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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An attorney for Killian High stabbing victim DeAndre Johnson released a picture of the teen in a South Florida hospital on April 1, 2015. (Source: Judd Rosen)

Killian High Stabbing Victim Expected To Be “Okay”

The attorney for family of a student stabbed at Miami Killian Senior High has released a picture of the teen now in the hospital.

04/01/2015

Miramar Police are investigating the scene where a man died on a driveway. (Source: CBS4)

Man’s Body Found On Miramar Driveway

Miramar Police are investigating the scene where a man died on a driveway.

03/31/2015

10-year-old Marlon "Merv" Eason, was shot in the head outside his home on Northwest 4th Court Tuesday. (Source: Twitter)

Reward Increased For Info Leading To Arrest In Death Of 10-Year-Old

A South Florida church congregation is donating $1,000 to help find the killer of 10-year-old Marlon “Merv” Eason.

03/31/2015

10-year-old Marlon "Merv" Eason, was shot in the head outside his home on Northwest 4th Court Tuesday. (Source: Twitter)

Mothers Embrace As Community Rallies To Find Their Sons’ Killers

Two mothers, both longing to hold their sons again, instead held one another at the culmination of a community march designed to find answers that might lead to the people who killed their children.

03/26/2015

Ultra Music Festival 625 (Source: CBS4)

Ultra Music Festival To Kick Off Friday With Some Changes

Along with the Spring season, comes the music festival that attracts thousands to South Florida every year but there are some changes this year.

03/24/2015

File photo of a doctor wearing a stethoscope. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

MD Health Dept: Case Of TB Confirmed In Miami-Dade

The Miami-Dade County Health Department on Monday confirmed a case of tuberculosis in which the patient died.

03/23/2015

Commissioner Don Garber, David Beckham and Mayor Carlos Gimenez attends a press conference to announce their plans to launch a new Major League Soccer franchise at PAMM Art Museum on February 5, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Source: Aaron Davidson/Getty Images)

MLS Commissioner Planning Trip To Miami Hoping ‘To Get Something Done’

There was a lot of excitement in South Florida following the announcement by soccer icon David Beckham that he was planning on bringing a Major League Soccer team and new soccer-centric stadium to Miami.

03/23/2015

Ahizyah Osceola  (Source: Hollywood Police)

Police: “Exhaustive Search” For 3-Year-Old Ends In Tragedy

A memorial near the home where a Hollywood boy was found dead continued to grow Friday night, as neighbors, most who didn’t know the child, stopped by with flowers, candles and stuffed animals.

03/20/2015

DCF investigator Shani Smith, caseworker probed in the death of an 11 month old boy, lacked certification, records show.

Fmr. DCF Investigator Released From Jail

A former child protective investigator, arrested on charges of official misconduct, was released from jail on Thursday evening.

03/19/2015

DCF investigator Shani Smith, caseworker probed in the death of an 11 month old boy, lacked certification, records show.

Fmr. DCF Investigator Arrested On Misconduct Charges

A former child protective investigator is under arrest on charges of official misconduct related to a case where a child died after he was left in a hot car.

03/18/2015

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