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.
After being closed off from much of the world, especially the United States, Cuba is slowly opening up its skies to drones.
The Pinecrest Police Department has launched an investigation into a South Florida high school baseball coach who was fired for allegedly sending sexually explicit video to his players at Gulliver Prep. In the meantime, that coach has told CBS4 News it was all a big mistake.
As former NBA star Lamar Odom clings to life, the circumstances leading him there are under investigation including the things he took.
Miami-Dade Commissioner Jose ‘Pepe’ Diaz was back in county hall for the first time since his DUI arrest on Tuesday.
Imagine waking up one day and seeing double. Now, imagine not being able to find out why or if there’s a cure.
The people of New York opened their arms to Pope Francis in a way never seen.
In New York, the streets were closed, barricades were everywhere and security was tighter than anybody has ever seen for Pope Francis’ visit to the St. Patrick’s Cathedral. But thousands weren’t bothered the detour, instead they embraced the pope’s presence.
Pope Francis will highlight the hardships of refugees during his visit in the U.S. this week.
\Pope Francis took off from Cuba Tuesday, headed for the United States where the biggest concern for his trip to three cities is safety.
Friday morning, a delegation from the Archdiocese of Miami will leave for Cuba. In the group will be a local Cuban American making a special trip to the island with his mother, who will reconnect with her roots as Pope Francis brings a message of hope.