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.
Surveillance cameras were rolling in Southwest Miami-Dade when teenage thieves grabbed a brand-spanking new bicycle worth nearly $2,000 from an open garage.
It was a proud day on South Beach Wednesday as 100 new American citizens were sworn in.
Dozens of senior medical students gathered Friday for a crucial “first step” to practicing medicine.
South Florida students did not encounter any technical issues Monday while taking the state’s new standardized test, however, the state’s top law enforcement agency is investigating testing delays caused by cyber-attacks on a server used to administer the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA).
When the housing bubble burst, dozens of condo associations faced huge losses of income due to delinquent owners. The answer for dozens of associations became a court appointed receiver who would be in charge of rescuing distressed units and bringing in money to the association. But as Eliott Rodriguez and CBS4 Investigates discovered, critics say the solution has become a twisted problem that is currently unfolding in front of local judges.
How does a $7 debt owed to a condo association, turn into a lien against the owner for more than $13,000? CBS4 Investigates the alleged abuse of liens and other fees by some court appointed receivers, all of whom were assigned by the court to protect the association’s interests and finances. As CBS4’s Eliott Rodriguez tells us, owners and judges are starting to take a second look.
Insurance companies are changing the way you pay for your prescription drugs. In some cases, the idea of a copay is going away.
George Zimmerman will not face federal charges in the death of Trayvon Martin.
Anyone who has picked up a prescription knows a pharmacy counter can be a busy place that can sometimes lead to mistakes.
A 90-year old’s home was destroyed by police conducting a raid but it appears they got the wrong house.