Rodriguez is also a substitute anchor on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric. Previously, Rodriguez served as co-anchor of the Saturday edition of The Early Show.
Before joining CBS News, Rodriguez anchored the 5:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. newscasts at WFOR-TV, the CBS-owned station in Miami (2000-2007).
While there, she reported on and anchored coverage of a wide range of major news events, including many hurricanes and, from New York, the one-year anniversary of 9/11. Rodriguez also was first on the air with coverage of the transfer of power in Cuba from Fidel Castro to his brother, Raul. Ultimately, the newscast received an RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award for its coverage of that story.
Before that, she was anchor of the midday news and of a weekend magazine show at KABC-TV Los Angeles (1994-2000). Rodriguez also was a field reporter and covered a wide array of stories, including earthquakes, mudslides and the O.J. Simpson trial.
She served as a reporter for the Univision Network (1991-1994) in Miami. Rodriguez' career in journalism began at WLTV Miami (1989-90), a Univision-owned station, where she was an associate producer, field producer and assignment editor.
She has received a total of seven Emmy Awards and two RTNDA Murrow Awards.
Rodriguez' alma mater, the University of Miami, awarded her the first-ever "Alpha Epsilon Rho Professional of the Year Award," its top honor for professionals in the communication industry. She also is the recipient of the Hispanic Heritage Council's prestigious "Young Hispanic Leadership Award" for professional accomplishments and community service.
Rodriguez was born in Miami and grew up in South Florida. She attended American University in Washington, D.C. and was graduated from the University of Miami in 1991 with a degree in broadcast journalism and Spanish. Rodriguez and her husband, Michael Rodriguez, have a daughter and son.