Anchors

Rudabeh Shahbazi<a href="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/rudabeh-shabazi-600x450.jpg"><img class="wp-image-233124 alignleft" src="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/rudabeh-shabazi-600x450.jpg?w=300" alt="Rudabeh Shahbazi" width="213" height="164" /></a> Rudabeh Shahbazi anchors the weekday evening newscasts on CBS4 at 5:00 pm, 5:30 pm, 7 pm and 11:00 pm. She also anchors the public affairs show “Focus on South Florida,” airing on WBFS, MyTV33, and can be seen weeknights for news updates during “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”  She joined WFOR-TV, CBS4 in August, 2015 as a morning anchor, and became main anchor alongside Rick Folbaum later that year. Shahbazi was part of the team that won an Emmy covering the Pulse nightclub attack, and was nominated for another Emmy for coverage of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport shooting.  She was live on the air during Hurricanes Matthew, Irma and Maria, bringing viewers important updates as the storms closed in.  Shahbazi was also nominated for an Emmy for her coverage from Havana, when President Obama visited Cuba as part of the historic shift in US-Cuba relations. She was later live on the air when Cuban dictator Fidel Castro died. As the host of “Focus on South Florida,” Shahbazi interviews newsmakers, entertainers, politicians and leaders of arts and culture in the community. She is also the face of the series “CBS4’s Mentoring Matters,” which focuses on inspirational South Floridians who make a difference in young people’s lives. As part of the series, she produced and reported the Emmy-nominated documentary “Operation Peacemaker,” about a controversial gun violence prevention program in California that pays known violent offenders not to shoot. Before joining CBS4, Shahbazi was a reporter and fill-in anchor at KABC-TV in Los Angeles, where she reported on a host of national stories, including wildfires, the mass shootings at LAX and Santa Monica College, the Asiana plane crash in San Francisco and the Academy Awards from Hollywood. Prior to joining KABC-TV, Shahbazi was a reporter at KNXV-TV in Phoenix, where she covered the US-Mexico border.  While there, she won an Emmy for her coverage of a stranded community waiting for aid after a storm that paralyzed the region. Her continuous coverage of Arizona’s controversial immigration law was used as evidence in the Justice Department’s lawsuit against Arizona, and was nominated for a political Emmy. Shahbazi was one of the first reporters on the ground in Tucson after the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, and she was the only journalist to interview self-help guru James Ray after his deadly sweat lodge ceremony in Sedona. Shahbazi was also an education reporter at KEPR-TV in Pasco, Washington, and worked behind the scenes at KTVU-TV in Oakland, California.  Before television news, Shahbazi worked on documentaries, including on the award-winning film “King Leopold’s Ghost,” based on the best-selling book by Adam Hochschild.  She began her journalism career at a small weekly newspaper in Malibu, California. Shahbazi graduated from Pepperdine University, where she studied journalism and sociology. She holds a Master’s degree from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Shahbazi is also an accomplished photographer and editor, with a decade of experience behind the camera. She was the first TV news reporter in the nation’s second largest television market to shoot and edit her own daily stories. Her work has appeared on ABC, CNN, CBS and PBS.  She has reported from the Jordan-Iraq border, Laos, Thailand and Mexico. Ocean Drive Magazine named Shahbazi one of its eight Woman of Influence who are “changing Miami for the better.” She was honored by the Miami New Times as the “Best TV News Anchor” of 2016, and with the CCNN Media Excellence Award for “Best Anchor.” When she’s not on television, you can find Shahbazi lending her time to numerous other charities and community events.  She is a volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami. <a href="mailto:rshahbazi@cbs.com">E-Mail Rudabeh Shahbazi</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/rudabehcbs4" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Rudabeh Shabazi's Twitter Feed </a>| <a href="https://www.facebook.com/rudabehshahbazi/?ref=br_rs?fref=ts" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Rudabeh Shahbazi's Facebook Page</a>
Lauren Pastrana<a href="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/lauren-pastrana-600x4506.jpg"><img class="alignleft wp-image-169449" title="Lauren Pastrana Web Headshot" src="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/lauren-pastrana-600x4506.jpg?w=300" alt="" width="270" height="203" /></a> 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. <a href="mailto:lpastrana@cbs.com">E-Mail Lauren Pastrana</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/LaurenPastrana" target="_blank">Lauren Pastrana's Twitter Feed </a>| <a href="https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2048506&fref=ts" target="_blank">Lauren's Facebook Page</a>
