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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — CBS4 morning news anchor Rudabeh Shahbazi will join Rick Folbaum as co-anchor of the CBS4 News at 5:00, 5:30 and 11:00 p.m. beginning Monday, Sept. 28.  CBS4 reporter Lauren Pastrana will move into the CBS4 News This Morning co-anchor chair the same day.

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“I’m proud to be able to promote two amazing journalists into these important roles,” said CBS4 Vice President and General Manager Adam Levy. “Rudabeh and Lauren are both passionate about delivering on the CBS4 mission to serve our community so it’s safer, more productive, and better informed.”

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Shahbazi recently joined CBS4 from KABC-TV in Los Angeles. Prior to that, she was a multi-media journalist at KNXV-TV in Phoenix, where she received a regional EMMY Award for reporting. She has also worked in Pasco, Washington and Oakland, California.  Shahbazi received her undergraduate degree in journalism at Pepperdine University and earned her master’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

Shahbazi replaces Irika Sargent, who has been named late news anchor at CBS-owned WBBM-TV in Chicago.

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A Miami native, Pastrana has been a reporter for CBS4 since April 2012. Prior to that, she was a morning anchor for Newsradio 610 WIOD. She also previously reported and filled in as an anchor at WINK-TV in Fort Myers and anchored and reported for WUFT-TV in Gainesville. Pastrana graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida, where she received the Four-Year Scholar Award for finishing at the top of her class.