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.
A Miami-Dade Fire Rescue boat is back and ready for action.
A teen convicted of a killing a couple at a Miami Gardens gas station will be sentenced on Monday.
We talk about the hugely popular reality TV show – Gator Boys – the show follows alligator trappers who get rid of nuisance gators here in South Florida – and we talk about how a lot of the scenes are shot at the Everglades Holiday Park.
The conference will bring together cancer survivors, cancer survivors, caregivers as well as civic and business leaders. It’s for anyone with an interest in learning more about cancer and maintaining a healthy lifestyle
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month And CBS4 is a sponsor of the Komen Race for the Cure.We will talk about the race, as well as about the work Komen is doing. We also talk to the Executive Director for Susan G. Komen South Florida, Cathy McCarthy and Beth Armstrong – Breast Cancer Survivor and a member of Team FPL Turkey Point in this year’s race.
Money-saving tips for folks who don’t want to drown in debt.
The mission of the Children’s Services Council of Broward County is to provide whatever resources necessary to enhance the lives of young people in Broward and empower them to become responsible adults. Right around the corner is a huge county-wide initiative called “Broward Reads for the Record”. We focus on that event as well as some of the many programs the Children’s Services Council of Broward makes possible.
“Unite4:Good” is a groundbreaking new movement to inspire and empower positive global change through acts of kindness. Through a partnership with the Miami Job Corps Center, Unite4:Ggood is initiating a new rewards-program recognizing young people who spread the message. We focus on how the program works and how you can get rewarded simply for doing something nice.
Volunteerism encourages people to empower, share and love. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami is the area’s premier mentoring organization. It is donor and volunteer-supported. Sadly, according to the latest survey results from the Corporation For National and Community Service, Miami ranks last for volunteerism of the top 50 metropolitan cities in the U.S. We focus on the importance of volunteering and hear from a South Florida man who has been doing it for 15 years.
Kids in crisis are kids in need. They are stuck in a system that runs on survival–food, clothing, shelter, safety. But once the bare necessities are met, then what? A Miami-based nonprofit thinks it has the answer.
This organization reaches out to at-risk youth in South Florida, and in 10 states from New York to Texas. And it does so in a rather unorthodox manner. Through yoga. Even its name raises eyebrows. Yoga Gangsters. We focus on what the program is and how it works.