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.
First Lady Michelle Obama was in Miami Tuesday to promote her “Let’s Move” initiative by announcing a new partnership aimed at providing more healthy snacks to activity time to kids, especially after school.
A police investigation revealed the Region Superintendent for the South Region office for public schools, Dr. Alexis Martinez, got involved in an incident with a gun and ended up under arrest.
The aunt of the baby boy who stopped breathing on the Dolphin Expressway on Thursday afternoon explained a similar scare with her own son seven years ago prompted her to get the CPR training that would ultimately save her nephew’s life.
Traffic came to a grinding halt Thursday afternoon on the Dolphin Expressway as a woman fled her car desperate for help to save a baby.
As the violence worsens in Venezuela, several South Florida lawmakers have come out asking for sanctions to be imposed against the country’s socialist regime led by President Nicolas Maduro.
The Department of Homeland Security has issued an advisory to airlines to be aware of new intelligence chatter about explosives in shoes.
South Florida will be jam packed with people this weekend ready to enjoy our great weather and great events as we kick off our busiest time of year with a weekend full of pricey boats and plenty of art.
A reality star and her plastic surgeon husband are one step closer to building their dream home on Miami Beach’s famed Star Island.
Heading to Miami Beach this weekend? May want to give yourself some extra time as the Boat Show is back in town—and the construction on the beach just may make travels even worse.
A young mother left brain damaged after a cosmetic procedure now relies on her own mother for all her basic needs.