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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Dade Commissioners Okay Uber, Lyft Restrictions

The future of Uber and other ride-sharing programs is being debated in county hall.

01/20/2016

(Source: AP)

Questions Persist With Arrival Of Cuban Immigrants From Central America

Spanish language radio host Ninoska Perez has been fielding calls from listeners focused on the recent arrival of nearly 200 Cubans from Central America, and the impending arrival of thousands of others.

01/19/2016

Alder Hill, 15, was killed in Overtown during a series of shootings that happened in the Miami area. (Source: Hill Family)

Police Plead For Info In “Execution” Of Miami Teen

The family of a 15-year old killed in what is being called an”execution” is pleading for the public’s help to find the culprit or culprits.

01/14/2016

Courtroom Gavel

Teens Accused Of Playing With Gun At School Remain Locked Up

A judge is expected to decide whether two middle school kids- accused of having a loaded gun on campus – will be able to go home.

01/14/2016

Rabbi Joseph Raksin (Source: Yona Lunger)

Attorney Accuses State Of Withholding Evidence In Miami Beach Rabbi Murder

The defense attorney for a teenager accused of murdering a Rabbi on Miami Beach is accusing the state of withholding evidence.

01/13/2016

Courtroom Gavel

High Court: Florida Death Penalty System Is Unconstitutional

Florida’s system for sentencing people to death is unconstitutional, the Supreme Court ruled saying it gives too much power to the judges.

01/12/2016

Alder Hill, 15, was killed in Overtown during a series of shootings that happened in the Miami area. (Source: Hill Family)

Community Leaders React To Shooting Deaths Of 2 Young People

Community leaders are reacting to the shooting deaths of two young people during a violent weekend in Miami.

01/11/2016

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Aventura Mall Breaks Ground On Expansion Amid Pending Competition

Power tools are adding to the sounds of ringing cash registers at Aventura Mall, as mall owners expand Florida’s largest shopping center by 300-thousand square feet.

01/06/2016

(Source: CBS4)

Police Investigate Double Shooting In Opa-Locka

Miami-Dade Police Department homicide detectives are investigating a shooting in Opa-locka Tuesday that left one man dead and another injured.

01/05/2016

Deandre Charles is accused of the 2014 murder of Rabbi Joseph Raksin. (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Discovery Docs Give Look At State’s Case Against Accused Rabbi Killer

Just a few weeks ago, a grand jury indicted a young teen for the 2014 murder of Rabbi Joseph Raksin in Northeast Miami-Dade. Now CBS4 is getting a look at some of the evidence prosecutors plan to use in the case.

01/04/2016

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