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.
While political and economic transformation underway around the world get studied and debated, less attention is given to the impact such changes are having on the people in those countries. Eliott sits down with the author of a new thought-provoking book which analyzes some of these human factors as they apply to Cuba and what impact it might have in the future.
The governor’s race is heating up. Eliott Rodriguez sits down with Florida’s lieutenant governor, Carlos Lopez-Cantera, for his take on the governor’s race.
Charlie Crist’s running mate, Annette Taddeo, sits down with Eliott, for her first extended one-on-one interview in South Florida since being chosen by the Democratic gubernatorial candidate.
A new advancement in robotics may help those missing an arm to grasp a new future.
Witnesses took the stand Tuesday in the trial of a South Florida man accused of killing a former high school pal in Gainesville.
Since 1991, the Center for Independent Living of Broward has served more than 60-thousand individuals with disabilities in fulfilling their goals of independence and self-sufficiency. We focus on two men, who thanks to their personal determination and with the help of the CILB, have overcome the obstacles following tragic events in their lives.
“Broward SCORE” is a nonprofit organization that has been helping entrepreneurs and small business men and women start, develop, and grow businesses in Broward County for 50 years. The organization “Hispanic Unity”, since 1982, has been assisting immigrants and refugees successfully transition into a productive American life. Now, Broward SCORE and Hispanic Unity are teaming up in a way that has the potential to benefit all of us in South Florida. We focus on their joint venture and why it is so important.
To inspire and to empower today’s youth is not an easy job. But it is a mission embraced by the Crockett Foundation. Founded by Pompano Beach natives and former NFL players, Henri and Zach Crockett, the non-profit provides our young people with educational opportunities, health resources and mentoring services that enable them to make better life choices. We focus on all the wonderful work the foundation undertakes and its upcoming Community Health Fair which attracts thousands of people.
Less than a month after his son died in a Fourth of July boating accident, a retired Miami-Dade firefighter is taking on County Mayor Carlos Gimenez.
Joel Gresham is a nationally known artist whose works are in the private collections of celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Quincy Jones. Now he is challenging himself to paint 100 original necktie paintings in less than 100 days to promote men’s cancer awareness. With that, Gresham created the organization “Not 1 Forgotten” to encourage men to get regular checkups as a means to stay healthy and live longer. We focus on the motivation for this man on a mission.