Lauren Pastrana

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Lauren Pastrana is the co-anchor of CBS4 News This Morning airing Monday-Friday, from 5 to 7 AM. She 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.

Lauren believes everyone has a story to tell and she loves 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, son Jordan, and their dog Daisy.

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Lauren’s List: Things You Can’t Recycle

Recycling is great for the environment but did you know you might be recycling wrong?

CBS4–04/23/2018

Lauren’s List: Year-By-Year College Savings Guide

Today’s “Lauren’s List” has a year-by-year breakdown of how much you should be saving for your child’s college fund.

CBS4–04/09/2018

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Lauren’s List: Common Mistakes You Might Be Making In The Shower

It’s one of life’s most basic tasks. So did you know you might be bathing all wrong?

CBS4–04/02/2018

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Lauren’s List: Exercises You Can Avoid

At CBS4 we’re all about getting you moving.

03/26/2018

Lauren’s List: Pros & Cons Of Daylight Saving Time

By now, you’ve hopefully already changed all of your clocks to reflect the start of Daylight Saving Time.

03/12/2018

Lauren’s List: Clothing That May Be Affecting Your Health

We’ve all had moments where our clothing choices should warrant a call to the fashion police.

03/05/2018

Parkland Girl Paints ‘Sunny Seats’ To Honor 17 Souls

Parkland girl, only 7 years old, is painting 17 chairs for the 17 souls lost in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school massacre.

02/28/2018

Lauren’s List: Red Flags For Job Seekers

Today’s “Lauren’s List” breaks down the red flags you should watch out for as a job seeker.

02/26/2018

Lauren’s List: Will Your Relationship Last (Based On Science)?

Valentine’s Day is coming up & if you’re in a relationship, you might want to spend part of the day asking some “not so romantic questions.”

02/12/2018

New Fund Could Spark Small Business Boom In Opa-locka

They’re serving up small business dreams in Opa-locka.

02/08/2018

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