus on what parents need to know that could make all the difference for them.
What did your kids do during their summer vacation? Some South Florida high school students gave up a week of their break to learn how to break down barriers. They participated in a six-day residential program that brought together teens from across Miami-Dade county for an experience called “Metrotown”. “Metrotown” was made possible by the non-profit known as M-C-C-J. M-C-C-J was founded in Miami in 1935 as the Miami Coalition of Christians and Jews. We focus on how this potentially life-changing experience works, and why it is so important that it exists.
Monday morning means back-to-school for students all across South Florida and for parents, the day means dropping kids off at the stop.
CBS4 News Anchor Eliott Rodriguez is getting in on the ice bucket challenge.
“VowTo” is a Miami-based company whose mission is to help women live a more balanced life It claims to be the only program out there that offers a one-stop-shop complete wellness program by providing guidance, tools and support to nurture the mind, body, and heart. And “VowTo” tells its members it’s okay to be selfish to make it all happen. We focus on how this program works and what is they to its success.
Community Health of South Florida Inc. started out more than 40 years ago with a mission to provide healthcare to South Florida’s uninsured. It has grown into a comprehensive non-profit health care company that cares for nearly 68-thousand insured and uninsured people each year. It has 10 health centers from Coconut Grove to the Florida Keys. C-H-I is celebrating National Health Center Week. We focus on the free events they are offering and why all families should take advantage of this opportunity.
Back to school. It’s just about that time again. Since 1985,The Education Fund has worked side-by-side with the private sector to direct resources where they are needed most in Miami-Dade schools.
And the Ed Fund, as it’s called is in full back-to-school mode. Right now they are collecting back-to-school supplies for its Ocean Bank Center for Education Materials, a warehouse where public school teachers in Miami-Dade can pick up free school supplies. This benefits students, obviously. But it helps out the teachers too, some of whom are spending close to one-thousand dollars of their own money for supplies and materials in a single school year. We focus on the work the Education Fund does, and how you can help them achieve their goal.