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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Allen and Gail Giese (Source: My33)

Focus On South Florida: Ride to Awareness

Mental illness affects one in four adults.

My TV 33–08/23/2015

Rachel, Brandon and Sebastian Martinez (Source: My33)

Focus On South Florida: Live Like Bella

It would be hard to find someone who has not been affected by cancer.

My TV 33–08/23/2015

Samantha Porter and Nick Cunningham (Source: My33)

Focus On South Florida: Kidz Count

Parents know the importance of keeping kids physically fit, but what about making them financially fit, would you even know where to start?

My TV 33–08/23/2015

Fedrick Ingram and Karla Hernandez-Mats (Source: My33)

Focus On South Florida: United Teachers of Dade

The United Teachers of Dade represents more than thirty thousand teachers, and other school employees who work in nearly 400 public schools in Miami-Dade County.

My TV 33–08/23/2015

It’s not a new concept, but “checkout charity” is a growing one. Dozens of big name retailers collected nearly $400 million last year on behalf of a variety of charities. (Source: CBS4)

Growing Trend Of ‘Checkout Charities’ Has Customers Feeling The Pressure

From the supermarket to the drug store, are you being ambushed at the checkout counter by cashiers wanting you to donate to charity?

CBS Miami–08/11/2015

School drill held at school in Key Biscayne ahead of school year. (Source: CBS4)

Authorities Hold Drill In Case Of Emergency Ahead Of New School Year

Miami-Dade Schools Police entered an elementary school in full Hazmat gear Monday. They found a student on the ground, a back pack nearby and what appeared to be a chemical or biological weapon–this was all part of an emergency drill held Monday at Key Biscayne K-8 Center.

08/10/2015

The Living Heart Project is a program that produces a 3D simulation of the human heart.
(Source: CBS)

Future Of Cardiology Includes Your Heart In 3D

The future of cardiology is here now. When a new heart device is invented, it needs to be tested on real people before going to market but a Massachusetts company has developed one-of-a-kind virtual technology when it created a 3-D simulation of the human heart.

CBS Miami–07/31/2015

Rachel Coalburn and Lillian Tamayo (Source: My33)

Focus On South Florida: Planned Parenthood

Miami has the highest rate of newly reported HIV cases in the country, an increased risk of unplanned teen pregnancies for Blacks and Hispanics, and the highest rate of uninsured people statewide.

My TV 33–07/20/2015

Randy Jordan (Source: My33)

Focus On South Florida: Shark Feeding

When most people see a shark in the water, they get out.

My TV 33–07/19/2015

Taylor Gang and Erica Jerome (Source: My33)

Focus On South Florida: Make-a-Wish

The Southern Florida chapter of Make-a-Wish has been making children’s dreams come true since 1983.

My TV 33–07/19/2015

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