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.
Some good news for students who tired of taking so many tests. Miami-Dade County Public Schools will administer 24 fewer tests this year, following a preliminary review of the District’s testing program
Miami-Dade Police Detectives made a big arrest in a crime that forever changed the life of a young man the same day he registered for college.
He speaks softly but the words Bryan Perez speaks carry a burden far beyond his 20 years. Perez was severely injured in an attempted home invasion and a shooting.
The family of an innocent bystander gunned down during a drive-by shooting is pleading help.
A judge has denied bond for a man charged with the murder of a woman who has been missing for more than a year, and whose body has never been found.
Another round of jail sentences were handed down to a convicted conman who pleaded pled guilty to fraud and grand theft for living large at South Florida hotels and skipping out on the bills.
A Sawgrass Springs Middle School student has been charged after she and five of her eighth grade classmates were taken to the hospital Wednesday after they took a prescription drug.
Officials have closed down a Miami Beach building displacing 60 residents after a fire broke out early Friday morning.
One woman was taken to the hospital after a fire erupted in her southwest Miami-Dade home.
Not everyone is on board with catching a pair of elusive crocs that lurk in the brackish canals of Gables by the Sea—one of them which bit a man and woman over the weekend.