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.
Bond has been denied for the second of two teens accused of killing a man in a case of mistaken identity.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Miami-Dade School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho marked Homeless Awareness Day at an event organized by the Miami-Dade Homeless Trust.
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Florida’s gubernatorial candidates differ on almost every single issue, including how they spent their campaign money down the stretch.
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