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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HOUSTON, TX - MARCH 29: Barbara Bush talks with Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at Former President George H. W. Bush's office on March 29, 2012 in Houston, Texas. Mitt Romney received an endorsement from Former President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush during the meeting. (Photo by: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Barbara Bush Backtracks On Too Many Bushes In The White House Stance

Barbara Bush, the mother of former Fla. Gov. Jeb Bush, no longer feels there have been too many Bushes in the White House – as she stated two years ago.

02/14/2015

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New Cruise CEO Awaits Dream Cruise To Cuba

The new CEO of the world’s third largest cruise line dreams of sailing to Cuba.

02/05/2015

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Blizzard 2015 Takes Social Media By Storm

Like most things in the social media age, the blizzard of 2015 and just how bad it was or wasn’t played out online.

01/27/2015

The breathtaking aerial photographs are part of "Unseen Cuba," a nearly 500-page book that captures the island like never before. (Source: Marius Jovaisa)

Lithuanian Photographer Captures “Unseen Cuba”

They are magnificent landscapes, cityscapes, pristine beaches and lush tropical mountains.

01/23/2015

The director of the North America Department of Cuba's Foreign Ministry, Cuban Josefina Vidal, speaks during a press conference after taking part in the first closed-door talks between Cuba and the United State, at the Convention Palace in Havana on January 21, 2015. The United States and Cuba opened two days of historic talks in Havana on Wednesday to end decades of Cold War-era animosity and reestablish diplomatic relations. The meetings in Havana follow the historic decision by US President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro in December to seek normal diplomatic relations.  (Courtesy: YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

Wet Foot Dry Foot Policy May Be On The Table During Cuba Talks

The highest ranking official of the U.S. delegation to visit Cuba in decade sat directly across a table from Cuba’s delegation in Havana on Wednesday.

01/21/2015

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Knowing Blood Type Could Predict, And Possibly Prevent, Future Health Problems

Knowing your blood type is more than just extra knowledge—it could actually help predict future health problems.

01/16/2015

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Teen In Trouble For Allegedly Posing As Doctor In Florida Hospital

A teen is in trouble for playing doctor at a South Florida medical facility and it’s not the first time police say he did it.

01/16/2015

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U.S. Announces New Cuba Trade, Travel Rules

Federal officials announced changes to travel and trade restrictions for Cuba which have been in place for over 50 years.

01/15/2015

Mike Fernandez likes to show off his home. Not his multi-million dollar waterfront mansion in Coral Gables. He’d rather talk about the small home where he grew up in Cuba. (Source: CBS4)

Billionaire Businessman Mike Fernandez “Humbled By The Journey”

Mike Fernandez likes to show off his home. Not his multi-million dollar waterfront mansion in Coral Gables. He’d rather talk about the small home where he grew up in Cuba.

01/13/2015

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President Obama Announces Major Changes In US/Cuba Policy

Following the release of American Alan Gross from Cuban prison, President Barack Obama made historic changes to US-Cuban policy after becoming the first president since the Eisenhower administration to speak directly to a Cuban leader.

12/17/2014

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