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 anchors the CBS4 News weekend evening broadcasts, and reports nightside on weekdays.
She 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.
While international passenger traffic has exploded at Miami International Airport, staffing for U.S. Customs and Border Protection at MIA has not kept up. That’s the focus of a meeting Monday between county and federal officials.
Two days after the shooting of a teenage girl who was simply sitting on a park bench, top brass from police departments around South Florida and anti-violence activists joined forces in Liberty City Friday, calling on parents to step up and stop the violence.
The Broward Sheriff’s Department Internet Crimes Against Children task force was busy this week helping arrest at least five men as part of an underage sex sting.
Miami-Dade County Crime Stoppers Executive Director Richard “Dick” Masten will not go to jail for contempt of court after he ate the paper that had details about an anonymous tip. Instead, he will write a report about the law and anonymous tipster.
If you’ve ever donated to the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program, or cut a check to help them during this holiday season, you might be curious exactly where your generous donation goes.
A group of elementary school students from Weston will never forget their recent trip to the White House when President Barack Obama himself surprised them with a personal greeting while they were on a tour.
Police handed out fliers Wednesday hoping to generate more clues into who was behind the abduction, and eventual safe return, of a 4-year-old girl in Miami.
For many kids, sitting on Santa’s lap, posing for a picture with him, and telling him all the gifts they want for Christmas is a holiday tradition they never miss. But for kids who are deaf and hard of hearing, that last part is usually impossible.
Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. is still looking for evidence that Coral Springs native Robert Levinson is still alive.
You can count on wildlife expert and Zoo Miami spokesman Ron Magill for three things: Having some kind of wild creature in his arms, or around his neck, speaking excitedly about animals, and being outside in the sun.