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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Some Airlines Fight Against Comparison-Shopping Websites

If you shop online for flights, chances are you visit multiple sites in search of the best deal.

06/17/2015

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Smoke Alarm May Not Be Enough To Wake Sleeping Child

The incessant beep of a smoke alarm is enough to drive someone crazy, but is the chirping sound enough to wake a child from deep sleep in an emergency?

06/16/2015

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Jeb Plays Up Accomplishments As Gov Before “Big Announcement”

The Gibson Center at Miami-Dade College’s Kendall campus will serve as the backdrop when former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announces his plan to seek the Republican nomination for President Monday.

06/15/2015

BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 16:  Saffron from Iran lies on display at a stand at the International Green Week agricultural trade fair (Internationale Gruene Woche) on January 16, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. The International Green Week is the world's largest agricultural trade fair and is open to the public from January 16-25.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Reach For Natural Pain Relief In Your Kitchen Cabinet

Those living with pain, suffering from chronic conditions like arthritis or joint pain, can opt for looking in their kitchen cabinet instead of their medicine cabinet.

06/10/2015

The Miami Dolphins are using the off-season to give back to the community.  (Source: CBS4)

Dolphins Pitch In To Make Over Hialeah School

The Miami Dolphins are using the off-season to give back to the community.

06/10/2015

Truck captured on surveillance shortly after hit and run. (Source: Miami Police Dept.)

Police Hope Video Leads To Fatal Hit & Run Driver

Miami Police are looking for the driver of a pick-up truck who crashed into an elderly man and left him for dead.

06/09/2015

Davie Police were investigating an animal abuse claim involving more than two dozen horses and other farm animals on June 3, 2015. (Source: CBS4)

Police Investigate Report Of Neglect At Davie Farm

Animal rights advocates were back at a Davie farm Thursday to check on animals they described as “malnourished”.

06/04/2015

BEIJING, CHINA - JULY 07:  German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a welcoming ceremony by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang outside the Great Hall of the People on July 7, 2014 in Beijing, China.  (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)

Forbes Releases List Of Most Powerful Women In The World

Beyoncé may have said it best: “Who run the world? Girls!”

05/26/2015

South Florida's ever-changing weather has kept visitors guessing on day three of Urban Beach Week. (Source: CBS4)

Urban Beach Week Winding Down

One of the biggest parties of the year on Miami Beach — Urban Beach Week — wraps up Memorial Day.

05/25/2015

One of several fires burning in Big Cypress National Preserve. (Source: Cory Dutton, NPS)

South Florida’s Smoky, Hazy Skies Caused By Big Cypress Brush Fires

Smoke from several large fires burning in the Everglades is causing hazy conditions in South Florida.

CBS Miami–05/22/2015

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