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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Doral burglary (Source: CBS4)

Burglar Swipes Thousands In Electronics From Software Company

A man was captured on surveillance breaking into a software company, by way of a screwdriver, and got away with thousands in electronics.

06/17/2015

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 07:  Blue Bonnet and Land O Lakes stick margarine, which contain trans fat ,are shown on November 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today proposed a rule change that would eliminate trans fat from all processed foods.  (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

FDA Cracks Down On Use Of Artificial Trans Fats

It’s a boon to healthy oils–and a bust for the worst kinds of fats.

06/16/2015

Elton Bandoo (Source: CBS4)

Man Charged With Shooting Cop May Go Back To Jail

Miami-Dade prosecutors are trying to put a man accused of shooting a police officer back behind bars after he allegedly threatened to have the officer killed.

06/05/2015

(Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Jeb Bush Has A Big Announcement On June 15th

Will Jeb Bush run for president in 2016 or not? We’ll know in about a week and a half.

06/04/2015

Marc WABAFIYEBAZU (Source: Miami-Dade Mug)

Canadian Consul’s Son Denied Bond While Awaiting Murder Trial

Marc Wabafiyebazu, a 15-year-old facing felony murder and other charges as an adult, will have to remain behind bars according to a judge’s ruling. And the judge had harsh words for his mother, Canadian Consul General in Miami, Roxanne Dubé.

06/03/2015

Police looking for two men who robbed a person's wallet at a gas station and attempted to take money from the cash register before running off when the oven timer sounded. (Source: MDPD)

Oven Timer Sends Armed Robbers Running

Two men, armed with a gun, fled from a gas station they were attempting to rob when an alarm, which turned out to be an oven timer, sounded. Now police are hoping surveillance can help them catch the crooks.

06/02/2015

Surrounded by fourth graders from Dr. Carlos Finlay Elementary, Governor Scott highlighted his budget proposal to increase public school funding...in part thanks to a nearly two-billion dollar state surplus. (Source: CBS4)

Gov. Scott Calls On Lawmakers To Pass Higher School Funding

As thousands of students graduate and move onto college or the workforce, the State Legislature is heading into a special budget session, where funding for public schools like this one could reach record highs.

06/01/2015

Commercial jewelry store robberies (Source: MDPD)

Police Looking For Men Behind Multiple Jewelry Store Robberies

Police are investigating several jewelry store robberies throughout Miami-Dade County believed to be committed by the same thieves.

05/28/2015

A waterspout lifts a bounce house on Ft. Lauderdale Beach. (Source: Facebook/BrandonBurchett)

Child Caught In Flying Bounce House Speaks Out

Questions of safety have been raised after a waterspout sent a bounce house across Ft. Lauderdale beach with several kids inside.

05/26/2015

Commissioner Don Garber, David Beckham and Mayor Carlos Gimenez attends a press conference to announce their plans to launch a new Major League Soccer franchise at PAMM Art Museum on February 5, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Source: Aaron Davidson/Getty Images)

MLS May Be Partnering Up With UM

Major League Soccer (MLS) in Miami is “making progress” according to soccer star David Beckham’s group.

05/22/2015

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