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.
Miami Police Maj. Delrish Moss says goodbye much like he does most things, with a smile, a hug and a casual, warm attitude.
A group of good Samaritans stepped in to help Cuban migrants who came ashore in Miami Beach Monday morning – a sight tourists and residents did not expect.
eMerge Americas, a convention in its third year in Miami Beach, brings together technology experts, enthusiasts and investors from all over the world.
Thousands of people celebrating an all-day pool float party on South Beach called Floatopia left behind mountains of trash.
As a huge project to re-develop part of Liberty City moves forward, politicians and pastors continue making accusations and pointing fingers.
Prosecutors have announced in court that they will take a murder case to a grand jury to try teenage suspects as adults.
An investigation is underway after a young girl told police a man tried to abduct her on her way to school.
Historic Overtown is seeing plenty of new development. A trolley tour for the news media, through Overtown Tuesday morning had a singular purpose. To show that the Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency or CRA is serving its residents.
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.