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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The tone of Wednesday night’s Republican National Convention was decidedly less “anti-Hillary” and more “pro-Trump”.
Day 3 of the Republican National Convention will bring speeches from top Republicans.
While this week and Cleveland may look like nothing more than a giant GOP pep rally, there are definitely opposing forces at play.
Before the prime time speeches Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention the delegates had some business to attend to.
The theme of the evening session at the Republican National Convention is “Make America Work Again.”
Many delegates to the RNC are giving Melania Trump the benefit of the doubt.
Tense moments on the convention floor Monday afternoon gave way to dancing and cheers in the evening.
Outside the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, armed officers and chain link fences surround the event space, a fitting reminder of one of this year’s big campaign themes.