Donna Rapado

Donna RapadoDonna Rapado is a CBS4 News general assignment reporter. She rejoined CBS4 Miami in June, 2014 after spending some time as weekend anchor and reporter at CBS46 in Atlanta.

Donna is an award-winning journalist who started her television news career in 1995 while earning her Bachelor’s in History at Florida State University.  Her first job out of college was as anchor/reporter in Rapid City, South Dakota.  She then jumped to Corpus Christi and Austin, Texas also as anchor/reporter before making her way back home to her hometown. Once back in Miami, she worked as a reporter at Univision, as a Miami-based correspondent for ABC News and as a reporter/anchor at the NBC6.

After 20 years in the business, Donna is still very passionate about her work and she considers herself lucky to be doing what she loves.  She enjoys every step, from researching stories and meeting people, to writing and telling their story.

In her free time, Donna enjoys the outdoors, staying active, reading, laughing and spending time with family, friends and the love of her life: her dog Sandy, a rescue from the Miami-Dade Animal Shelter.

As a childhood cancer survivor, Donna also tries to help others in the fight for their lives, working with several hospitals and charitable organizations.  Doctors diagnosed Donna at age seven with Lymphocytic Lymphoma, and told her parents that she would likely not make it past age 10.  Now as a survivor –well beyond 10 years young — Donna makes every effort to reach out to parents of children diagnosed with cancer and living through the unimaginable to let them know that there is hope.


Officers Shot At While Serving Suspect, Leads To SWAT Standoff

A police standoff in North Miami has ended with an individual being taken into custody.


Women To Suspected Peeping Tom: “Show Us Your Phone”

Following the moments of a perceived invasion of privacy, several women followed 35-year-old Sergio Bayate out of a Miami Beach department store Wednesday and shined the camera — and spotlight — on him.


Explosive Set Off In Front Of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Restaurant

Investigators are looking into who left an explosive device outside a Broward restaurant Christmas eve.


Last-Minute Shopping: Trouble Or Tradition?

As the clock winds down from Christmas Eve into Christmas Day, last-minute shoppers scuttle around the Dolphin Mall one last time.


Driver Saved From Fiery Wreck After Flipping Car

A fiery wreck in southwest Miami-Dade nearly cost a young man his life, if not for the brave rescue efforts by first responders.


Christmas Comes Early For Kids At Holtz Children’s Hospital

Christmas Day is still more than a week away but for the young patients at the Holtz Children’s Hospital, they got an early jump on the gift-giving holiday.


Hundreds Line Up For ‘Cuban Christmas’ Meals In Little Havana

Well before the sun would rise Wednesday, a line of hundreds began wrapping around a Little Havana block.


100-Year-Old Pearl Harbor Survivor Recalls Historic Attack

Retired Air Force sergeant Joseph Iscovitz was 25 years old and stationed at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese suddenly attacked 75 years ago on December 7th.


No Tears Shed By Miami Exiles For Castro Funeral

Cuban exile Armando Garcia was at the Versailles restaurant in Miami’s Little Havana on Sunday when Fidel Castro was being interred in the island’s eastern city of Santiago.


Police Continue To Investigate Shooting Of FIU Student In Parking Garage

Police are looking for the killer of a Florida International University student.



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