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.
A beloved mother of two lost her life over the weekend when she was killed in a hit and run while trying to cross the street in her motorized wheelchair.
Electrician Tony White worked to repair a mess of an electrical meter room all day Friday in the Liberty City apartment complex at 1231 NW 61st St.
Despite a fiery explosion, last week managers of the Cleveland Clinic of Florida said the brand new Egel and Pauline Braathen Center, will not have a delayed opening.
The Miami-Dade chapter of the NAACP and attorney Glenn Goldberg held a news conference Wednesday afternoon, along with the family of Lavall Hall, the man shot and killed by Miami Gardens Police.
Hundreds of employees and patients inside the Cleveland Clinic in Weston were evacuated Friday after a propane tank exploded causing a massive fire.
An early-morning robbery at a CVS in Hollywood is likely connected to Sunday’s robbery of a Walgreens in Dania Beach, according to BSO investigators.
Thursday is day two in the six-month long investigation into what caused a twin turbo prop plane to crash just moments after takeoff from Miami Executive Airport.
A bullet accidentally fired from a police sergeant’s gun at his work desk was shot through the wall of his office, into the kitchen, through the refrigerator, into the Communications area, through another wall, ricocheting off a flat screen TV, and finally coming to a stop in a hallway garbage can.
You’ve likely seen crime scene investigators working their magic, dusting charcoal carbon powder and lifting fingerprints to use in criminal investigations.
A witness to the West Dade salon shooting says she can’t erase the images of destruction from that nightmare of a Saturday.