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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A house showing in Fort Lauderdale turned deadly for a prospective buyer on February 26, 2015. (Source: CBS4)

House Hunting Turns Deadly In Fort Lauderdale

A Fort Lauderdale home that has never been lived in has already seen death.

02/26/2015

Officers arrested Cole Durrett Borror Ekus, 19, from Fort Lauderdale, and George Herbert Coloney IV, 19, from Weston, on charges of sexual battery. (Courtesy: Leon County Jail)

South Florida Teens Accused Of Raping Woman At FSU Campus

Two Florida State University (FSU) students are under arrest, accused of raping a student on campus.

02/25/2015

South Florida residents stepped in to help "Olaf" who was severely beaten. (Source: CBS4)

Bad Case Of Animal Abuse Has Dog Lovers Stepping Up To Help

A case of animal abuse in Palm Beach County has dog lovers all over South Florida stepping up to help.

02/24/2015

Robert Konrad (Source: CBS4)

Video Shows Moments After Fmr. Dolphins Player Swam 9 Miles To Safety

Newly released video shows the moments after an ex-Dolphin player’s 9-mile swim to safety that saved his life.

02/24/2015

Inmate Dasyl Rios was dragged though a Broward courthouse hallway for reportedly being loud and disrespectful. (Source: Attorney Bill Gelin/JAA Blog)

Caught On Camera: Woman Dragged Through Broward Courthouse

A woman was dragged through the Broward courthouse on Monday for reportedly being loud and disrespectful.

02/23/2015

Plants covered at Galloway Farms Nursery for cold weather (Source: CBS4)

Tourists Can’t Escape Cold, As Locals Take Precautions For Pets & Plants

Tourists traded the usual flip flops and bathing suits on South Beach for sweaters and scarves Thursday.

02/19/2015

A homeowner shows the conditions she has to live in her Liberty City apartment. (Source: CBS4)

Tenant Who Complained About Living Conditions Still Without Power

Wednesday marked day five without power for Jemeena Grimes and her family.

02/18/2015

Watson Sagaille  (Source: Florida Department Of Corrections)

Police-Involved Shooting Sends Man To Hospital In NW Dade

Authorities are investigating a police involved shooting in northwest Miami-Dade County on Tuesday.

02/17/2015

(Source: CBS4)

Tenants At Another Liberty City Apartment Describe “Housing Horrors”

A Liberty City woman who describes her living conditions as “deplorable” is asking for help after power to her unit was shut off Saturday.

02/16/2015

(Source: CBS4)

Car Slams Into North Miami Beach Business

The owner of a North Miami Beach business spent Friday cleaning up after a car plowed into his store front overnight.

02/13/2015

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