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.
Week after week we are shocked and saddened by headlines of violence against women around the world and here at home. But one woman, the daughter of a Hollywood legend, and a celebrated film director in her own right, is putting it into focus and asking the world to take a stand. CBS4 Chief Investigator Michele Gillen recently spent some time with Ms. Cecilia Peck.
Which of South Florida’s non-profits and charities are delivering the greatest good to the community? That of course would depend on who you ask. “Quest Workspaces” is donating free office space, virtual offices, and touchdown space to local non-profits and charities it deems worthy at its new business center in Brickell. We focus on how this worthwhile give-back program works, and meet some of the free office recipients.
South Florida is in the midst of a peacock invasion. The beautiful birds known for their stunning tail feathers are also a nuisance for a lot of people here. We see them in many neighborhoods, where some residents are complaining about their droppings and their loud and annoying squawks. They’ve even been known to slow down traffic on some busy roads. We focus on what’s behind this “invasion”, and what we if anything we can do about it.
A poll by Florida International University shows shifting attitudes among Cuban Americans when asked about U.S. policy toward Cuba.
Jim Watson will never forget the first time he saw the Rolling Stones in concert nearly thirty years ago. That’s because in addition to the memories, the music has had a lasting effect on his hearing
Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez couldn’t be prouder of the Hialeah High School girls’ softball team.
Charges were dropped against two Florida models accused of animal cruelty for allegedly torturing and killing animals in fetish porn video.
Sister Jeanne O’Laughlin went back to Barry University, but this time as a visitor, thrilled to be back in South Florida.
South Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz got choked up as she joined officials from the Department of Homeland Security and the National Association to Protect Children.
For millions of men trying to fight the effects of aging, there’s a drug that claims to make you stronger, smarter and more virile. But as CBS4′s Eliott Rodriguez tells us, life threatening side effects have many questioning if fighting low testosterone is worth the risk.