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.
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 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.
Two months ago the Republican race for a Florida U.S. Senate seat looked very different.
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!
A South Florida college student is back home from the trip of a lifetime thanks to Make-A-Wish Southern Florida.
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.
It’s Monday, and for many of you, that means the start of a new work week!
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.
The tone of Wednesday night’s Republican National Convention was decidedly less “anti-Hillary” and more “pro-Trump”.
Day 3 of the Republican National Convention will bring speeches from top Republicans.