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.
The Miami-Dade Corrections Department and the State Attorney’s Office have launched an investigation into what caused the cell doors to open all at once in the maximum security section of the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center which led to an attempted attack on an inmate.
A woman accused of being behind the wheel in a deadly hit and run in Miami turned herself into police Tuesday morning.
Bridging the cultural gaps between Africa & South Florida through food, music and dance. That is just part of what you an expect at the 4th annual event at the Little Haiti Cultural Center.
For some local parents, thinking about back to school means turning old clothes into cash. Schoola Stitch is a unique online clothing drive that benefits sellers, buyers and local schools. We explain how it works and how parents can get involved.
CBS4 Investigator Jim DeFede reveals a disturbing incident which occured while a young girl was supposed to be supervised at a safe house. Who’s to blame and who’s accepting blame? What has the fallout been and is there more to come?
Red light cameras are coming back to Miami, now that city commissioners have decided to handle appeals. That is creating controversy over what happens if you fight a ticket and lose.
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.