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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President Obama Announces Major Changes In US/Cuba Policy

Following the release of American Alan Gross from Cuban prison, President Barack Obama made historic changes to US-Cuban policy after becoming the first president since the Eisenhower administration to speak directly to a Cuban leader.

12/17/2014

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Anti-Fraud Tool Helps Freeze Credit Card Crooks

With more and more people becoming victims of credit card fraud, one tool is helping prevent crooks from opening credit in your name. The problem is not many people are using it.

12/11/2014

A phone camera rolled as a FAU Premed student jumped into a lake to save an elderly man stuck inside his sinking car. (Source: CBS4)

FAU, Premed Student Rescues Elderly Man From Sinking Car

Bystanders filmed as a South Florida student rescued an elderly man inside a sinking car at a Port Saint Lucie lake.

12/11/2014

The Ralph Middleton Munroe Miami Marine Stadium on Virginia Key was the first purpose-built venue for powerboat racing in the United States. (Source: marinestadium.org)

Exclusive: Marine Stadium Group Facing Its Demise

Seven years of hard work may be coming to an end for Don Worth.

12/09/2014

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - DECEMBER 05:  The United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket carrying NASA's first Orion deep space exploration craft takes off from its launchpad on December 5, 2014 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.  The heavy-lift rocket will boost the unmanned Orion capsule to an altitude of 3,600 miles, and returning for a splashdown west of Baja California after a four and half hour flight.  .  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

NASA Launches New Orion Spacecraft And New Era

Set to take flight Thursday, NASA’s new Orion spacecraft streaked into orbit Friday on a high-stakes test flight.

12/05/2014

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Take Them Or Toss Them? Examining Expired Meds

Have you ever pulled a bottle of pills out of your medicine cabinet only to see that they’re expired? Are they safe to take? And will they still work?

12/04/2014

Supporters hold signs to call on bringing home of U.S. citizen Alan Gross who is currently being held in a Cuban prison, during a rally at the Lafayette Park outside the White House December 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. Supporters and community leaders gathered at the rally to mark the 4th anniversary of the detention of Alan Gross and called on the U.S. and Cuban governments to negotiate for his immediate release and return home. (Source: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Alan Gross Marks Fifth Year In Cuban Prison

The family of Alan Gross has marked his fifth year of imprisonment in Cuba.

12/03/2014

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Focus on South Florida: The Beatles

There’s a new exhibition in a Downtown Miami museum dedicated to one of the most influential music groups of all time—The Beatles. We take you inside HistoryMiami for a sneak peek, focus on the band’s South Florida connection and the impact the Beatles’ arrival had on American pop culture.

My TV 33–11/24/2014

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Focus on South Florida: A Purvis Homecoming

Purvis young was a self-taught street artist, who was born in 1943 in Liberty City, and raised in Overtown. Young’s depiction of urban life and the African-American experience gained him international recognition as an American contemporary artist. Now, Overtown’s historic Lyric Theater is about to showcase Young’s work in an exhibition called “A Man Among the People: A Purvis Homecoming”. We focus on the significance of this exhibition which pays homage to a South Florida trailblazer.

My TV 33–11/24/2014

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Focus on South Florida: Locust Projects/Art Basel

South Florida is about to become, once again, the center of the international art world. Art Basel begins December 4th. More than 50-thousand visitors and more than 250 of the world’s leading galleries participate in the 4-day extravaganza. Art Basel is also a huge deal for local nonprofit organizations like Locust Projects. Locust Projects provides space for up and coming artists to show their works without the pressure of gallery sales. We focus on Locust Projects artist Simon Vega, who is making his Miami exhibition debut just in time for Art Basel.

My TV 33–11/24/2014

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