Elysia Rodriguez
Vice President

Elysia joins Benchmark Strategies after more than 15 years in television news.  She worked across the country but most of her work has been in New England - with the CBS station in Providence, RI and the NBC station in Springfield, MA.  She also spent the last 6 years in Boston at NECN/NBC10 Boston then Boston 25 News. (Read her expert file here.)

She has covered a wide variety of topics and provided continuing coverage of events that shaped local history - including the Boston Marathon bombings and the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Elysia won two New England Chapter Emmy Awards related to coverage of the 2011 Springfield, MA tornado. She also won two Associated Press Awards, as a reporter in 2009 and as an anchor in 2011.

Elysia is passionate about animals and dedicates a lot of her time to animal-based charities and organizations.  She even spent time as a volunteer penguin aquarist at the New England Aquarium.  

Elysia is a graduate of Roger Williams University, where she earned degrees in communications and political science, and lives in Southern Massachusetts.