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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Supporters hold signs to call on bringing home of U.S. citizen Alan Gross who is currently being held in a Cuban prison, during a rally at the Lafayette Park outside the White House December 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. Supporters and community leaders gathered at the rally to mark the 4th anniversary of the detention of Alan Gross and called on the U.S. and Cuban governments to negotiate for his immediate release and return home. (Source: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Alan Gross’ Wife Fears He May ‘Do Something Drastic’

Five years in a Cuban prison have taken their toll on Alan Gross. He’s lost more than one hundred pounds, and has ten years remaining on his sentence.

11/07/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Dade Schools Superintendent Talks About His Homeless Past

Miami-Dade School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho marked Homeless Awareness Day at an event organized by the Miami-Dade Homeless Trust.

11/06/2014

Rick Scott Victory Speech  (Source: CBS4)

Voters Give Gov. Scott Four More Years

By a margin of approximately 71,000 votes, Governor Rick Scott defeated challenger Charlie Crist to win re-election. Scott received 48.3 percent to Crist’s 47 percent.

11/05/2014

Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist. 
(Source: CBS4)

Scott, Crist Spending Battle Leads To Most Expensive Florida Race

Florida’s gubernatorial candidates differ on almost every single issue, including how they spent their campaign money down the stretch.

11/04/2014

Former Florida Governor and Democratic candidate for Governor Charlie Crist (L) and Republican Florida Governor Rick Scott participate in a televised debate at Broward College on October 15, 2014 in Davie, Florida.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

PolitiFact Florida: Fact-Checking Claims On Climate Change

While jobs and education have been key factors in Florida’s too-close-to-call race for Governor, so has climate change.

11/03/2014

(Source: MY33)

Focus on South Florida: Museum of Discovery & Science

The mission of the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale is to open up the world of science to children and adults through exhibits, programs and films. It seems there is always something exciting going on there. We focus on its new traveling exhibition called “Black Holes: Space Warps and Time Twists”, and a big announcement about its IMAX 3D theater.

My TV 33–11/03/2014

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Focus on South Florida: MACtown

MACtown, is on a mission. Its mission, since 1962, has been to improve the lives of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities by allowing them to reach their full potential. Like many nonprofits these days, MACtown is facing deep budget cuts in state funding. That makes its upcoming event in Wynwood all the more important. We’re talking about the 4th annual Art MACtown, featuring more than 100 unique and amazing pieces of artwork created by MACtown artists.

My TV 33–11/03/2014

(Source: MY33)

Focus on South Florida: The Education Fund

For more than a quarter century, the “Education Fund” has worked side-by-side with the private sector in Miami-Dade county. Its goal is to ensure that every child learns and succeeds. Next month, the nonprofit hosts its annual idea expo for teachers. The conference will draw hundreds of local educators who will showcase their best teaching strategies. We focus on the importance of the Education Fund to teachers and students.

My TV 33–11/03/2014

(Source: MY33)

Focus on South Florida: Girl Power

Improving our world one girl at a time! That’s the vision statement of “Girl Power”. The program is designed to promote positive behavior in at-risk girls aged 11 to 17. World Literacy Crusade of Florida launched “Girl Power” as a result of the growing rate of crime, poverty, and illiteracy in inner-city communities. We focus on the work “Girl Power does, the many programs it offers, and the group’s upcoming holiday extravaganza.

My TV 33–11/03/2014

Former Florida Governor and Democratic candidate for Governor Charlie Crist (L) and Republican Florida Governor Rick Scott participate in a televised debate at Broward College on October 15, 2014 in Davie, Florida.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

PolitiFact Florida: Fact-Checking Claims On Medicaid Expansion

Charlie Crist has berated Gov. Rick Scott for not accepting federal dollars to expand Medicaid; the state and federally funded program that provides medical care to the poor.

10/31/2014

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