Eliott Rodriguez is an Emmy Award winning journalist and respected South Florida news anchor. He is anchor of the CBS4 News weekdays at noon and 6 PM. Eliott joined CBS4 in 1999. Eliott’s career has included coverage of major stories in the United States, Europe and Latin America. He has traveled to Cuba on several reporting assignments, including a 2002 trip during which he interviewed Fidel Castro. In 2003, he traveled to the Vatican to report on the health of Pope John Paul II.
Eliott is the recipient of two Emmy Awards, four Edward R. Murrow Awards and an Imagen Award nomination. He’s been named Best News Anchor by Miami New Times, and one of South Florida’s Sharp Dressed Men by Ocean Drive Magazine. The National Association of Hispanic Journalists recognized him with its most prestigious award for his series Ticket to Cuba.
In 2005, Eliott was honored with a Silver Circle Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for 25 years of excellence in the television industry. A graduate of the University of Miami, Eliott began his journalism career as a newspaper reporter at The Miami Herald and The Miami News. His first television job was at WTVJ in Miami, where he worked as general assignment reporter. He has also worked as an anchor/reporter at WPVI in Philadelphia and WPLG in Miami.
Eliott has covered such major news events as the invasion of Panama, Hurricane Andrew, the Mariel Boatlift, earthquakes in Mexico and Venezuela, elections in Nicaragua, the Ibero-American Summit in Madrid, political conventions, the MOVE bombing in Philadelphia, riots in Miami and the Pope’s visit to Cuba. His op-ed columns have appeared in The Miami Herald and Sun-Sentinel.
A New York City native, Eliott is the father of four daughters and an avid tennis player.
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Don Ryce is ready to step into the witness room and see Juan Carlos Chavez pay the ultimate price for the gruesome murder of his 9-year-old son Jimmy.
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HistoryMiami, formerly known as the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, was founded in 1940 by a group of famous Miamians including George Merrick and Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Its mission is to connect people by telling the stories of Miami’s communities, individuals, places and events. And now HistoryMiami is in a new space at the Miami-Dade Cultural Center that’s twice the size. We focus on that and an exciting new acquisition for HistoryMiami that any institution could want for its permanent collection.
Salvador Dali produced more than 15-hundred paintings in his career, and is also noted for his contributions to theater, fashion and photography. A museum-quality collection of Dali’s work is here in South Florida. We focus on the life of Salvador Dali through the eyes of the daughter of the man who was his publisher and confidante for more than 50 years.
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, Nova Southeastern University Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale is presenting an exhibition featuring images of that era taken by renowned photographer Bob Adelman. We take you inside the exhibit to focus on its significance.
Miami-Dade County has one of the toughest building codes in the country. Doors and windows on newly constructed homes can withstand hurricane force winds, thanks in large part to longtime Building Director Charles Danger. But even though plenty of danger remains from hurricanes, Miami-Dade County will be without Charlie Danger when he retires this week after three decades on the job.
When the cell phone bill arrives each month, do you just open it, cringe at the fees and send in the payment?
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