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.
The Miami-Dade County School District is celebrating the results of a new national study which measures the academic performance of kids from poor families compared to those in the middle and upper class.
Miami-Dade County leaders are looking to rejuvenate the South Florida workforce with opportunities for teens and young adults that get them off the streets during the summer and on the clock.
Authorities arrested a duo accused of luring and robbing a man of his $28,000 Rolex watch.
Less than 48 hours after 26 Cuban migrants were picked up just south of Key West, another group was found in the lower Keys. And in a bizarre twist, some of the migrants were shot trying to board the boat to the U.S.
Thanks to volunteers and the Broward Sheriff’s Office, kids at Joe Dimaggio’s Children Hospital got a visit from the Easter bunny.
One day after a judge granted bond to the teenage suspect in the murder of a New York rabbi in Miami Gardens, his attorney was back in court trying to get the State to give up more evidence in the case.
Denis Gustin was relieved to find a text from his mother, Danielle, that revealed her plane had departed minutes before the Brussels terror attacks.
SeaWorld has announced that they are ending their orca breeding program.
The next time you have an encounter with a Miami-Dade Police officer, chances are they’ll be wearing a camera.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio cast his ballot at West Miami City Hall Wednesday, the same small government building where he got his political start in 1998.