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-Dade Mayor: “We Have To Be Vigilant”

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and other county leaders are breathing a slight sigh of relief Saturday after Erika dissipated over Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

CBS Miami–5 hours ago

Rebar, wood, tools, and trash abound at construction sites all over South Florida. (Source: CBS4)

Construction Crews Prepare Sites for Erika

Rebar, wood, tools, and trash abound at construction sites all over South Florida.

24 hours ago

(Source: Miami-Dade.gov)

From Miami Beach To Dade, Preps Being Made For Potential Erika Hit

As Tropical Storm Erika looms in the Atlantic, its forecast uncertain at this point in time, Miami-Dade County emergency managers are preparing for tropical storm force winds as early as Sunday.

CBS Miami–08/27/2015

A couple of bold bandits who planned to burglarize a mobile phone store located right next to a Miami-Dade police station ended up in cuffs Wednesday morning.  (Source: Pinecrest Police)

Suspected Phone Store Burglar Found Hiding In Ceiling

A couple of bold bandits who planned to burglarize a mobile phone store located right next to a Miami-Dade police station ended up in cuffs Wednesday morning.

08/26/2015

CBS4's Natalia Zea with Miami-Dade Schools Supt. Alberto Carvalho and Broward Schools Supt. Robert Runcie. (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Back-to-School With the Superintendents

Natalia Zea sits down for extended one-one interviews with Miami-Dade Schools Supt. Alberto Carvalho and Broward Schools Supt. Robert Runcie.

CBS4–08/16/2015

U.S. Flag flies in Havana so do opinions at Versailles in Little Havana. (Source: CBS4)

U.S. Flag Flying In Cuba Divides Local Community

For the first time in 54 years, the American flag is flying approximately 90 miles away from Miami at the newly opened U.S. Embassy in Havana.

08/14/2015

According to police, a 14-year-old says he accidentally shot and killed 15-year-old Jakyri Fleurimar. (Source: Facebook)

Judge Releases Teen In 15-Year Old’s Shooting Death

A 14-year-old arrested after police say he admitted to playing with a gun before accidentally shooting and killing his 15-year-old friend, had his first appearance in court Thursday.

08/13/2015

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Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday Kicks Off

It’s about that time, South Florida, as the state’s back-to-school sales tax holiday is officially underway.

08/07/2015

A woman who was assaulted and nearly raped in northeast Miami-Dade said she fought back and it saved her life.  (Source: CBS4)

Woman Recounts Escape From Would-Be Rapist

You don’t need to know this woman’s name, or see her face to know she is brave. Though she says she didn’t feel brave when she fought off the man who tried to rape her in a dark Northeast Miami-Dade parking lot.

08/06/2015

Man in sketch is wanted for an armed kidnapping and sexual battery attempt of a woman. (Source: MDPD)

Police Take To The Streets In Search Of Woman’s Violent Attacker

Two days ago, in Miami, a man violently attacked a woman while on her way home from work. The victim got away, but so did her attacker and now police want to make sure he doesn’t strike again.

08/05/2015

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