Lauren Pastrana

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Lauren Pastrana is the co-anchor of CBS4 News This Morning airing Monday-Friday, from 5 to 7 AM. She joined CBS Miami in April 2012 as a reporter. She is an Emmy nominated, multimedia journalist with experience in television, radio and web-based news reporting.

Lauren believes everyone has a story to tell and she loves to share them in the community where she grew up. When Lauren first became a member of the CBS4 family, she was also doing double duty as the morning news anchor at Newsradio 610 WIOD. After many months of very limited sleep, she became a fulltime weekday evening reporter on CBS4.

A Miami native, Lauren returned to South Florida from WINK-TV, the CBS affiliate in Fort Myers, where she was as a reporter and fill-in anchor.
Before her stint in Southwest Florida, Lauren was a reporter and afternoon news anchor at WIOD where she covered everything from Super Bowl XLIV to local political corruption. She also spent a season as an in-stadium reporter for the show “Miami Dolphins Game Day Live.”

Lauren graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Florida, where she was awarded the Four-Year Scholar Award, a distinction bestowed to those who graduate at the top of their class. While in Gainesville, Lauren anchored and reported for WUFT-TV and was part of the team responsible for launching a Spanish-language web-based news service targeting Alachua and the surrounding counties titled AM850: Noticias en Español.

In her free time, Lauren enjoys reading and spending time with her husband, son Jordan, and their dog Daisy.

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Lauren’s List: Making The Most Of Your LinkedIn Profile

In today’s “Lauren’s List”, we’re looking at how to make the most of social media.



Lauren’s List: What “Not” To Share On Social Media

We’re all probably guilty of sharing just a little too much on social media.


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South Florida Survivor Uses Poetry To Ease Pain Of Father’s Death

Anthon Samuel was just days shy of his eighth birthday when he witnessed the unthinkable.



Lauren’s List: Unique List Of Hurricane Prep Tips

Hurricane season is officially upon us and today’s “Lauren’s List” is all about making sure you’re prepared to ride out a storm.



Lauren’s List: The Simple Things People Use to “Judge” You

You’ve heard the age-old advice before- “Never judge a book by its cover.”


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FBI Promotes “Child ID” App On National Missing Children’s Day

The FBI is encouraging parents to download its “Child ID App” on Wednesday, May 25th which is National Missing Children’s Day.


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Lauren’s List: Travel Tips To Save You Time & Money

Here is this week’s Lauren List which was created to help you save time and money when traveling this summer.


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LSD Micro-Doses Reportedly Unleash Creativity, Problem-Solving

A growing number of professionals are taking what they call a wonder drug to ramp up their job performance and stoke their problem-solving abilities.


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Lawsuit Filed Over Sweetwater Land Deal

A lawsuit has been filed against the City of Sweetwater claiming the pending sale of two acres of land is illegal, because voters never got a say in the matter.


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True Survivor Defies Odds; Climbs Mountains With One Lung

Sean Swarner knows what it’s like to be on top of the world. But his climb to the highest point on earth was sometimes filled with painful lows.



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