Rod became the youngest reporter to ever win the Connecticut Associated Press Award for Best Spot New Coverage in Radio, in 2000.
In 2000, Rod covered the Democratic Convention, in Los Angeles for ABC News Radio.
Rod received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism in 1996 from New York University.
Rod's favorite band is Evil Jake.
Rod began his career in modeling and acting in 1981 at the age of 8 years old.
Rod is 6 feet tall.