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.
Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s spokesperson is responding Tuesday, a day after retired Miami-Dade Firefighter Jack Garcia who lost his son in a Fourth of July boating accident, told CBS4 News that he wants to start a petition to recall Gimenez.
Miami-Dade police have identified the pilot who died when a Cessna 172 he was in crashed off Elliott Key Sunday afternoon. Ricardo Laporta Barboza, 51, of Coral Gables was at the controls when the plane went down about 200 yards east of the island.
A group of six strangers met for the first time- giving slightly awkward hugs- and some not even speaking the same language. But there is now an unbreakable bond between them.
The mother accused of illegally taking her three children cross-country, which set off a massive search, has taken a plea deal.
It’s a big day for the Florida East Coast Railway. On Monday, they officially opened their new state-of-the-art railroad transfer station at Port Everglades.
The City of Miami Fire Chief publicly defended his department’s response to the deadly boating accident on Biscayne Bay on the Fourth of July, Thursday.
Miami’s Mayor and City Manager announced the completion of next fiscal year’s proposed budget.
A Miramar woman was taken into custody and arrested after her three-month old son nearly drown. Inakesha Armour has been charged with two counts of attempted murder.
The owner of a tiny gym in Coral Gables has a big mission – to help women of all ages lose weight, eat right, and tone up. It’s more than a goal, it’s been an eleven year journey that at times had the CEO of Coral Gables Fitness sleeping in his fitness studio.
A Hialeah couple was tied up and beaten during a home invasion robbery early Monday morning.