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: How To Make Yourself Happier

Today’s Lauren’s List is all about helping you “turn that frown, upside down.”


Rosemary O’Hara and Nancy Ancrum (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: The Florida Primary

A special LIVE edition of Facing South Florida focuses on the upcoming Florida primary.


Robert William Rogers III is facing charges of fleeing a law enforcement officer, battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence and other charges. (Source: Indian River County Sheriff's Office)

Dash Cam Captures High Speed Chase & Fight With DUI Suspect

Dash cam captured a chase and then a brutal fight between two Indian River County Sheriff’s Office deputies and the man they were pursuing.


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Mayor Gimenez: Opponent’s Claims Have ‘No Basis In Fact’

The race for Miami-Dade County Mayor has been contentious at times, pitting an incumbent mayor against the daughter of another mayor.


Maria Mendoza's daughter, Micaela, was born with health issues related to the Zika virus. (Source: CBS)

Miami Mother Copes With Zika-Related Effects In Newborn

Maria Mendoza’s daughter, Micaela, was born with health issues related to the Zika virus.


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Campaign 2016: Candidate Raquel Regalado Gives Current MD Mayor Failing Grade

There’s already a “Mayor Regalado” in South Florida, but his daughter is now vying for the same title at the county level.


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Lauren’s List: Back To School Tips

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 (Source: CBS4)

South Florida Survivor Out To Prove Everyone Has A Purpose

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.


GOP Florida Senate candidate and real estate developer Carlos Beruff. (Source: CBS4)

Beruff Is Biggest Battle In Rubio’s Bid To Hold Onto Senate Seat

Two months ago the Republican race for a Florida U.S. Senate seat looked very different.


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Lauren’s List: Take Control Of Your Time

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!




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