Most well known as a political correspondent for Puerto Rico's El Nuevo Dia newspaper, he is also known for his full-length work Escandalo Politico y Periodismo en Puerto Rico.
He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Puerto Rico and went on to teach in the school's communications department. He later entered the doctoral program at the Universidad Complutense.
In late 2014, following President Barack Obama's announcement of relaxed U.S. relations with Cuba, he traveled to Havana, Cuba, to report on political developments there.
Born Israel Rodriguez Sanchez, he spent his youth in Puerto Rico and later lived for a time in Spain.
He and Maria Arraras are both well known Puerto Rican journalists.