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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Study Shows Hialeah, Miami Schools Tops At Reducing Achievement Gap

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.

03/31/2016

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Ready To Work Programs Aim To Keep Kids Safe

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.

03/30/2016

Liliana Vanegas and Francisco Trujillo are charged in a robbery scheme. (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Woman Accused Of Drugging And Ripping Off Men

Authorities arrested a duo accused of luring and robbing a man of his $28,000 Rolex watch.

03/29/2016

Monroe Co. Sheriff's deputy Jon Riggs with several Cuban migrants found on Cook Island.  (Source: Monroe Co. Sheriff's Office)

Cuban Migrants Shot At Before Treacherous Journey Speak Out

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.

03/28/2016

Children at Joe DiMaggio's Children Hospital get a special visit from the Easter Bunny. (Source: CBS4)

Easter Bunny Visits Kids At Joe Dimaggio’s Children Hospital

Thanks to volunteers and the Broward Sheriff’s Office, kids at Joe Dimaggio’s Children Hospital got a visit from the Easter bunny.

03/27/2016

Deandre Charles, 15, is facing murder charges in the death of a South Florida Rabbi. (Source: CBS4)

Attorney For Teen Charged With Rabbi’s Murder Asks For More Evidence From State

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.

03/24/2016

Denis Gustin was relieved to find a text from his mother, Danielle, that revealed her plane had departed minutes before the Brussels terror attacks. (Source: Denis Gustin)

South Florida Belgians React to Brussels Terror Attacks

Denis Gustin was relieved to find a text from his mother, Danielle, that revealed her plane had departed minutes before the Brussels terror attacks.

03/22/2016

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Animal Activists Demand Release of “Lolita” After Big SeaWorld Announcement

SeaWorld has announced that they are ending their orca breeding program.

03/17/2016

A body camera on a police officer. (Source: CBS4)

Miami-Dade Commission Approves Police Body Camera Program

The next time you have an encounter with a Miami-Dade Police officer, chances are they’ll be wearing a camera.

03/08/2016

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) greets supporters during a rally at Tropical Park March 1, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Eyeing a must-win in March 15 primary in his home state of Florida, Rubio held his Super Tuesday night event in Miami. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

For Republicans, Fight For Florida May Come Down To Two-Man Race

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.

03/02/2016

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