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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The Minnesota Orchestra is in Havana not just to make music, but to share music with Cubans who are seeing an American orchestra in person for the first time. (Source: CBS4)

U.S. Orchestra Makes Historical Visit To Cuba

The Minnesota Orchestra is in Havana not just to make music, but to share music with Cubans who are seeing an American orchestra in person for the first time.


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Fmr. Handyman Sentenced To Death In Waitress Murder Case

A Miami man was sentenced to death Wednesday for the murder of a waitress at a popular South Florida restaurant.


Ron Magill sits down with CBS4's Eliott Rodriguez to talk about his trip to Cuba. (Source: CBS4)

Ron Magill Visits Havana Zoo, Gets In Touch With His Roots

Zoo Miami’s Ron Magill took a long-awaited trip to Cuba in early April.


Former NBA basketball player Dikembe Mutombo (2nd R) gives instructions to Cuban players during the clinic organized by the NBA, FIBA Americas and the Cuban Basketball Federation, on April 23, 2015, in Havana. AFP PHOTO/YAMIL LAGE        (Source: AMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

NBA Greats In Cuba To Score Points With Players, Country

In a country where baseball is king, the NBA is hoping to score points with promising Cuban basketball players.


This photograph released 16 April 2001 by Columbia University in New York and taken by Alan Diaz of the Associated Press, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography. The photo shows Cuban refugee Elian Gonzalez and Donato Dalrymple (R) in a bedroom closet as federal agents enter the Miami home of Elian's relatives and was taken 22 April 2000.  (Photo credit: ALAN DIAZ/AFP/Getty Images)

15 Years After The Elian Gonzalez Federal Raid

It was 15 years ago when the battle over Elian Gonzalez set off an international custody battle–and South Florida was smack in the middle of it.


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Focus on South Florida: Las Olas Wine & Food Festival

Twenty years ago the first Las Olas Wine & Food Festival took place to benefit the American Lung Association. Since then it has grown from a small intimate gathering to one of the most anticipated wine and culinary events in South Florida. But the proceeds still benefit the American Lung Association in Florida. It is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. We focus on the unique connection between the festival and the ALA, as well as preview the upcoming event.

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Focus on South Florida: Broward Meals on Wheels

The mission of Broward Meals on Wheels is to provide essential services that promote independent living for seniors in our community. And they’ve been at it since 1985! B-M-O-W currently serves 10-thousand homebound seniors annually. Its volunteers deliver more than 1-point-5 million meals. But the work they do goes far beyond. We focus on that and how you can get involved.

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Focus on South Florida: Gift of Life

Headquartered in Boca Raton, the “Gift of Life” Bone Marrow Foundation is a leading international bone marrow and blood stem cell registry. The nonprofit is committed to find life-saving matches for adults and children with leukemia, lymphoma, and other blood disorders. On average, making possible more than 100 life-saving transplants each year! But there are a lot of misconceptions about bone marrow and the need for it. We focus on that and the work done by Gift of Life.

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Focus on South Florida: Silent Killer

New details are revealed in the CBS4 News investigation of firefighters and cancer. CBS4 News exclusively obtained a report recently that could shed light on concerns over the danger of chemical exposure. Our chief investigator Michele Gillen continues our special report, “The Silent Killer”. We focus on that, and a viral campaign called “Save Our Firefighters”, started by firefighters’ wives in light of the cancer deaths and our investigation.

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Republican Presidential Contenders Seek Traction In New Hampshire

A handful of Republicans didn’t wait for a two-day GOP Leadership Summit to begin to seek traction in New Hampshire.