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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 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.

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Trayvon Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton, arrives in the courtroom on the 24th day of the George Zimmerman  trial at the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center, in Sanford, Fla., Friday, July  12, 2013. Zimmerman is charged with 2nd-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teen, in 2012. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/POOL)

Town Hall On Trayvon Martin’s Death Held For Broward Students

A group of Broward County students attended a special town hall meeting Wednesday that focused on the death of Trayvon Martin and the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.

CBS4–09/18/2013

Miami Commissioner Carlos Gimenez would like to see a special election to fill the Mayor's post.

South Fla. Mayors Join Effort To Keep Guns Out Of Criminal Hands

Several South Florida Mayors have joined more than 1,000 mayors nationwide in an effort to keep guns out of criminals’ hands.

09/06/2013

A driver died in a car after crashing into an auto repair shop. (Source: CBS4)

Car Slams Into Closed Business

A business owner was surprised Wednesday morning when upon arriving to work, he discovered an SUV crashed into the building.

09/04/2013

At Extreme Mixed Martial Arts in Kendall, instructor Michael Cardosa teaches his students self-defense to help protect themselves against a bully.  (Source: CBS4)

Parents Try To Bully-Proof Kids

As the kids head back to school, parents have prepared them for the typical ups and downs that come with any school year. Some parents have even prepared their kids for what to do if they encounter a bully.

CBS4–08/19/2013

Jason Simione (Source: CBS4)

Bond Set At $5 Million For Dania Beach Man Accused Of Plotting To Kill Family

A Dania Beach man, after allegedly plotting to hire someone to kill his wife and her family, was found to have a stockpile of weapons in his home and is now being held on a $5 million bond.

08/14/2013

Source: The Miami Herald

Security Breach At Dade Jail Blamed On “Human Error”

The Miami-Dade Corrections Department and the State Attorney’s Office have launched an investigation into what caused the cell doors to open all at once in the maximum security section of the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center which led to an attempted attack on an inmate.

08/13/2013

Joy Terry Lee Clayton turned herself into police on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. (Source: CBS4)

Woman Accused Of Fatal Brickell Hit & Run Surrenders To Police

A woman accused of being behind the wheel in a deadly hit and run in Miami turned herself into police Tuesday morning.

CBS Miami–08/06/2013

Christel Moore, African Dance & Drum festival manager (Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: African Diaspora Dance & Drum Festival

Bridging the cultural gaps between Africa & South Florida through food, music and dance. That is just part of what you an expect at the 4th annual event at the Little Haiti Cultural Center.

My TV 33–08/06/2013

Michelle La Llave, parent (Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: Schoola Stitch

For some local parents, thinking about back to school means turning old clothes into cash. Schoola Stitch is a unique online clothing drive that benefits sellers, buyers and local schools. We explain how it works and how parents can get involved.

My TV 33–08/06/2013

Jim DeFede, CBS4 Investigator  (Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: Safe House Investigation

CBS4 Investigator Jim DeFede reveals a disturbing incident which occured while a young girl was supposed to be supervised at a safe house. Who’s to blame and who’s accepting blame? What has the fallout been and is there more to come?

My TV 33–08/06/2013

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