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: Going Through Your Post-Storm To-Do List

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Lauren’s List: Post-Irma Additions To Hurricane Prep Checklist

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Tips On How To Emotionally & Mentally Prepare For Hurricane Irma

Have you thought about how to get emotionally and mentally prepared for Hurricane Irma?


Lauren’s List: Tips To Assure Your Financial Freedom In Retirement

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South Florida Feels Pinch At The Pump, Thanks Harvey

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Labor Day weekend road trip will cost a bit more this year, as gas prices shoot up in response to Hurricane Harvey. At one Doral gas […]


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Some of Miami’s public spaces will soon look a little different.


Lauren’s List: Easy Tips To Undo The Damage Of Shrinking Clothes

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Lauren’s List: Signs Of Bullying At School

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