Lauren Pastrana

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Lauren Pastrana 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.

She believes everyone has a story to tell and she is anxious 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 and their rescue dog, Daisy.

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Mayor Slaton Won’t Fight Decision To Allow Pizzi To Return To Office

Time is running out for Miami Lakes to appeal a court ruling that Michael Pizzi should be re-instated as the town’s mayor.

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Antonio Jones (top left), Bienvenido Valera (upper right), Theodist Grimes (lower left) and Wendell Clark (lower right) are facing multiple charges.  (Source: Miami-Dade Police)

Surveillance Video Shows Altercation Before Police Shootout

Gunfire erupted in a Miami-Dade neighborhood during the police pursuit of two robbery suspects.

04/23/2015

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center during a visit to the Everglades National Park on April 22, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. The President visited the park on Earth Day where he spoke about the threat that climate change poses to our economy and to the world.(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

President Designates Marjory Stoneman Douglas Home As Historic Landmark

During his visit to Everglades National Park Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced the Coconut Grove cottage of famed conservationist Marjory Stoneman Douglas would be designated as a national historic landmark.

04/22/2015

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Sobering Proposal For South Beach

Miami Beach’s streets may look a bit different in the early morning hours, if a newly proposed prohibition takes effect.

04/16/2015

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One Dead In NW Miami-Dade Police-Involved Shooting

One man is dead after a police-involved shooting in Northwest Miami-Dade on Wednesday night.

04/15/2015

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Rubio’s Team Launches New Twitter Account Ahead Of Presidential Run

Hours before he makes his presidential intentions official at a major rally in Downtown Miami, Marco Rubio is already a trending topic on twitter.

04/13/2015

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Family Sets Up Charity In Name Of Man Killed In Police-Involved Shooting

The mother of the man killed by a Miami Gardens police officer says she’s looking for justice. But she’s also hoping for change.

04/10/2015

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Elderly Woman Says Man Tried To Sexually Assault Her

Detectives are on the lookout after an elderly woman says she scared off a man who was inside her home early Friday.

04/10/2015

An American Bulldog named Rudy somehow got out of the house and went after a little boy walking by with his mom on April 9, 2015. (Source: CBS4)

8-Year Old Mauled By Dog In Miami

Rescue crews rushed an 8-year old, mauled by a dog, to a South Florida hospital on Thursday.

04/09/2015

Safety Sean Taylor talks with reporters after the Washington Redskins held their first day of training camp July 31, 2006 at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia.  (Source: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Sean Taylor To Be Inducted Into UM Sports Hall Of Fame

Sean Taylor was posthumously inducted into the University of Miami Sports Gall of Fame Thursday evening.

04/09/2015

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