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.
Today’s “Lauren’s List” has a year-by-year breakdown of how much you should be saving for your child’s college fund.
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At CBS4 we’re all about getting you moving.
By now, you’ve hopefully already changed all of your clocks to reflect the start of Daylight Saving Time.
We’ve all had moments where our clothing choices should warrant a call to the fashion police.
Parkland girl, only 7 years old, is painting 17 chairs for the 17 souls lost in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school massacre.
Today’s “Lauren’s List” breaks down the red flags you should watch out for as a job seeker.
Valentine’s Day is coming up & if you’re in a relationship, you might want to spend part of the day asking some “not so romantic questions.”
They’re serving up small business dreams in Opa-locka.
With his guitar in hand, Fabian Carrera helps others through song.