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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Teen’s Death Sparks Rally, Outcry From Leaders

Outraged that another young person has lost their life to a senseless shooting, residents of one Miami neighborhood plan to stage a rally Thursday to send a message to the rest of their community that it’s time to take back their streets.


King Carter (Source: Law Enforcement)

Family Relieved After Arrests In King Case

The family of a 6-year old killed in crossfire is hopeful after detectives took a number of people in for questioning.


Simion Boykins  (Courtesy: Miami-Dade Police)

Police: Hit-And-Run Driver Turns Himself In

The man who says he was behind the wheel of the Silver Mercedes that hit 15-year-old Javier Valdez as he crossed a busy street, Monday morning, has turned himself in.


Danielle Jones, 23, was put into a coma after an alleged attack by a roommate she met on Craigslist. (Source:

Woman In Coma After Alleged Attack By Craigslist Roommate

A Miami woman has been put into a coma after she was allegedly attacked by a roommate she found just a week earlier on Craigslist.


Jeb Bush reacts as he announces the suspension of his presidential campaign during an election night party at the Hilton Columbia Center on February 20, 2016 in Columbia, South Carolina. Donald Trump won decisively in the South Carolina Republican Presidential Primary, the 'first in the south.' (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

Bush Bows Out After Poor Primary Showing

The campaign office at Jeb Bush’s Miami headquarters brought quiet — no volunteers were making calls, no one handing out yard signs and bumper stickers.


Apple CEO Tim Cook  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple Opposes Order To Unlock San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone

Apple CEO Tim Cook has said his company will fight a federal magistrate’s order to hack the phone belonging to the alleged shooter of the December attack in San Bernardino, California.


Will Campbell (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Teen Faces 30 Years After Online Videos Backfire

He was given a second chance at life, but instead a South Florida teen convicted of attempted murder is back in jail.



FHP Draws Attention To Hit-And-Run Crash Epidemic

Florida Highway Patrol’s statistics are more than sobering – they’re staggering.


A string of burglaries at several stores in Hialeah have left investigators believing the same group is responsible. (Source: CBS4)

String Of Smash & Grab Burglaries Hit Hialeah

Police are investigating a string of store burglaries in Hialeah that are believed to have been done by the same group of crooks.


Bobby was adopted after his picture went viral on Facebook. A day later, he was greeted to cheers at his new job with his new owner.  (Source: (L)Facebook (R) CBS4)

“Bobby” The Pup That Went Viral Greeted With Cheers At New Job

Bobby – the pup that went viral for his sad picture in the pound- spread some love Thursday morning.




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