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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Deandre Charles, 15, is facing murder charges in the death of a South Florida Rabbi. (Source: CBS4)

Attorney For Teen Charged With Rabbi’s Murder Asks For More Evidence From State

One day after a judge granted bond to the teenage suspect in the murder of a New York rabbi in Miami Gardens, his attorney was back in court trying to get the State to give up more evidence in the case.

03/24/2016

Denis Gustin was relieved to find a text from his mother, Danielle, that revealed her plane had departed minutes before the Brussels terror attacks. (Source: Denis Gustin)

South Florida Belgians React to Brussels Terror Attacks

Denis Gustin was relieved to find a text from his mother, Danielle, that revealed her plane had departed minutes before the Brussels terror attacks.

03/22/2016

(Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

Animal Activists Demand Release of “Lolita” After Big SeaWorld Announcement

SeaWorld has announced that they are ending their orca breeding program.

03/17/2016

A body camera on a police officer. (Source: CBS4)

Miami-Dade Commission Approves Police Body Camera Program

The next time you have an encounter with a Miami-Dade Police officer, chances are they’ll be wearing a camera.

03/08/2016

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) greets supporters during a rally at Tropical Park March 1, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Eyeing a must-win in March 15 primary in his home state of Florida, Rubio held his Super Tuesday night event in Miami. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

For Republicans, Fight For Florida May Come Down To Two-Man Race

Florida Senator Marco Rubio cast his ballot at West Miami City Hall Wednesday, the same small government building where he got his political start in 1998.

03/02/2016

(Source: CBS4)

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.

02/25/2016

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.

02/24/2016

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.

02/23/2016

Danielle Jones, 23, was put into a coma after an alleged attack by a roommate she met on Craigslist. (Source: GoFundMe.com/6jpyggsc)

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.

02/21/2016

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.

02/21/2016

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