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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Miami-Dade County Mayoral Candidate Raquel Regalado (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: One-On-One With Raquel Regalado

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Former Miami Police Chief John Timoney has died. (Source: Miami Herald)

Former Miami Police Chief John Timoney Dies At 68

Former Miami Police Chief John Timoney has lost his battle with cancer.


Tim Canova is challenging Debbie Wasserman Schultz in Florida’s 23rd Congressional District in Florida’s primary. (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: One-On-One With Tim Canova

Eliott goes one-on-one with Tim Canova, who is challenging Debbie Wasserman Schultz in Florida’s 23rd Congressional District.


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Facing South Florida: South Florida’s Zika Health Alert

We look back at the tumultuous week that began with locally transmitted cases of Zika confirmed in South Florida.


Craig Pittman (Source: CBS4)

Florida: Weird Stuff Just Happens Here

It’s not just you, things are definitely different when it comes to the Sunshine State.


Carlos Pinzon, 18, organized a community luncheon to help bridge the divide between police and citizens. (Source: CBS4)

Teen Organizes Community Luncheon To Help Bridge Divide Between Police & Citizens

Miami’s future men and women in blue broke bread – actually pizza – with some members of the community who wanted to show their love.


Former Palm Beach Gardens Police officer, Nouman Raja, was indicted in the shooting death of Corey Jones. (Source: CBS4)

Fmr. Cop Charged In Musician’s Death Released From Jail

In a convoy of unmarked, heavily-tinted cars, Nouman Raja left the Palm Beach County Jail with a court-ordered GPS tracking device strapped to his ankle.


Florida Governor Rick Scott (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov. Scott Stresses No Time For Complacency As Hurricane Season Starts

It’s been 10 years since Florida has been hit by a hurricane, but state emergency managers say that is no excuse for Floridians to become complacent.


Tricia Todd, left, and Steven Williams. (Source: WPEC)

Ex-Husband Of Florida Woman Charged In Her Death

The partial remains of a Florida woman were found inside a container buried in a wildlife area following a massive search.


Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen promotes transgender equality in SAVE ad.  (Source: New York Times)

Rep. Ros-Lehtinen Promotes Transgender Equality In New Ad

Family is everything. That’s the message U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, her husband and her son express in a new public service ad that centers around transgender equality.




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