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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A Miami Gardens restaurant was destroyed in an intentionally set fire early Wednesday morning. (Source: CBS4)

Community Helps Restaurant Owners As Arsonist Search Continues

The family that lost their restaurant to arson is now vowing to reopen again—and they’ve been getting some help from the community to do so.

14 hours ago

A Miami Gardens restaurant was destroyed in an intentionally set fire early Wednesday morning. (Source: CBS4)

Miami Gardens Restaurant Destroyed In Fire

Arson investigators and Miami Gardens police are searching for a Christmas Eve firestarter.

12/24/2014

Christmas toys at Miami Rescue Mission. (Source: CBS4)

Miami Rescue Mission Holiday Feast Provides More Than Food & Toys

For those who are less fortunate, the holidays can be a tough time. But thousands of South Floridians, thanks to hundreds of volunteers and the Miami Rescue Mission, were served at a special event held Christmas Eve.

12/24/2014

December 22, 2014: Rescue crews transport a patient after a shooting in NW Miami-Dade.  (Source: CBS4)

Police Searching For Drive-By Shooters Of NW Miami-Dade Park

Miami-Dade police are searching for the drive-by shooters who injured nine people at a basketball court on Monday afternoon.

12/23/2014

Samantha Delgado  (Source: Miami-Dade Schools Police)

Family Of Missing Teen Fears She Is Held Against Her Will

A Coral Gables High School student is missing and her family fears she’s in danger. None of her friends or family members have heard from her since Friday, and they believe she is with an older man.

12/22/2014

Protesters show up to a cafeteria in Little Havana to express discontent with the Obama Administrations' move to improve relations with Cuba following the release of Alan Gross. (Source: CBS4)

U.S. Cubans Split Over Change In U.S. Policy

News of American contractor Alan Gross’ release and the administration’s change to U.S. policy toward Cuba has swept through the streets of Little Havana.

12/17/2014

Roger Perry, 53, arrested for allegedly punching Mohammed A. Hussein at a Miami Beach food market. Hussein suffered severe head trauma and is currently in a coma. (Source: Miami Beach Police)

Man Charged With Murder In Miami Beach Market Assault

Charges have been upgraded against a man who viciously punched another man at a Miami Beach food market.

12/16/2014

Michele Traverso was sentenced to four years in prison for violating his probation. (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Driver Guilty In Cyclist’s Death Sentenced To Prison For Probation Violation

Even by his own attorney’s admission, the court system initially gave Michele Traverso an amazing opportunity.

12/15/2014

Francois Presley was shot and killed while sitting in his car outside a Miami Restaurant on December 8, 2014. (Courtesy: Shawn Loriston)

Loved Ones Of Murdered Security Guard Ask For Help

The family of murdered security guard Presley Francois have angry, desperate questions for the person who took his life, and there are no clear answers.

12/10/2014

North Miami Beach Shooting  (Source: CBS4)

Teen Ordered To Remain Behind Bars In Murder of NMB Teen

The young man who police said pulled the trigger in the murder of a teen at a Northeast Miami-Dade bus stop faced a judge in juvenile court on Tuesday.

12/09/2014

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