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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Danielle Jones, 23, was put into a coma after an alleged attack by a roommate she met on Craigslist. (Source: GoFundMe.com/6jpyggsc)

Woman In Coma After Alleged Attack By Craigslist Roommate

A Miami woman has been put into a coma after she was allegedly attacked by a roommate she found just a week earlier on Craigslist.

02/21/2016

Jeb Bush reacts as he announces the suspension of his presidential campaign during an election night party at the Hilton Columbia Center on February 20, 2016 in Columbia, South Carolina. Donald Trump won decisively in the South Carolina Republican Presidential Primary, the 'first in the south.' (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

Bush Bows Out After Poor Primary Showing

The campaign office at Jeb Bush’s Miami headquarters brought quiet — no volunteers were making calls, no one handing out yard signs and bumper stickers.

02/21/2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple Opposes Order To Unlock San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone

Apple CEO Tim Cook has said his company will fight a federal magistrate’s order to hack the phone belonging to the alleged shooter of the December attack in San Bernardino, California.

02/17/2016

Will Campbell (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Teen Faces 30 Years After Online Videos Backfire

He was given a second chance at life, but instead a South Florida teen convicted of attempted murder is back in jail.

02/16/2016

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FHP Draws Attention To Hit-And-Run Crash Epidemic

Florida Highway Patrol’s statistics are more than sobering – they’re staggering.

02/15/2016

A string of burglaries at several stores in Hialeah have left investigators believing the same group is responsible. (Source: CBS4)

String Of Smash & Grab Burglaries Hit Hialeah

Police are investigating a string of store burglaries in Hialeah that are believed to have been done by the same group of crooks.

02/14/2016

Bobby was adopted after his picture went viral on Facebook. A day later, he was greeted to cheers at his new job with his new owner.  (Source: (L)Facebook (R) CBS4)

“Bobby” The Pup That Went Viral Greeted With Cheers At New Job

Bobby – the pup that went viral for his sad picture in the pound- spread some love Thursday morning.

02/11/2016

Bobby was adopted after his picture went viral on Facebook. (Source: Facebook)

Abandoned Pup That Went Viral Now Has New Home

It was the picture that sadly stared at hundreds of thousands of social media users.

02/10/2016

Four people were left in critical condition after their car was hit from behind by a hit and run driver in Miami on Saturday. (Source: CBS4)

Accused Hit-And-Run Driver Speaks To Miami Police

The owner of a Mercedes-Benz that slammed into several people and a parked car early Saturday morning had a very brief meeting with police investigators Monday.

02/08/2016

Four people were left in critical condition after their car was hit from behind by a hit and run driver in Miami on Saturday. (Source: CBS4)

Miami Hit & Run Driver Set To Surrender With Attorney

It happened in an instant and sent five people to the hospital.

02/07/2016

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