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.
Ana Alliegro – friend and political confidante of former Republican Congressman David Rivera – was arrested by Nicaraguan authorities at a hair salon Tuesday and turned over to the FBI Friday morning. Late Friday afternoon, Alliegro returned to Miami on a flight from Managua. She covered her faced with her hands as she walked through the airport.
The Medical Examiner have determined a cause of death for a teen who died after Miami Beach Police shocked the teen with a Taser last year.
Bree Ann Camacho lost her sister, but she gained new purpose.
Videos showing Justin Bieber giving a urine sample at the Miami Beach Police Department following his January arrest on suspicion of DUI will be released, but at certain clips will need to be censored so as to not show the pop star’s private parts, a judge decided Tuesday.
Miami Beach police have released revealing pictures of international pop superstar Justin Bieber shortly after he was arrested.
The Sweetwater police officer who helped save a baby who had stopped breathing on a South Florida expressway last month was honored at a commission meeting Monday night.
A woman and her neighbor managed to foil the plans of a man posing as a UPS delivery man, said Broward Sheriff’s detectives.
A Northeast Miami-Dade man is charged with first degree murder after his neighbor was found strangled in her apartment.
Video of pop star Justin Bieber made at the Miami Beach Police station after his January arrest showed him walking unsteadily during a DUI test.
Three girls were shot in a drive-by shooting in Liberty City Tuesday afternoon, police said.