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.
University of Miami student Jonathan Harrington admits his idea to use powdered sugar to prank his resident advisor at his college campus apartment was not the brightest idea.
In a plea Friday, Richard Jones made it clear his brother Kenneth Jones was a real person. Not a statistic. Not a current event. And now he’s gone, and BSO needs help to find the driver who killed him.
A North Miami DJ, charged with DUI manslaughter, is took the stand in his trial on Thursday.
South Miami Police Detective Joe Mendez said he stands by every denial of wrongdoing he made to reporters as he left the Broward County Jail Tuesday night.
Federal investigators are looking into recent incidents of several strange items found on the grounds of a South Florida mosque and school.
Betty Jane Paulson blames herself in part, for becoming a victim of a distraction theft ring at her home in Miami Shores in June.
Just over a day ago 12 migrants and a pint-sized dog were still on the high seas, risking their lives, for six days with no food left. Now, they are beginning the rest of their lives in the land of the free.
A section of the Dolphin Expressway was shut down for hours Monday morning after a deadly car crash.
The case of a 14-year old Miami teen accused of gunning down a 20-year old man as he guided his blind brother home will likely be going to a grand jury next week.
An accident in Southwest Miami-Dade became a very close call for a four-year old boy asleep in his bed.