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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A Christmas grinch stole not one, but two trailers full of Christmas trees from a Costco in Kendall.  (Source: CBS4)

Police Searching For Suspect Who Stole Hundreds Of Christmas Trees

A Christmas grinch stole not one, but two trailers full of Christmas trees from a Costco in Kendall. Police still have not recovered them.

11/26/2015

Derek Medina (Source: CBS4)

‘Facebook Killer’ Found Guilty Of 2nd Degree Murder

Jurors reached a verdict Wednesday afternoon in the trial of man dubbed the ‘Facebook killer.’

11/25/2015

Derek Medina (Source: CBS4)

Jurors Start Deliberations, Don’t Reach Verdict In ‘Facebook Murder’ Trial

The fate of the man dubbed the “Facebook killer” is now in the hands of the jury.

11/24/2015

Derek Medina (Source: CBS4)

Graphic Autopsy Photos Presented In “Facebook Killer” Trial

The state rested their case in the murder trial of the man dubbed the “Facebook killer.”

11/18/2015

Derek Medina (Source: CBS4)

Focus On Surveillance Video During Facebook Murder Trial

Surveillance video was the focus in day 5 of the murder trial of Derek Medina.

11/17/2015

Derek Medina (Source: CBS4)

A Focus On Forensics In Day 2 Of “Facebook Killer” Trial

Trial concluded for the day, on Thursday, for the South Miami man dubbed the ‘Facebook Killer’.

11/12/2015

Derek Medina (Source: CBS4)

Day 1 Of “Facebook Killer” Trial Focuses On Minutes After Shooting

The first day of the murder trial of Derek Medina, the man dubbed “the Facebook killer,” did not focus on the social media aspect of this case. It focused on the moments after the shooting.

11/10/2015

Teresa Sarnoff conceded to Ken Russell when he netted 41 percent of the vote to her 24 , but an automatic runoff has complicated things. 
(Source: CBS4)

Election Confusion Over Miami Commission Race

Teresa Sarnoff conceded to Ken Russell when he netted 41 percent of the vote to her 24 , but an automatic runoff has complicated things.

11/09/2015

DJ Laz (Source: CBS4)

DJ Laz Takes Plea Deal In Boating Death Case

Known radio personality DJ Laz pleaded no contest to a careless boating charge that took the life of a 23-year-old man.

11/04/2015

A 19-year-old man shot during a carjacking in Coral Gables Halloween night did not want his identity revealed, for fear of retaliation.
(Source: CBS4)

Victim In Coral Gables Carjacking & Double Shooting Speaks From Hospital Bed

A 19-year-old man shot during a carjacking in Coral Gables Halloween night did not want his identity revealed, for fear of retaliation.

11/02/2015

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