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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Miami Gardens Man Shot, Killed In Front Of Children

A Miami Gardens man who family members described as a hard working father was shot to death in front of his girlfriend’s children.

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Cyclists On Rickenbacker Cswy

Increased Police Presence On Rickenbacker In Wake Of Cyclist’s Death

Police were pulling over drivers Friday morning, two days after a cyclist was struck and killed by an accused drunk driver. Cycling safety advocates, however, say they want a proactive approach to protecting bicyclists.

01/23/2015

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 04:  Todd Leduc driving Metal Mulisha jumps during Monster Jam at AAMI Park on October 4, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Monster Trucks Revved Up For South Florida Show

They’re revved up and ready to go. Monster trucks that are 12 feet tall and 12 feet wide are ready to crush Cadillacs and perform high-flying stunts at Sunlife Stadium during Monster Jam this weekend.

01/02/2015

(Source: CBSMiami.com)

Coast Guard Issues New Boating Regulation For New Year’s Eve

After spending 33 years manning a Miami-Dade County fireboat, retired captain Jack Garcia still lives for the ride.

12/29/2014

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.

12/26/2014

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

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