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.
Changes are coming to the laws regulating red light cameras across Florida. They will impact the way you fight a red light camera ticket and when you can be busted for making an illegal right turn on red.
A campaign has been launched to raise money for a Haitian infant in need of urgent medical care here in South Florida.
Miami Heat players celebrating back-to-back NBA Championships decided to keep the party going on South Beach after Thursday night’s victory against the San Antonio Spurs.
The actions of an alternative school teacher accused of abusing a 12-year boy with autism were caught on camera.
Mission United & Fight Time Promotions team up to help veterans relieve stress and reacclimate to civilian life in a different kind of hand-to-hand combat: MMA Fighting. We talk about how MMA fighting can even help vets cope with post-traumatic stress disorder.
The 17th annual American Black Film Festival returns to Miami Beach. We talk to two Miami filmmakers who are finalists in some of the festival’s prestigious competitions.
On average, 38 children die in hot cars every year. Broward Copunty commissioners and child advocates are taking steps to prevent incidents where parents accidentally leave their young children in hot cars.
Search crews have ended their work at a restaurant after part of a restaurant patio collapsed sending dozens of people into Biscayne Bay Thursday night.
Miami police officers hit the streets early Tuesday morning as they tried to develop information which would lead them to a man and woman who abducted and raped an 11-year old girl last week.
Ten members of the Miami Police Department have begun their ride to Key West, more than 160 miles, in honor of a special little girl with a powerful spirit, Bella Rodriguez-Torres.