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: How to Build Trust in the Workplace

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

08/01/2016

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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.

07/25/2016

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”.

07/20/2016

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.

07/20/2016

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Dems In Cleveland Running “Counter Convention”

While this week and Cleveland may look like nothing more than a giant GOP pep rally, there are definitely opposing forces at play.

07/20/2016

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers a speech on the second day of the Republican National Convention on July 19, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena 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: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Florida RNC Delegate Throws Friendly Jab At Cleveland While Casting Vote

Before the prime time speeches Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention the delegates had some business to attend to.

07/19/2016

An attendee holds a Donald Trump mask on the floor prior to the start of the second day of the Republican National Convention on July 19, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Latino, Black Vote A Point Of Concern At GOP Convention

The theme of the evening session at the Republican National Convention is “Make America Work Again.”

07/19/2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's wife Melania addresses delegate on stage during the evening session of the Republican National Convention at the Quicken Loans arena in Cleveland, Ohio on July 18, 2016.
The Republican Party opened its national convention Monday, kicking off a four-day political jamboree that will anoint billionaire Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee. (Source: ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)

RNC Delegates Defend Melania Trump Following Speech Controversy

Many delegates to the RNC are giving Melania Trump the benefit of the doubt.

07/19/2016

Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (2nd L) along with other delegates from Virginia chant for a rule call vote on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicks off on July 18.  (Source: John Moore/Getty Images)

Floridians At RNC Respond To Convention Chaos

Tense moments on the convention floor Monday afternoon gave way to dancing and cheers in the evening.

07/18/2016

RNC stage in Cleveland (Source: CBS)

Florida Delegation Ready For GOP Convention

Outside the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, armed officers and chain link fences surround the event space, a fitting reminder of one of this year’s big campaign themes.

07/18/2016

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