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 anchors the CBS4 News weekend evening broadcasts, and reports nightside on weekdays.
She 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.
For the second time in less than a week, thieves used a truck to smash their way into a western Miami-Dade motorsports store and make off with pricey dirt bikes.
Miami Herald political writer Marc Caputo discusses the surprise resignation of Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll.
This unique free community event is an afternoon of music and meditation in Young Circle .
Jonathan Spikes grew up in Miami’s Scott Projects, a young victim who endured an abusive relationship at the hands of his father.
There’s more trouble at sea for Carnival Cruise Lines. A second Carnival ship is having problems. This time the Carnival Legend is having technical difficulties that are affecting its sailing speed.
Miami-Dade homicide detectives are searching for Joseph Teman Swift, 29, the man they believe was behind a deadly attack on a family which left a mother and son dead and two sisters hospitalized.
More than half a dozen people were sent scrambling out of their homes early Friday morning when a fire broke at their North Lauderdale condo complex and it’s not the first time a fire has caused damage to the complex.
Pope Benedict XVI is in the final hours of his papacy and South Florida Catholics are watching every moment of his historic resignation.
There’s a shelter hearing scheduled Friday at the Broward County courthouse for the infant who was found abandoned in a parking lot in Pompano Beach on Thursday afternoon.
Justin Lamar Sternad, a former Democratic Congressional candidate, surrendered Friday morning to federal officials to face charges related to his campaign finances.