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.
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Cuban baseball defector Yasiel Puig has made news on the baseball field for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and behind the wheel of a car where he was clocked going more than one hundred miles an hour.
On the streets of Havana, people still talk about Zunzuneo, a social media network that exploded on the Communist island. It was named after the sound made by a hummingbird.
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Computers, smartphones, gaming systems, e-readers and tablets may be making our lives easier, but the toll these “whiz-bang” technology devices are taking on our eyes is frightening. In fact, as CBS4′s Eliott Rodriguez discovered, eye strain from these digital devices is actually aging our eyes decades earlier than ever before.
President Obama bestowed the highest military honor in the nation to 24 Americans, including two with ties to South Florida at the White House Tuesday.
There isn’t a cure for Alzheimer’s, but researchers say they can slow the progression if it’s caught early.
The University of Miami is becoming a major player in fighting brain-related diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Donald Trump was on the hot seat in a Fort Lauderdale courtroom over his decision to pull his name from a condo project on Fort Lauderdale Beach.
A beautiful bundle of joy, little Sebastian de la Cruz is bright eyed, alert and healthy in the arms of his mother Paula Vargas.