Marybel Rodriguez is an Emmy-nominated weekend anchor for the CBS4 morning news as well as a reporter for the weekday newscasts on CBS4.
She began her career as a “spokesmodel” on the popular Univision television show “Sabado Gigante,” the longest-running entertainment show in history seen in every Spanish-speaking country in the world. After six years with the show, Marybel was lured away to become a feature and entertainment reporter for WPLG. Her desire to cover hard news stories persuaded her to make the switch to CBS4 a few months later.
Marybel is pleased to volunteer her time with the Hispanic community. She was the Hispanic Spokesperson for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) on the west coast. In 2008, Florida International University named her Outstanding Alumni of the Year. In addition, Marybel has received numerous other awards that attest to her professionalism and dedication to news. These honors reflect the way Marybel’s warm and engaging personality connects with South Florida viewers.
Born and raised in Miami to Cuban parents, Marybel has not forgotten her roots or the importance of her culture. A graduate of Florida International University, she holds a Bachelors Degree in Broadcast Journalism. Nevertheless, Marybel’s greatest accomplishment is being a mother and wife. She loves spending time with her husband and their three sons.
North America’s ultimate carnival experience is back. The huge annual event, Miami Broward Carnival, celebrates Caribbean culture in the multi-ethnic environment that is South Florida. We focus on the extravaganza and give folks a sample of what they can expect to see and hear if they attend.
Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Millions of people suffer from m-s and there is no known cure for the autoimmune disease. The organization “MS Views and News” is dedicated to provide education, advocacy and service to enhance the quality of life within the MS. We focus on the work the group does and its upcoming symposium.
Dragonfly Darlings is the mother/parent component of the Russell Life Skills & Reading Foundation. Its goal is to eradicate youth illiteracy. We look at how inner city families can benefit from their resources and support. And we preview an annual event that honors and empowers the mothers and grandmothers of its young clients.
The Communities in Schools of Miami program is the nation’s number one dropout prevention program. CIS mentors, counsels, and oversees 35-hundred at-risk youth. “Diplomas Now” is an organization that identifies at-risk students early on to eliminate the pitfalls that might lead them to drop out. Once a program for 700 middle school students, “Diplomas Now” currently serves more than 31-thousand students in 14 U.S. Cities. CIS was recently recognized by “Diplomas Now” for its outstanding graduation and retention rates. We focus on the unique partnership between these two and what makes them so successful.
The first case of Enterovirus has been confirmed in Florida.
There are many concerns and lots of questions regarding the deadly Ebola virus.
Months of uncertainty plagued Florida’s only rehabilitation boot camp. The impression was the camp would close because the city wanted to cut its $4 million budget to save cash.
Opening statements were underway Friday in the second trial of a man accused of killing a Miami Police detective back in 2008.
Several employees of a downtown Miami hotel were injured after a man stole a high-priced car from in front of it.
Millions of dollars worth of cocaine will not hit the streets of South Florida or anywhere else for that matter after the Coast Guard made another high seas drug seizure.