Natalia Zea

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Natalia Zea’s passion is telling stories that take the viewer deep inside our community. Whether the focus is on local government issues, crime, or positive highlights of South Florida her hope is that the viewer not only learns something, but also feels something from the story.

Natalia arrived at CBS4 News in October of 2006. During her time in South Florida she has broken public corruption stories, covered big breaking news events, and has gone in-depth on community issues in many neighborhoods including Liberty City, Little Havana, and Pompano Beach.

She was honored to win the “Community Impact” award from the South Florida Association of Black Journalists.

Natalia previously worked at WOAI-TV in San Antonio, TX. She covered Hurricane Katrina from New Orleans- before, during and after the storm, and she broke a story about faulty firefighter equipment that led to sweeping changes in that city.

Natalia began her career working for KDBC-TV, the CBS affiliate in El Paso, TX. During her time there, she crossed the border into Ciudad Juarez, Mexico dozens of times to cover the heartbreaking stories about the string of serial rapes and murders of low-income women in that city, as well as drug violence, and immigration issues.

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Natalia grew up in the colder climate of Denver, Colorado. She graduated from the University of Colorado-Boulder with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and a minor in Political Science. She misses snow-covered mountains, but loves Miami’s beautiful beaches, and warm weather.

Natalia enjoys spending time with her family including her adopted black labrador pup. She also spends her time hosting and taking part in numerous community events, volunteering, playing pool, and listening to music.

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The aftermath of an FHP-involved shooting in which one man has died. (Source: CBS4)

Traffic Stop Turns Deadly After Officer Shoots Suspect

A traffic stop along the Palmetto Expressway ended with shots fired and an officer being thrown from the hood of a car.

3 hours ago

Terence Pinder (Source: opalocka.gov)

Opa-Locka Commissioner Facing Charges Is Killed In Head-On Crash

An Opa-Locka commissioner scheduled to turn himself in on corruption charges died Tuesday in an early morning car crash.

22 hours ago

A two-year-old child nearly drowned at this Miramar lake after walking out of his home. (Source: CBS4)

Exclusive: Off-Duty Firefighter Helps Toddler Who Nearly Drowned

Don Marshall had just gotten home from his shift with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue when he heard his neighbor, sounding frantic.

05/19/2016

Federal officials raided a Miami Beach apartment in connection to a bankruptcy fraud investigation on May 17, 2016. (Source: CBS4)

FBI Raid Ends In Arrests For Bankruptcy Fraud

Federal officials raided a Miami Beach apartment in connection to a bankruptcy fraud investigation Tuesday morning.

05/17/2016

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Car Strikes Miami-Dade Officer, Kills Wife, While Biking

A bike ride became deadly for a Miami-Dade Police officer and his wife over the weekend.

05/16/2016

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Eco-Financing Home Improvement Program To Begin In Miami-Dade, Broward Still Considering

Coral Gables City Commissioner Vince Lago lights up when he talks about his solar panels.

05/12/2016

Fire displaces 16 residents from an apartment complex in Hialeah. (Source: CBS4)

16 Residents Displaced After Lightning Strike Sets Complex On Fire

Cleanup efforts are underway at a Hialeah condominium complex that caught fire.

05/05/2016

Police Body Camera (Source: CBS4)

Miami-Dade Police Dept. Launches Body Camera Program

After months of debate and controversy, the Miami-Dade Police Department is launching its body camera program.

04/28/2016

SANTA CLARA, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Beyoncé Kicks Off Formation World Tour Tonight In Miami

A near sell out crowd for Beyoncé’s concert Wednesday night at Marlins Park is expected to put the facility’s parking to the test.

04/27/2016

Miami Police Maj. Delrish Moss  says goodbye much like he does most things, with a smile. (Source: CBS4)

Miami Police Major Completes Last Day Before Becoming Ferguson Chief

Miami Police Maj. Delrish Moss says goodbye much like he does most things, with a smile, a hug and a casual, warm attitude.

04/26/2016

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