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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US President-elect Donald Trump (L) stands with Trump National Security Adviser Lt. General Michael  Flynn (R) at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, where he is holding meetings on December 21, 2016. / AFP / JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Trump Knew Weeks Ago Flynn Withheld Info About Russia Calls

There is a new report about President Donald Trump’s campaign and the communication staffers appear to have had with Russian officials.

02/14/2017

The Harlem Renaissance: The Great Expression is an exhibit at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale. (CBS4)

One-Of-A-Kind Black History Experience Available In Fort Lauderdale

February is Black History Month & in Fort Lauderdale, there’s a 60-thousand square foot jewel with a one-of-a-kind black history experience.

02/10/2017

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Decades Network Looks Back At Inaugurations Of The Past

Tapping the resources of the CBS News archives, the Decades Network is taking a look at inaugurations since the advent of television.

01/19/2017

Rep. John Lewis speaks to students at Miami Edison Middle School as part of the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project. (Source: CBS4)

Civil Rights ‘Legend’ Rep. John Lewis Speaks To Students About Fight For Equality

Congressman John Lewis took part in a program called “Conversation with a Legend” on Tuesday.

01/17/2017

US President Barack Obama speaks during his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois on January 10, 2017. Barack Obama closes the book on his presidency, with a farewell speech in Chicago that will try to lift supporters shaken by Donald Trump's shock election. / AFP / Nicholas Kamm (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Leaving Office With Everlasting Impression On America: “Yes We Did!”

“Four more years” chanted a packed house at McCormick Place in Chicago Tuesday night as President Barack Obama bid his farewell to the nation in an emotional speech.

01/11/2017

Dr. Stephen Nimer and Jennifer Jehn (Source: My33)

Focus On South Florida: Dolphins Cancer Challenge

The Dolphins Cancer Challenge is an annual event dedicated to raising funds for life-saving cancer research.

My TV 33–12/18/2016

Charles Sachs (Source: My33)

Focus On South Florida: Year-End Tax Maneuvers

‘Tis the season to make sure you keep as much of your money in your pocket and as little in the hands of the IRS.

My TV 33–12/18/2016

Wilfredo Ferrer and Keith Fletcher (Source: My33)

Focus On South Florida: Violence Reduction Partnership

The best gift a child can receive this holiday season is a book!

My TV 33–12/18/2016

People pay homage to the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro during the last ceremony before his burial in Santiago de Cuba -the cradle of his revolution- on December 3, 2016. 
A convoy carrying a cedar urn containing his ashes had arrived earlier in the day following a four-day, 900-kilometer (560-mile) funeral procession across the country. (Source: JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images)

Thousands Of Cuban People Gather To Say Final Goodbye To Fidel

The Plaza of the Revolution in Santiago de Cuba was packed with tens of thousands of people on Saturday night who gathered to say a final goodbye to Fidel Castro.

12/04/2016

CBS4 Anchor Eliott Rodriguez interviews a Cuban worker preparing the roads ahead of the caravan bringing Fidel Castro's remains to Santiago de Cuba. (Source: CBS4)

CBS4’s Eliott Rodriguez Reaches Birthplace Of Castro’s Revolution Ahead Of Funeral

CBS4’s Eliott Rodriguez took a trip through Cuba to reach the birthplace of Fidel Castro’s revolution.

12/01/2016

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