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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Republican Presidential Contenders Seek Traction In New Hampshire

A handful of Republicans didn’t wait for a two-day GOP Leadership Summit to begin to seek traction in New Hampshire.

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White House: Cuba Is Being Removed From Sponsors Of Terrorism List

Cuba is being removed from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House announced Tuesday, prompting backlash from a South Florida Republican and presidential candidate.

04/14/2015

Wearable Technology (Source: CBS4)

Wearable Tech Could Lead To Better Health

Wearing a device that tracks your fitness is nothing new, but there are some in development that go beyond tracking movement, being designed with biosensors which some believe could lead to better health overall.

04/14/2015

Dr. Eric Peterson from University of Miami Health System and Dan Brooks. (Source: CBS4)

Florida Firefighter Finds Pain Relief At UM Health System

A firefighter from Indian River County is back to work and feeling like a new man after an operation in South Florida. The procedure solved a medical mystery that lasted six years.

CBS Miami–04/14/2015

A technician points out rust, eating away at metal underneath the driver and passenger side floorboards of a Nissan car. (Source: WBZ)

Hundreds Of Nissan Drivers File Complaints Over Rust Issue

Hundreds of drivers from Florida to California are shocked to find that the floors of their cars are rotting beneath their feet. It’s a hidden safety concern that all car owners need to know about.

04/10/2015

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Good Sam Steps Up After Thieves Steal Charity Bike

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.

03/27/2015

One Hundred new citizens were sworn in on the same day as Miami Beach's birthday on March 25, 2015. (Source: CBS4)

100 New Citizens Sworn In On Same Day As Miami Beach’s Birthday

It was a proud day on South Beach Wednesday as 100 new American citizens were sworn in.

03/25/2015

It's called Match day and it's held simultaneously at every medical school in the United States including at the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine. (Source: CBS4)

UM Medical Students Meet Their Match

Dozens of senior medical students gathered Friday for a crucial “first step” to practicing medicine.

03/20/2015

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State Investigating Cyber-Attack On FSA Testing System

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).

CBS Miami–03/09/2015

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. (Source: CBS4)

CBS4 Investigates: Condo Cash Mystery Pt. 2

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.

CBS4–03/06/2015

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