Lauren Pastrana

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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.

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Lauren’s List: Home Health Tests That Could Save Your Life

With flu fears running rampant, it’s more important than ever to be on top of your health.

01/29/2018

South Florida Survivor Learns To Love Herself And Never Give Up

Bringing a baby home is supposed to be the happiest time in a mother’s life, right?

01/24/2018

Lauren’s List: What You Shouldn’t Do After A Workout

If you made a resolution to work out more, hopefully, you’re sticking to it.

01/22/2018

Is Your Latest Holiday Gift Eavesdropping On You?

Could you be spied on in your own home and not even know it?

01/18/2018

Women Battling Illness After Breast Implants Urge Awareness, Education

If you have breast implants, you might want to read about this.

01/15/2018

Lauren’s List: Flu Facts You Need To Know

It seems like everyone I know has been sick lately.

01/15/2018

Lauren’s List: De-Stress Your Home

You deal with enough stress at work, at school, or even on South Florida roads.

01/08/2018

Lauren’s List: Get Your Finances In Shape In New Year

It’s January 1st and while you may have resolved to eat healthier or start exercising in 2018, it’s important to evaluate your financial health at the start of this new year, too.

01/01/2018

Lauren’s List: Helpful Tips For Gift Returns

Christmas is over and all the presents have been handed out, but maybe there’s a gift or two that missed the mark.

12/26/2017

Mothers Connect To Help Families Cope With Loss Of Loved Ones

Two mothers, who share a mutual pain over the loss of loved ones, also have a joint purpose. They’re helping others cope with loss.

12/20/2017

Lauren’s List: Tips For Traveling With Gifts

Are you traveling this holiday season? “Lauren’s List” has tips to make sure you don’t wind up looking like a holiday Grinch.

12/18/2017

Thousands Line Up For Free Holiday Food Baskets In Little Havana

Thousands lined up in chilly temperatures to get their free holiday food baskets early Wednesday morning in Little Havana.

12/13/2017

Mentoring Matters: Shared Passion For Aviation Helps Mentor Get Mentee In The Air

For aviation enthusiasts, attending flight school sounds like a dream come true.

12/12/2017

Get Moving & Relieve Stress With Free Yoga Class on Española Way

Enjoy a re-energizing and recharging refuge from stress with a free morning yoga class on Española Way.

12/11/2017

Lauren’s List: Retail Tricks That Make You Spend More

If you haven’t started your holiday shopping yet, what are you waiting for?

12/11/2017

Lauren’s List: How to Adjust To A New Schedule

What are the best ways to adjust the sleep routines our bodies have become so accustomed to? That’s what today’s Lauren’s List covers.

12/04/2017

Lauren’s List: Making A Cyber Monday Shopping Strategy

The beauty of Cyber Monday is that you can shop from home in your pajamas! Even though it’s a bit more relaxed, you still need a strategy.

11/27/2017

Preemie Baby Gains Strength To Go Home Just In Time For Thanksgiving

Now two and a half months old, Deion is home for Thanksgiving.

11/23/2017

Lauren’s List: What Not To Buy On Black Friday

More than 164 million people plan to shop during this upcoming holiday weekend according to the National Retail Federation.

11/20/2017

Lauren’s List: Getting A Discount On Dental Care

Many people are still weighing their health insurance options for 2018, including figuring out how you pay to keep your teeth in tip-top shape.

11/13/2017

Lauren’s List: As Daylight Savings Ends, Time To Reset Your Internal Clock

Yesterday, you probably woke up with a little pep in your step!

11/06/2017

Lauren’s List: Give Your Health Insurance A Check Up

Maybe you’ve seen the notifications in your office – it’s that time of year for open enrollment.

10/30/2017

Lauren’s List: Weird Ways To Wind Down Before Bed

Today’s “Lauren’s List” has a few of unique ways to speed up the falling asleep process.

10/23/2017

Lauren’s List: Online Dating Lingo Explained

The dating app Tinder celebrated its 5th anniversary last month.

10/17/2017

South Florida Survivor Works To Boost Education in Haiti

Flipping through photos of young smiling faces, Christa Remington feels connected to each one.

10/11/2017

Lauren’s List: What To Keep In The Fridge To Prevent Spoiling

Restocking spoiled food after Hurricane Irma got Lauren Pastrana thinking about what she should be keeping in the refrigerator. It’s today’s Lauren’s List.

10/09/2017

South Florida Survivor: Former WNBA Star Overcomes Challenges To Become Confidence Coach

Chantelle Anderson is a retired professional athlete, turned confidence coach.

09/27/2017

Lauren’s List: Going Through Your Post-Storm To-Do List

We know a lot of you were probably in the dark last week, so we wanted to do another “Lauren’s List” dedicated to what you should be doing post-storm, now that you can actually see us!

09/25/2017

Lauren’s List: Post-Irma Additions To Hurricane Prep Checklist

As we continue to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and the possibility of more storms to come this season, I’ve been talking to a lot of people who say they’d do things a bit differently the next time around.

09/18/2017

Tips On How To Emotionally & Mentally Prepare For Hurricane Irma

Have you thought about how to get emotionally and mentally prepared for Hurricane Irma?

09/06/2017

Lauren’s List: Tips To Assure Your Financial Freedom In Retirement

It’s Labor Day, and with many people enjoying a day off work, some may even be daydreaming about how to make this no-work thing permanent.

09/04/2017

South Florida Feels Pinch At The Pump, Thanks Harvey

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Labor Day weekend road trip will cost a bit more this year, as gas prices shoot up in response to Hurricane Harvey. At one Doral gas station, drivers are paying $2.69 for a gallon of regular. It was $2.79 at another station less than a mile […]

09/01/2017

Honey Leads To Money For Beehives In Miami’s Public Spaces

Some of Miami’s public spaces will soon look a little different.

08/29/2017

Lauren’s List: Easy Tips To Undo The Damage Of Shrinking Clothes

I’m notorious in my house for shrinking clothes.

08/28/2017

Lauren’s List: Signs Of Bullying At School

On this first day of school, many parents are preoccupied with thoughts of supply lists and class schedules.

08/21/2017

Moving U: Adults Channel Their Inner Child On The Kickball Diamond

Kickball has been around for a hundred years.

08/14/2017

Lauren’s List: What Your Tongue Can Tell You About Your Health

Open wide and say “aaaahhhh.” Doctors aren’t just telling you to do this to check your throat.

08/14/2017

Lauren’s List: What Sleep Position Says About You

We spend one third of our lives sleeping.

07/31/2017

South Florida Survivor: Child Uses Cancer Diagnosis To Inspire Others

Daniela Hoyos looks like a typical 12-year-old, but she has an alter-ego.

07/19/2017

Lauren’s List: The 4 Types Of Facebook Users

Facebook now has 2 billion monthly users.

07/17/2017

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