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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School drill held at school in Key Biscayne ahead of school year. (Source: CBS4)

Authorities Hold Drill In Case Of Emergency Ahead Of New School Year

Miami-Dade Schools Police entered an elementary school in full Hazmat gear Monday. They found a student on the ground, a back pack nearby and what appeared to be a chemical or biological weapon–this was all part of an emergency drill held Monday at Key Biscayne K-8 Center.

08/10/2015

The Living Heart Project is a program that produces a 3D simulation of the human heart.
(Source: CBS)

Future Of Cardiology Includes Your Heart In 3D

The future of cardiology is here now. When a new heart device is invented, it needs to be tested on real people before going to market but a Massachusetts company has developed one-of-a-kind virtual technology when it created a 3-D simulation of the human heart.

CBS Miami–07/31/2015

Rachel Coalburn and Lillian Tamayo (Source: My33)

Focus On South Florida: Planned Parenthood

Miami has the highest rate of newly reported HIV cases in the country, an increased risk of unplanned teen pregnancies for Blacks and Hispanics, and the highest rate of uninsured people statewide.

My TV 33–07/20/2015

Randy Jordan (Source: My33)

Focus On South Florida: Shark Feeding

When most people see a shark in the water, they get out.

My TV 33–07/19/2015

Taylor Gang and Erica Jerome (Source: My33)

Focus On South Florida: Make-a-Wish

The Southern Florida chapter of Make-a-Wish has been making children’s dreams come true since 1983.

My TV 33–07/19/2015

Lesley Warrick and Ron Perkins (Source: My33)

Focus On South Florida: Seafarers’ House

90 percent of everything we use, consume and wear comes to us aboard cargo ships.

My TV 33–07/19/2015

Wana Brands says it now has an alternative to smoking or edible marijuana called Wana Caps.
(Source: CBS4)

Pot Pill May Bridge Gap Between Marijuana And Medicine

The push to legalize medical marijuana in Florida fell short last year, but the referendum is likely to be back on the ballot next year.

CBS Miami–07/16/2015

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Maryland Republican Party's 25th Annual Red, White & Blue Dinner on June 23, 2015 at the BWI Airport Marriott in Linthicum, Maryland.        AFP PHOTO / PAUL J. RICHARDS        (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Standing By Claim Despite Backlash

Donald Trump is standing by his claim that the Mexican government is shipping drug dealers and rapists to the United States.

07/09/2015

Carnival CEO Arnold Donald  talks about the company's announcement to sail to Cuba. (Source: CBS4)

Carnival CEO: Cuba Cruise Will Not Be “Typical”

A day after Carnival cruises announced it will be sailing to Cuba, the CEO of the company speaks out about the historic change between the island nation and the U.S. and what to expect in their new voyage.

07/08/2015

(Source: OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)

Puerto Rico Mired In Economic Crises

The economic crisis in Puerto Rico has hit rock bottom.

06/29/2015

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