Lauren Pastrana is the co-anchor of CBS4 News This Morning airing Monday-Friday, from 5 to 7 AM. She joined CBS Miami in April 2012 as a reporter. She is an Emmy nominated, multimedia journalist with experience in television, radio and web-based news reporting.
Lauren believes everyone has a story to tell and she loves to share them in the community where she grew up. When Lauren first became a member of the CBS4 family, she was also doing double duty as the morning news anchor at Newsradio 610 WIOD. After many months of very limited sleep, she became a fulltime weekday evening reporter on CBS4.
A Miami native, Lauren returned to South Florida from WINK-TV, the CBS affiliate in Fort Myers, where she was as a reporter and fill-in anchor.
Before her stint in Southwest Florida, Lauren was a reporter and afternoon news anchor at WIOD where she covered everything from Super Bowl XLIV to local political corruption. She also spent a season as an in-stadium reporter for the show “Miami Dolphins Game Day Live.”
Lauren graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Florida, where she was awarded the Four-Year Scholar Award, a distinction bestowed to those who graduate at the top of their class. While in Gainesville, Lauren anchored and reported for WUFT-TV and was part of the team responsible for launching a Spanish-language web-based news service targeting Alachua and the surrounding counties titled AM850: Noticias en Español.
In her free time, Lauren enjoys reading and spending time with her husband, son Jordan, and their dog Daisy.
Ashley Moody is a former judge of the 13th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida.
A state of emergency is in effect for parts of Florida affected by yet another round of toxic algae blooms.
We discuss the Unrest in Haiti after the government increased fuel prices and what’s set to happen next.
We’re in the midst of the dog days of summer, and while it’s supposed to be all fun in the sun, it isn’t always beach days and barbecues.
Redeveloping communities into thriving business hubs takes a lot of time, hard work, and yes, even some mentoring from experts.
Hard to believe this is my third year doing a 4th of July-related “Lauren’s List”!
It’s National Sunglasses Day and while you may choose your frames based on style, their purpose is ultimately for safety!
If your neighborhood is like mine, there are multiple garage or yard sales every weekend.
South Florida doctor talks about being hit with Alopecia Areata and losing all of his hair.
As we prepare to celebrate the dads in our life on Sunday, it’s a good reminder that it is currently Men’s Health Week.