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.
Two men, armed with a gun, fled from a gas station they were attempting to rob when an alarm, which turned out to be an oven timer, sounded. Now police are hoping surveillance can help them catch the crooks.
As thousands of students graduate and move onto college or the workforce, the State Legislature is heading into a special budget session, where funding for public schools like this one could reach record highs.
Police are investigating several jewelry store robberies throughout Miami-Dade County believed to be committed by the same thieves.
Questions of safety have been raised after a waterspout sent a bounce house across Ft. Lauderdale beach with several kids inside.
Major League Soccer (MLS) in Miami is “making progress” according to soccer star David Beckham’s group.
A career criminal who fired on Miami-Dade police in a desperate bid to escape custody earlier this week has been captured in Tennessee.
Police say they have busted a pharmaceutical drug ring making millions of dollars in South Florida. The crime could potentially put any of us in danger when we purchase drugs at a pharmacy.
The man who served as the Miami Beach police chief while his high ranking officers sent offensive, inappropriate emails is speaking to CBS4 News.
Former state Governor Jeb Bush may have let it slip what his plans are for 2016 among other missteps that have South Florida and the nation talking.
A witness is now speaking out about the allegation a teenager is making against Florida International University’s Police Chief.