April 24 2021 08:00 am
Maggie Rodriguez is back doing what she loves as co-host of Daytime. The nationally recognized journalist returned to television after pausing to raise her children.
Maggie’s tv news career spans 20 years. She is best known as the former host of The Early Show, the national morning program on CBS. She was also a substitute anchor on The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric and a contributor for 48 Hours and CBS Sunday Morning.
During her time at CBS, Maggie did everything from traveling with the candidates in the 2008 presidential campaign and reporting from the White House to interviewing Hollywood’s biggest celebrities and cooking with top chefs.
Maggie also worked in local news as the primary anchor at WFOR, the CBS station in Miami, her hometown and as an anchor and reporter on KABC, the top-rated station in Los Angeles. She is the recipient of seven Emmy Awards and two Edward R. Murrow Awards.
Maggie moved to Tampa with her husband and two children in 2017. They have fallen in love with the pace of life here— not too fast, not too slow, just right. They enjoy outdoor adventures like going to the beach at Pass-a-Grille, exploring the Tampa Riverwalk and taking day trips to Anna Maria Island, Crystal River and everywhere in between. They have an Australian Labradoodle named Buccaneer.
Danny New has loved his return to Florida, and has thoroughly enjoyed how Daytime can be a thrill both in the studio and in the field. In addition to having the opportunity to interview Hollywood legends like Robert DeNiro and John Cleese, Danny has also delighted in getting to know local staples of the community - like playing softball with 95-year-olds in the historic Kids and Kubs League (he batted 1-for-3, yikes). Up there with playing hockey in the Amalie Arena during the Stanley Cup, Danny’s other favorite show memory was when he appeared on “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” after impersonating the late-night host during our Halloween episode. Stick around for Danny’s on-going segment, The New Review, where he reviews eccentric products from all over the Internet.
Before coming to Daytime, Danny spent nearly three years hosting “Mass Appeal” for WWLP in Springfield, MA. There, he anchored 700 episodes of this live morning program, covering any lifestyle topic from food to fitness to Hollywood gossip. His favorite segments included: Challenging World Record Holder Joey Chestnut to a hamburger eating contest, having singer Tony Orlando tie a “yellow ribbon” around a plant for him, and getting his chest waxed on the air (also possibly his least favorite segment).
Although Danny is now a Hillsborough County resident, he is originally from a different Hillsborough - Hillsborough Township in New Jersey. After high school, Danny attended the University of Miami - where he won awards with the Florida Associated Press, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and the National Broadcasting Society. Additionally, he has worked as an Associate Sports Producer for NBC South Florida, the Digital Host of NATPE at the historic Fontainebleau Hotel, and as a Writer’s Intern for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
In his free time, Danny enjoys performing stand-up and improv comedy, playing The Beatles on his guitar, shooting hoops and rooting for his Miami Hurricanes and Philadelphia 76ers. He also enjoys carbohydrates.