Lauren Pastrana

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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.

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A 16-year-old boy is under arrest, accused of burglarizing a Sprint store not once, but twice. (Source: CBS4 Viewer)

Teen Accused Of Burglarizing Same Sprint Store Twice

A 16-year-old boy is under arrest, accused of burglarizing a Sprint store not once, but twice.

05/07/2015

Miami-Dade Police have released surveillance video of instances of arson and a shooting in an effort to find the culprits. (Source: Miami-Dade Police Dept.)

Video Released In Dade Arson, Shooting Investigation

Miami-Dade Police have released surveillance video of instances of arson and a shooting in an effort to find the culprits.

05/06/2015

Dash Cam video captured  a man's joy ride in a stolen cop car (Source: Florida Highway Patrol)

Exclusive: Dash Cam Captures Man’s Joy Ride In Stolen Cop Car

Newly released dash cam video shows a 20-minute portion of one man’s joy ride in a stolen Miami police cruiser.

05/05/2015

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Thousands Of Dollars In Hair Extensions Stolen In Robbery

A ‘hairy’ situation over the weekend at a North Miami Beach beauty supply store after the employees were robbed at gunpoint for – hair extensions.

05/04/2015

Building fire Miami (Source: CBS4)

One Person Dead After Apartment Building Goes Up In Flames

Heavy flames and smoke are coming from a small apartment building in Miami.

05/01/2015

According to court documents, 45-year old Miguel Moran Diaz was arrested outside his Miami apartment earlier this month. (Source: CBS4)

Agents Arrest Alleged ISIS Sympathizer In Miami

A man is in federal lock-up accused of having firearms, even though he’s a convicted felon but it’s what investigators said he planned to do with those weapons that may be shocking.

04/29/2015

Authorities are searching for the person or people responsible for vandalizing a memorial in Margate. (Courtesy: City of Margate Police Dept.)

Police Search For Margate Memorial Vandal(s)

Authorities are searching for those responsible for vandalizing a veteran memorial statue in Margate.

04/28/2015

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Drivers Learn More About Ongoing I-75 Construction

If you’ve driven on I-75 lately, you’ve likely noticed the ongoing construction.

04/28/2015

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Mayor Slaton Won’t Fight Decision To Allow Pizzi To Return To Office

Time is running out for Miami Lakes to appeal a court ruling that Michael Pizzi should be re-instated as the town’s mayor.

04/27/2015

Antonio Jones (top left), Bienvenido Valera (upper right), Theodist Grimes (lower left) and Wendell Clark (lower right) are facing multiple charges.  (Source: Miami-Dade Police)

Surveillance Video Shows Altercation Before Police Shootout

Gunfire erupted in a Miami-Dade neighborhood during the police pursuit of two robbery suspects.

04/23/2015

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