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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Arby’s Employees Fired, Suspended After Being Accused Of Refusing To Serve Cop

Arby’s is trying to make it right with law enforcement across South Florida.

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MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 02:  U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Miami Dade College on the importance of helping more Americans go to college September 2, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Biden spoke about the critical role that partnerships between community colleges and employers play in helping Americans obtain the skills they need to succeed in the workforce.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

VP Biden In Miami; Still Not Talking About Possible White House Run

At a speech at Miami-Dade College Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden referred to himself as “the White House optimist.”

09/02/2015

Authorities are investigating after 17-year-old Elord Revolte died after a fight at a Miami-Dade detention center. 
(Source: missingkids.com)

Juvenile Inmate Dies After Fight At Detention Center In NW Dade

Police said they have launched an investigation after a teenager, being held in the state’s juvenile detention facility in Miami, died in a fight.

09/01/2015

Ft. Lauderdale Beach Flooding

Heavy Rain, Seasonal High Tides Combine To Raise Potential For Flood

What was once Tropical Storm Erika is no longer a threat to South Florida, but the possibility of flooding is still very real.

08/29/2015

(Source: CBS4)

BSO Investigating Apparent Murder-Suicide Of Siblings In Pompano

A brother and sister are dead in what investigators are calling “an apparent murder suicide” in Pompano Beach.

08/26/2015

Pinecrest Police are trying to solve a string of recent residential burglaries as neighbors try to figure out how to better secure their homes.
(Source: Constantino Mendieta)

Pinecrest Residents Worried Over Recent Burglaries

Pinecrest Police are trying to solve a string of recent residential burglaries as homeowners try to figure out how to better secure their homes.

08/25/2015

A truck slammed into the cab carrying Barbara Jimenez and her boyfriend John Fox just outside of Havana.
(Source: GoFundMe)

South Florida College Student Trapped In Cuba After Crash

A South Florida college student who has no insurance is stuck in Cuba after a violent crash.

08/24/2015

Police say the man in this sketch could be linked to a one-year old rape case. 
(Source: Miami Police)

Police Re-Release Vital Info In Attack-Ridden Coral Gables Neighborhood

A year-old rape case and a rash of residential burglaries are still unsolved in Coral Gables, more than a year after the first case was reported. In an effort to raise awareness, police are re-releasing some vital safety information.

08/21/2015

Pink Pony, the Doral strip club shut down last week after investigators found evidence minors were drinking and doing drugs there, was given the green light to reopen late next month.
(Source: CBS4)

Pink Pony Strip Club Allowed To Reopen Under Certain Conditions

Pink Pony, the Doral strip club shut down last week after investigators found evidence minors were drinking and doing drugs there, was given the green light to reopen late next month.

08/20/2015

(Source: Sweetwater Police Department)

Sweetwater Police Property Room Closed After FDLE Audit

When Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigators came to Sweetwater earlier this summer, the mayor thought they would be there for three, maybe four days.

08/19/2015

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