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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Report: Man Missing At Sea After Trying To Flee Cuba

On the eve of the landmark announcement signaling a policy shift between the U.S. and Cuba, a group of Cubans tried to flee the communist island.

6 hours ago

A second day of Cuba policy change opinions served up at Cafe Versailles in Little Havana. (Source: CBS4)

Policy Change Splits Cubans, No Treaty At Café Versailles

A day following President Barack Obama’s Cuba history-making policy change, people from around the world–of different opinions–gathered again at Café Versailles in Little Havana.

12/18/2014

Family and friends of slain journalist Steven Sotloff gathered on Decmber 16, 2014 to celebrate Hanukkah and commemorate Sotloff. (Source: CBS4)

Parents Of Slain American Journalist Light Menorah Candle

As South Floridans celebrate the start of Hanukkah, the family of murdered journalist Steven Sotloff were set to honor him on Tuesday.

12/16/2014

December 5, 2014: Protesters in the streets of Miami snarled traffic to Art Basel. (Source: CBS4)

Miami Beach Police Caution MacArthur Causeway Drivers Of Protest

The Miami Beach Police Department is warning drivers to be prepared for delays due to protest.

12/12/2014

ST. PAUL, MN - JULY 24: Former President Bill Clinton attends the Starkey Hearing Foundation's 'So The World May Hear Awards Gala' 2011 at River Centre on July 24, 2011 in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images for Starkey Hearing Foundation)

Clinton Meets With Estefans After Holding Summit

Former President Bill Clinton spoke Thursday to kick off a summit on the Americas held in South Florida.

12/11/2014

Pete Blanco's son blows out his father's birthday candles while Blanco is in the hospital recovering .(Source: CBS4)

Birthday Celebration Raises Money For Chase Crash Victim

A birthday party held Wednesday night had all the makings of a great celebration.

12/10/2014

December 7, 2014: A shooting in Liberty City injured a 3-year-old.  (Source: Travell Eiland/CBS4)

Police Arrest Teen In Shooting Of 3-Year-Old Girl

Miami Police have arrested a teen in connection with the shooting of a three-year-old girl in Liberty City Sunday.

12/09/2014

December 8, 2014: A teenager and a child were struck by a vehicle in Dania Beach. (Source: CBS4)

BSO: Teenager And Child Are Victims Of Hit And Run

A teenager and a five-year-old child were struck by a vehicle Monday night in Dania Beach.

12/08/2014

(Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Man Accused Of Robbing Magic City Casino Winners

A man is accused of stalking and robbing Magic City gamblers.

09/12/2014

Source: CBS4

Parents Accused Of Beating And Starving Son Appear In Court

A Homestead mother and father are being held without bond on charges of kidnapping and child abuse.

09/12/2014

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