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.
A female firefighter in Miami Beach made history Wednesday for being the first female firefighter promoted to the rank of division chief in that fire department.
Miami Beach has officially sworn in its new top cop. Wednesday morning Daniel J. Oates took the oath of office as the city’s new police chief.
Former Miami Dolphins player and Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino has filed a lawsuit against the NFL claiming players were misled and that information about football-related brain injuries was not revealed.
Shak has spent the last five years going after criminals and sniffing out drugs, but now, the longtime police dog is off-duty, recuperating from surgery and regaining his strength .
Miami Beach Police are investigating a shooting that involved one of their own officers who was on patrol when she fired her weapon.
While this weekend honors those military members who lost their lives in the line of duty hundreds of volunteers are working to help some of those who did make it back.
CBS4 News has uncovered more search warrants that shed new light on the investigation into the death of a Miami police officer Carl Patrick.
Dozens of Venezuelan-Americans gathered in Doral Thursday morning to board buses bound for Washington D.C. where they hope to pressure Congress and the White House to crack down on Venezuela’s government which they call a dictatorship.
Acting on a tip, narcotics detective found an underground marijuana grow operation behind a southwest Miami-Dade home. When detectives arrived at the home at 21964 S.W. 125 Avenue late Monday, they smelled marijuana and got a search warrant to check out the pool area behind the residence.
Miami Beach residents who attended the Tuesday Morning Breakfast Club got a chance to meet the man who will most likely be their next police chief.