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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TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 30: U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (FL) speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate during the RNC which will conclude today. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Sen. Rubio Taking Steps To Run For President

Senator Marco Rubio is taking steps to run for president, according to one of his aides.

01/23/2015

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Bicyclists Push For Safety Plan Following Rickenbacker Causeway Death

One day after a cyclist died on the Rickenbacker Causeway, other bicyclists are calling on lawmakers for a crisis intervention.

01/22/2015

Alejandro Alvarez , 21, was arrested on January 21, 2015 in connection to a deadly accident on Rickenbacker Causeway. (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

21-Year Old Arrested In Deadly Rickenbacker Cswy Crash

A 21-year old is under arrest in connection to a crash which left one cyclist dead and another in the hospital.

01/21/2015

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech before members of Congress in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol January 20, 2015 in Washington, DC. Obama was expected to lay out a broad agenda to including attempts to address income inequality and making it easier for Americans to afford college education and child care.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

President Appeals To Congress On Multiple Fronts In State Of The Union

President Barack Obama appealed directly to congress on multiple fronts during his State of the Union address on Tuesday evening.

01/20/2015

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Teen Shot While Walking Home From MLK Parade

A 14-year-old remained in the hospital on Tuesday evening after being shot while walking home from a holiday event.

01/20/2015

A picture posted by Miss Israel, Doron Matalon while standing alongside Miss Lebanon and two other contestants. (Source: Instagram)

Miss Israel Responds To Photo Controversy

Dozens of the world’s most beautiful women are in South Florida for the Miss Universe pageant but the competition isn’t without controversy.

01/20/2015

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Passengers Bring Cigars, Alcohol Under New Cuba Travel Policy

As Friday marked the start of eased travel restrictions between the United State and Cuba, the biggest difference was seen in the international arrivals area, where passengers carried alcohol and tobacco products brought over from the communist island.

01/16/2015

Passengers getting ready to travel  to Cuba on last day of stringent restrictions. (Source: CBS4)

Travelers To Travel Agents Affected By U.S. Ease On Cuba Restrictions

The U.S.’s ease on travel and trade restrictions has had an effect on South Florida’s travel industry from those boarding the planes to those selling the tickets.

01/15/2015

Miami-Dade Police investigating what's being called a murder-suicide attempt at a Westchester shopping center on January 13, 2015. (Source: CBS4)

Police Investigate Murder-Suicide Attempt At Westchester Shopping Center

Miami-Dade Police are investigating what’s being called a murder-suicide attempt at a Westchester shopping center.

01/13/2015

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Exclusive: Woman Accused Of Stealing Pricey Pieces In Custody

A woman accused of stealing some pricey pieces from a South Miami jewelry store is in custody, according to South Miami Police.

01/09/2015

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