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: Parenting Traps To Avoid

Today’s “Lauren’s List” highlights some of the child discipline mistakes we may all be guilty of making, according to

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CBS4's Lauren Pastrana talks with South Florida Survivor Orestes Mirabal. (CBS4)

South Florida Survivor: Former Drop Out Turned MBA Grad & Mentor

Walking through a university classroom in his suede sport coat, Orestes Mirabal looks nothing like a gangster.


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Lauren’s List: The “Bad” Habits That May Be Good For You

Scientists have long-studied the pros and cons of human behavior, from hygiene habits to organizational styles. Well, it turns out they have found there are actually some bad habits that can have positive results, according to Business Insider.


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Lauren’s List: Cracking Down On Money Mistakes

You love it when that paycheck comes in. But are you spending it wisely?


Terri Cooper, owner of Coalition Connection (Source: CBS4/Lauren Pastrana)

South Florida Survivor Offers Life-Changing Yoga Classes To Kids

To Terri Cooper, every breath is a gift.


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Lauren’s List: How To Make Yourself Happier

Today’s Lauren’s List is all about helping you “turn that frown, upside down.”


Rosemary O’Hara and Nancy Ancrum (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: The Florida Primary

A special LIVE edition of Facing South Florida focuses on the upcoming Florida primary.


Robert William Rogers III is facing charges of fleeing a law enforcement officer, battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence and other charges. (Source: Indian River County Sheriff's Office)

Dash Cam Captures High Speed Chase & Fight With DUI Suspect

Dash cam captured a chase and then a brutal fight between two Indian River County Sheriff’s Office deputies and the man they were pursuing.


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Mayor Gimenez: Opponent’s Claims Have ‘No Basis In Fact’

The race for Miami-Dade County Mayor has been contentious at times, pitting an incumbent mayor against the daughter of another mayor.


Maria Mendoza's daughter, Micaela, was born with health issues related to the Zika virus. (Source: CBS)

Miami Mother Copes With Zika-Related Effects In Newborn

Maria Mendoza’s daughter, Micaela, was born with health issues related to the Zika virus.



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