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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.

Senior Pastor Bob Coy resigns. (Source: http://www.calvaryftl.org/about/photo-gallery/fort-lauderdale-main-campus/)

Fort Lauderdale Megachurch Pastor Resigns Over ‘Moral Failing’

Many parishioners attending a special meeting Sunday at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale were surprised by the news of the senior pastor’s resignation.

04/07/2014

Source: BSO

BSO Sting Nets Two Arrests In Motel Burglary Attempt

Daytime burglars targeting vacationers staying in motels have been busted with the help Broward Sheriff’s Office special team of detectives.

04/04/2014

Qualecia James, 21, was killed during what police said was a drive-by shooting in Miami Gardens. She was 7-months pregnant at the time. (Source: Miami Gardens Police Department)

Baby Born 2 Months Premature After His Mother Was Shot In The Head Remains Critical

The baby boy born premature after his mother was shot in Miami Gardens Sunday remains in critical condition, but his great grandmother said the child’s prognosis is not good.

CBS Miami–04/01/2014

People lined up at the help center inside the Mall of the Americas to wait to talk face to face with someone who could help.  (Source: CBS4)

Website Problems Stall Sign-Ups For Health Insurance In West Miami-Dade

Visitors packed the Mall of the Americas Monday night to shop for health insurance.

03/31/2014

Fans of Ultra Music Festival walk the streets of downtown Miami. (Source: CBS4)

Music, Tennis, Food, Comedy & Ice Skating Fans To Pack Miami Area

Getting around Miami over the weekend will be a tedious adventure for thousands of drivers.

03/28/2014

Marlins President David Samson (MyTV 33)

Marlins Pres David Samson To Star in New Play

It’s not a publicly-funded ballpark or a jungle in the Philippines, but Miami Marlins President and Survivor castaway David Samson is making himself at home on a new stage- the one at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center.

03/27/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Miami Cops To Protest At City Hall Thursday

Miami Police officers plan to stage a demonstration outside Thursday’s city commission meeting, and if they want to go inside commission chambers, they’ll have to go gun-free.

03/26/2014

March 20, 2014: President Barack Obama arrived in Miami to attend a fundraiser. (Source: CBS4)

President Obama Stops In Miami For Fundraiser

For the second time in two weeks, President Obama was in South Florida, this time to attended a fundraiser for Democratic candidates.

03/20/2014

Nancy Joseph & Salomon Baptiste 
(Source: BSO)

Mom Accused Of Leaving Child In Van Says She Didn’t Know Girl Was In Backseat

A mother accused of leaving her child in the car while she gambled said her arrest is the result of a misunderstanding.

03/19/2014

Richard Masten, executive director of Miami-Dade Crimestoppers. (Source: CBS4)

Crime Stoppers Director Doesn’t Regret Eating Paper To Protect Tipster

A man who’s dedicated his life to putting bad guys in jail, may soon have to join them there.

03/17/2014

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