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.
Burglars are smashing their way into motorcycle shops across South Florida, and taking off with pricey dirt bikes. We take a closer look at the problem and why police are having a tough time cracking these cases.
We look back on the week following the mass murders in Hialeah and how the community is coming together in the face of tragedy.
One person was killed, another hospitalized in a hit and run in Southwest Miami-Dade early Friday morning.
Here is a timeline of events that happened Friday night as witnesses said Pedro Vargas went on a shooting rampage at a Hialeah apartment complex.
A Little Havana father was arrested after police found a small arsenal in his apartment and his three year old daughter wandering the hallways of the apartment building.
Heavy rainfall on Miami Beach forced drivers to take it slowly and drenched the set-up for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Swim 2013, Wednesday morning.
Burglars have been smashing their way into motorcycle shops across South Florida and taking off with pricey dirt bikes and, for the most part, they are getting away with it.
Fourth of July is all about barbecues, picnics, family time and of course fireworks. It is not the time, however, to bring out a gun and fire it in the air to celebrate.
Starting Monday, drivers have a new, less expensive option to fight red light camera tickets. But don’t celebrate too soon, because the existing laws are also getting tougher on some drivers.
A South Florida businessman held hostage in China by his company’s workers in a pay dispute is back home.