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: Back To School Tips

School starts today, August 22nd, in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. So today’s “Lauren’s List” is geared to the students out there and the parents who want to see them succeed!


Devin Alvarez (Source: CBS4)

South Florida Survivor Out To Prove Everyone Has A Purpose

Devin Alvarez has had almost four dozen surgeries and he’s not even 20 years old. His mom was told he wouldn’t make it, but he proved the doctors wrong.


GOP Florida Senate candidate and real estate developer Carlos Beruff. (Source: CBS4)

Beruff Is Biggest Battle In Rubio’s Bid To Hold Onto Senate Seat

Two months ago the Republican race for a Florida U.S. Senate seat looked very different.


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Lauren’s List: Take Control Of Your Time

Sometimes, it feels like 24 hours in a day just isn’t enough. But taking two minutes to read this “Lauren’s List” may help!


South Florida college student Stephanie Diaz is back home from the trip of a lifetime thanks to Make-A-Wish Southern Florida.   (Source: CBS4)

Make-A-Wish Helps Make College Student’s Dream Come True

A South Florida college student is back home from the trip of a lifetime thanks to Make-A-Wish Southern Florida.


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Lauren’s List: 4 Ways To Meet New People

Dating can be daunting, and making new friends as an adult can feel pretty awkward. But relationship experts say putting yourself out there doesn’t have to be that complicated.



Lauren’s List: How to Build Trust in the Workplace

It’s Monday, and for many of you, that means the start of a new work week!



Lauren’s List: Tips To Make Manic Mondays Easier

Today’s Lauren’s List is here to tell you the health mistakes experts say we all make on the weekends that we pay for every Monday.


Florida Governor Rick Scott delivers a speech on the third day of the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Source: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Florida Republican Leaders Speak At RNC

The tone of Wednesday night’s Republican National Convention was decidedly less “anti-Hillary” and more “pro-Trump”.


Donald Trump and his family attend a welcome arrival event with Governor Mike Pence and his family at the Great Lakes Science Centre on July 20, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicked off on July 18.  (Source: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

GOP VP Pick To Address RNC As Clinton Prepares To Announce Running Mate

Day 3 of the Republican National Convention will bring speeches from top Republicans.




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