Eliott Rodriguez Biography
Eliott Rodriguez is a Emmy Award winning Cuban-American television journalist. He has received two Emmy Awards and two Edward R. Murrow Awards.
Rodriguez attended the University of Miami. She began his journalism career as a reporter at The Miami News before becoming a reporter at WTVJ-Channel 4 after graduating from the University of Miami. Eliott left Channel 4 for a reporting job at WPVI-TV in Philadelphia where he also anchored the morning news after two and a half years. Rodriguez returned to Miami in 1987 to take up a weekend co-anchor and general assignment reporter at WPLG-Channel 10 and remained there for 11 years.
He also appeared in the 1996 film “Up Close and Personal”, playing the part of a television news reporter. Eliott’s has also been named Best News Anchor by Miami New Times, and one of South Florida’s Sharp Dressed Men by Ocean Drive Magazine. His op-ed columns have appeared in The Miami Herald and South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Eliott Rodriguez Age
Rodriguez was born on 15 June 1956 in New York City.
Eliott Rodriguez Family
Rodriguez was born to Cuban immigrant parents in the Bronx, New York.
Eliott Rodriguez Wife
Rodriguez was married to Univision anchor Maria Elena Salinas for 13 years before they divorced in 2007. Eliott has four daughters and he considers raising them to be his greatest accomplishment.
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Rodriguez joined WFOR-TV (CBS4) in Miami in 1999. There, he is the main news anchor and hosts the weekly public affairs program 4Sunday Morning. Rodriguez was replaced by Antonio Mora as the main anchor in January 2008. Eliot went to the Noon and 5:30 newscasts. Mora’s contract was not renewed and Rodriguez went back to the 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00 weekday newscasts in December 2012.
He 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. He has also covered
important stories include the invasion of Panama, the Mexico City earthquake, Hurricane Andrew, political conventions and elections in Venezuela and Nicaragua.
He has served as moderator for a statewide televised debate between Florida gubernatorial candidates Rick Scott and Charlie Crist. That debate was dubbed “Fangate” after a delay over the use of a portable fan brought national and international attention to the event. He was praised for his handling of the incident.
He received two Emmy Awards for local news reporting in 2001 and 2004 and also two Edward R. Murrow Awards.
Eliott Rodriguez Salary
Rodriguez has had a rising journalism career but his salary and net worth is not yet disclosed.