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.
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.
Fifty years ago today, at the World’s Fair in New York City, Ford unveiled a car that captured the hearts of many Americans- the Mustang.
A Hialeah Park director, accused of engaging in sexual acts with a minor, was released from jail on Thursday.
Murder suspect Michel Escoto spent most of the day questioning his defense witness, a DNA expert from Florida’s panhandle–but it was no easy task.
Governor Rick Scott met with seniors in Miami to talk about the Affordable Care Act and what he said were cuts to the Medicare Advantage program.
Defense attorneys for a mother accused of illegally sneaking her child out of school and taking him and his brothers to California made serious allegations against the Miami Dade Schools’ Police Department in court Friday morning.
Cars were left at home Thursday morning and many people rode their bikes to work in the name of health.
The deadline to sign up for health insurance to meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act have come and gone.