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.
An accident in Southwest Miami-Dade became a very close call for a four-year old boy asleep in his bed.
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.
Rebar, wood, tools, and trash abound at construction sites all over South Florida.
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.
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.
Natalia Zea sits down for extended one-one interviews with Miami-Dade Schools Supt. Alberto Carvalho and Broward Schools Supt. Robert Runcie.
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.
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.
It’s about that time, South Florida, as the state’s back-to-school sales tax holiday is officially underway.
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.