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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Cuba's drone operators say they want to organize an exhibition of aerial photography to be shown in other countries so more people can see a drone's eye view of the island.
(Source: CNN)

Cuba Opens Its Skies To Local Drone Enthusiasts

After being closed off from much of the world, especially the United States, Cuba is slowly opening up its skies to drones.


Javier Rodriguez talks to CBS4's Eliott Rodriguez via Facetime. (Source: CBS4)

Fired Gulliver Coach: “I Mistakenly Sent The Wrong Text To The Wrong Group”

The Pinecrest Police Department has launched an investigation into a South Florida high school baseball coach who was fired for allegedly sending sexually explicit video to his players at Gulliver Prep. In the meantime, that coach has told CBS4 News it was all a big mistake.


DENVER, CO - MARCH 07:  Lamar Odom #7 of the Los Angeles Clippers warms up prior to facing the Los Angeles Clippers at the Pepsi Center on March 7, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets defeated the Clippers 107-92. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

A Deeper Look At Herbal Viagra Amid Odom Tragedy

As former NBA star Lamar Odom clings to life, the circumstances leading him there are under investigation including the things he took.


Jose Pepe Diaz (Source: CBS4)

Commissioner Diaz Apologizes In County Hall After DUI Arrest

Miami-Dade Commissioner Jose ‘Pepe’ Diaz was back in county hall for the first time since his DUI arrest on Tuesday.


Sylvia Gordon, 81, woke up one day and saw two of everything. She went to the doctor but they gave her no answers.
(Source: CBS4)

Elderly Woman Suffering Double Vision Given Second Chance At Sight

Imagine waking up one day and seeing double. Now, imagine not being able to find out why or if there’s a cure.


NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Crowds gather to watch Pope Francis and his motorcade drive down West Drive in Central Park on September 25, 2015 in New York City. Pope Francis, who arrived in New York on Thursday evening, drove amidst large, enthusiastic crowds in Central Park before leading mass at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

More Than 80K Fill Central Park For Pope’s Visit

The people of New York opened their arms to Pope Francis in a way never seen.


Cartrice Haynesworth, center, has a selfie taken with Pope Francis, left, as he walks through the crowd during a visit to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington September 24, 2015 in Washington, DC. Pope Francis is in the United States for six days during his first trip as the leader of the Catholic Church. (Photo by David Goldman-Pool/Getty Images)

New Yorkers Embrace Pope’s Visit

In New York, the streets were closed, barricades were everywhere and security was tighter than anybody has ever seen for Pope Francis’ visit to the St. Patrick’s Cathedral. But thousands weren’t bothered the detour, instead they embraced the pope’s presence.


Pope Francis speaks during an arrival ceremony hosted by US President Barack Obama on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, September 23, 2015. More than 15,000 people packed the South Lawn for a full ceremonial welcome on Pope Francis' historic maiden visit to the United States. AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Expected To Highlight Hardships Of Refugees

Pope Francis will highlight the hardships of refugees during his visit in the U.S. this week.


SANTIAGO DE CUBA, CUBA - SEPTEMBER 22:  Pope Francis holds a mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Assumption  on September 22, 2015 in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. Pope Francis leaves for the United States after spending four days in Cuba.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Security No.1 Priority For Pope’s U.S. Visit

\Pope Francis took off from Cuba Tuesday, headed for the United States where the biggest concern for his trip to three cities is safety.


Felice Gorordo is part of a generation of Cuban Americans who grew up hearing stories about Cuba before Fidel Castro's communist revolution. He will be making a trip to Cuba during Pope Francis' historic visit in hopes of reconnecting with his roots.
(Source: CBS4)

New Gen. Cuban-American Headed To Cuba To Reconnect During Pope Trip

Friday morning, a delegation from the Archdiocese of Miami will leave for Cuba. In the group will be a local Cuban American making a special trip to the island with his mother, who will reconnect with her roots as Pope Francis brings a message of hope.




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