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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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(Source: CBS4)

Accused Cop Killer Takes Plea Deal In 1988 Killing

A man accused of killing a Miami police officer during a traffic stop in 1988 accepted a plea deal Wednesday.

07/16/2014

(Courtesy: Miami-Dade Police)

Man Accused Of Trying To Kidnap Child From Community Center

Police arrested a man accused of trying to kidnap a child at a Miami community center.

07/15/2014

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez (Source: CBS4)

Miami-Dade Commissioners To Vote On Max Tax Rate Tuesday

As Miami-Dade commissioners prepare to vote on the maximum tax rate Tuesday, Mayor Carlos Gimenez stressed his proposed budget as a “worst-case scenario” for the county.

07/14/2014

One person was killed, two others injured in a crash on the MacArthur Causeway. (Source: CBS4)

Video Shows Deadly MacArthur Causeway Crash

Video released by the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office Wednesday shows the shocking moment of impact from a deadly crash on the MacArthur Causeway in April.

07/09/2014

University of Miami football players Alexander Figueroa (left) and Jawand Blue (right) are accused of sexually battering a 17-year old girl.  (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Two UM Football Players Arrested For Sexual Battery On UM Campus

Two University of Miami Football players were arrested Tuesday, both accused of sexual battery.

07/08/2014

Security video from a nearby apartment building shows the frantic moments following a deadly shooting in Northwest Miami-Dade Sunday. (Source: CBS4)

Video Shows Frantic Moments Following Deadly Shooting

Security video from a nearby apartment building shows the frantic moments following a deadly shooting in Northwest Miami-Dade Sunday.

07/02/2014

Miramar near drowning 7/1/14 (Source: CBS4)

Mother Charged With Attempted Murder In Infant Near Drowning

Police and fire rescue responded to a near drowning of a three-month-old Tuesday night in Miramar.

07/01/2014

Miami is the last stop for  pilot Amelia Earhart before the start of the international leg of her journey to become the youngest woman to fly around the world in a single engine aircraft. (Source: CBS4)

Amelia Earhart Makes Miami Stop Before Long Flight

Miami is the last stop for a female pilot before the start of the international leg of her journey to become the youngest woman to fly around the world in a single engine aircraft.

06/27/2014

A surveillance camera captures what is believed to be theft of a cell phone.  (Source: Coral Springs PD)

Woman Loses Cell Phone; Believes Video Shows Thief In Action

You’re probably familiar with the the saying “Finders, Keepers.” One woman believes surveillance video shows a fellow fast food customer taking that phrase a bit too seriously.

06/26/2014

Proposed MLS stadium. (Source: Miami-Dade Commissioner Xavier Suarez)

Commissioner: Site Next To Marlins Park Only “Feasible Option” For Soccer Stadium

The grass-filled lot just west of Marlins Park is already a popular spot for locals to play soccer.

06/25/2014

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