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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 Make A Great First Impression At Your New Job

Today’s Lauren’s List is about how to make a great first impression at a new place of employment.


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Lauren’s List: How To Deal With Nuisance Neighbors

You’ve probably heard the phrase “love thy neighbor.”


FPL employee Robert Onsgard trains for the Dolphins Cancer Challenge bike ride. (Source: CBS4)

Survivor Inspires FPL Colleague’s Ride For Dolphins Cancer Challenge

The Dolphins Cancer Challenge will be held February 11th, and we at CBS 4 are proud to feature the stories of the participants leading up to the big ride.


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Lauren’s List: What Not To Say To Your Boss

Hopefully you’re enjoying one more day of vacation from work today, but if you have to go back tomorrow, how about making sure you start the new year on the right foot!



Lauren’s List: Wrap Up The Spice, Re-Gift The Nice

By now, it’s been decided whether you’ve been naughty or nice this year.


Jim and Michael Sayih. (Courtesy: Miami Dolphins)

Father-Son Team Share Reason To Ride At Dolphins Cancer Challenge

Whether they’re training or competing, Jim and Michael Sayih are a team.


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Lauren’s List: How To Make Your Holiday Donations Count On Your Taxes

Today’s Lauren’s list reveals how to make your holiday donations count on your taxes.



Spotlight On ‘Moonlight’ After Multiple Golden Globe Nominations

Barry Jenkins is celebrating Monday night after learning “Moonlight” is up for multiple Golden Globe nominations.


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Lauren’s List: Tips For Making The Most Of Your Next Checkup

Whether it’s for a routine checkup, or for a specific ailment, it’s important to go beyond “Dr. Google!”


Fernando Frias and Miriam Alvarez don't know each other, but they share a common history. (Source: CBS4)

Cuban Americans Share Family Histories On Social Media

When news of Fidel Castro’s death first broke, Cuban Americans in South Florida took to the streets with pots and pans.




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