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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Nathan Curry (right) and his brother Benjamin (right) are charged with first degree murder.  (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Miami Teens Denied Bond In “Mistaken” Murder Case

Bond has been denied for the second of two teens accused of killing a man in a case of mistaken identity.

11/10/2014

(Source: MY33)

Focus on South Florida: Turkey Trot & Paddle

This Thanksgiving, make a lasting impression; one that benefits you and our community. The 4th annual Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot and Paddle is quickly becoming a Broward County tradition, attracting thousands of participants. We focus on the event, how you can get involved and who benefits from it.

My TV 33–11/10/2014

(Source: MY33)

Focus on South Florida: Key West Film Festival

The mission of the Key West Film Festival is to showcase films that exhibit excellence in storytelling and capture the essence of what Key West is all about. This is the festival’s third year, and is set to feature more than 55 films. And this year, Cuban cinema is in the spotlight. We preview the event.

My TV 33–11/10/2014

(Source: MY33)

Focus on South Florida: People’s Choice Award

The Knight Foundation supports ideas that engage communities and foster the arts. Its 2014 Knight Arts Challenge People’s Choice Award is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a small and emerging arts organization in South Florida. 20-thousand dollars is up for grabs and you can have a say on who receives it. We focus on the importance of this competition.

My TV 33–11/10/2014

(Source: MY33)

Focus on South Florida: Lupus

Lupus is one of the cruelest most mysterious diseases on earth. It is an autoimmune disease that can take years to diagnose and has no known cure. An estimated 5 million people worldwide have lupus, about 100-thousand of them here in Florida. Most people at risk for lupus know little or nothing about the disease. We focus on the work done by the Lupus Foundation of America’s Florida chapter and meet a woman who has lived with the disease for more than 20 years

My TV 33–11/10/2014

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

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