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.


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?


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.


Is Your Latest Holiday Gift Eavesdropping On You?

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


Women Battling Illness After Breast Implants Urge Awareness, Education

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


Lauren’s List: Flu Facts You Need To Know

It seems like everyone I know has been sick lately.


Lauren’s List: De-Stress Your Home

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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


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.


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.


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

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


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


Lauren’s List: Online Dating Lingo Explained

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


South Florida Survivor Works To Boost Education in Haiti

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


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.


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

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


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!


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.


Tips On How To Emotionally & Mentally Prepare For Hurricane Irma

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


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.


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 […]


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

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


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

I’m notorious in my house for shrinking clothes.


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.


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

Kickball has been around for a hundred years.


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.


Lauren’s List: What Sleep Position Says About You

We spend one third of our lives sleeping.


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.


Lauren’s List: The 4 Types Of Facebook Users

Facebook now has 2 billion monthly users.