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.
There’s a new exhibition in a Downtown Miami museum dedicated to one of the most influential music groups of all time—The Beatles. We take you inside HistoryMiami for a sneak peek, focus on the band’s South Florida connection and the impact the Beatles’ arrival had on American pop culture.
Purvis young was a self-taught street artist, who was born in 1943 in Liberty City, and raised in Overtown. Young’s depiction of urban life and the African-American experience gained him international recognition as an American contemporary artist. Now, Overtown’s historic Lyric Theater is about to showcase Young’s work in an exhibition called “A Man Among the People: A Purvis Homecoming”. We focus on the significance of this exhibition which pays homage to a South Florida trailblazer.
South Florida is about to become, once again, the center of the international art world. Art Basel begins December 4th. More than 50-thousand visitors and more than 250 of the world’s leading galleries participate in the 4-day extravaganza. Art Basel is also a huge deal for local nonprofit organizations like Locust Projects. Locust Projects provides space for up and coming artists to show their works without the pressure of gallery sales. We focus on Locust Projects artist Simon Vega, who is making his Miami exhibition debut just in time for Art Basel.
Thanksgiving is an opportunity for us to stop, and be thankful for all that we have. But Thanksgiving can be a tough time for the people in our community who are less fortunate. The First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale is bringing the spirit of giving alive, again this year. Much the same way it has for more than 60 years. We focus on the work the church does, and how you can get involved.
Whether you love them or hate them, you may need them to read. Reading glasses, or cheaters as they’re sometimes called, are a fact of life for many people over a certain age. But now, help is on the way in the form of a new procedure being tested by the FDA.
CBS4’s Eliott Rodriguez says in a few years you may be able to ditch those reading glasses for good.
Every day across the nation seniors over 60 are fed a free meal funded by the government at designated senior citizen centers.
For many who live in poverty or on fixed incomes, it is the only hot meal they will eat all day.
But as CBS4 Investigates discovered, some centers are expecting their seniors to give them money for their free lunch.
They call it a donation. But as CBS4’s Eliott Rodriguez asks, is it “Donation By Intimidation?”
The mission of the locally-based “Kid Kritics”, is to provide parents with a clear and credible way of identifying healthy foods their kids will actually eat. Kid Kritics aims to combat childhood obesity and other diseases. The “Kid Kritics” hold blind taste tests on physician-approved foods. Then they decide whether to give the product their seal of approval. A growing number of national companies are now seeking out the “Kid Kritics” seal of approval for their products. We see the kids in action.
Since 1989 the “Alliance For Aging” has been funding home and community-based services that keep people at home and out of nursing homes. The private nonprofit organization is committed to improving the lives of our senior citizens. For 364 days out of the year the alliance serves the vulnerable elderly in our community. One night a year, the alliance celebrates their vitality and their contributions to the community with the “Positive Living Awards”. We preview the event and detail the work done by the Alliance.
The third annual “Art of Transformation” is a month-long series of events celebrating the revitalization of the city of Opa-locka. The series includes a dance performance, an art exhibition , a film, and an art, food and music festival. It showcases how art is capable of encouraging urban and civic renewal.
The largest literary event in the country is underway, and it is right here in our own backyard. The Miami Book Fair International attracts hundreds of thousands of readers and writers. The 8-day party builds to the street fair, and if you’ve never experienced that, you need to put it on your “to do” list. The book fair was co-founded 31 years ago by Miami-Dade College and Mitchell Kaplan.