Marybel Rodriguez<a href="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/marybel-rodriguez-600x450.jpg"><img class=" wp-image-250 alignleft" title="Marybel Rodriguez" src="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/marybel-rodriguez-600x450.jpg" alt="Marybel Rodriguez" width="175" height="131" /></a> Marybel Rodriguez is an Emmy-nominated weekend anchor for the CBS4 morning news as well as a reporter for the weekday newscasts on CBS4. She began her career as a “spokesmodel” on the popular Univision television show “Sabado Gigante,” the longest-running entertainment show in history seen in every Spanish-speaking country in the world. After six years with the show, Marybel was lured away to become a feature and entertainment reporter for WPLG. Her desire to cover hard news stories persuaded her to make the switch to CBS4 a few months later. Marybel is pleased to volunteer her time with the Hispanic community. She was the Hispanic Spokesperson for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD.) In 2008, Florida International University named her Outstanding Alumni of the Year. In 2010, Marybel was inducted by the Miami Dade College Foundation into the Alumni Hall of Fame under the Journalism category. In 2016, she received the “Journalist of the Year” Award from the Latin American Business Association (LABA.) In addition, Marybel has received numerous other awards that attest to her professionalism and dedication to news. These honors reflect the way Marybel’s warm and engaging personality connects with South Florida viewers. Born and raised in Miami to Cuban parents, Marybel has not forgotten her roots or the importance of her culture. A graduate of Florida International University, she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism. Nevertheless, Marybel’s greatest accomplishment is being a mother and wife. She loves spending time with her husband and their three sons. <a href="mailto:marybel.rodriguez@wfor.cbs.com">E-Mail Marybel Rodriguez</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/MarybelCBS4" target="_blank">Marybel's Twitter Feed </a>| <a href="https://www.facebook.com/marybel.rodriguez.96?fref=ts" target="_blank">Marybel's Facebook Page</a>
Eliott Rodriguez<a href="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/eliott-rodriguez-600x450.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-169423" title="Eliott Rodriguez Web Headshot" src="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/eliott-rodriguez-600x450.jpg?w=300" alt="" width="300" height="225" /></a>Eliott Rodriguez is an Emmy Award winning journalist and respected South Florida news anchor. He is anchor of CBS4 News at Noon and 6 PM. Eliott’s career has spanned three decades and includes coverage of major stories in the United States, Europe and Latin America. He is the recipient of two Emmy Awards and four Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in journalism. He has also been named Best News Anchor by Miami New Times, and one of South Florida’s Sharp Dressed Men by Ocean Drive Magazine. A graduate of the University of Miami, Eliott joined CBS4 in 1999. He previously worked as a reporter and anchor at WTVJ (Miami), WPLG (Miami) and WPVI (Philadelphia). Before his career in television, Eliott worked as a newspaper reporter for The Miami Herald and The Miami News. Eliott has traveled to Cuba on several reporting assignments, including a trip during which he interviewed Fidel Castro. He has reported from the Vatican on the Pope’s health, and from Death Row for the execution of a convicted killer. Other important stories include the invasion of Panama, the Mexico City earthquake, Hurricane Andrew, political conventions and elections in Venezuela and Nicaragua. Most recently, Eliott served as moderator for a statewide televised debate between Florida gubernatorial candidates Rick Scott and Charlie Crist. The debate was dubbed “Fangate” after a delay over the use of a portable fan brought national and international attention to the event. Eliott was praised for his handling of the incident. Eliott’s op-ed columns have appeared in The Miami Herald and South Florida Sun-Sentinel. A New York City native, Eliott loves South Florida and the Miami Hurricanes. He considers raising his four daughters to be his greatest accomplishment. <a href="mailto:erodriguez@cbs.com">E-Mail Eliott Rodriguez</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/ERodCBS4" target="_blank">Eliott's Twitter Feed </a>| <a href="https://www.facebook.com/eliottrodriguezTV" target="_blank">Eliott's Facebook Page</a>

CBS4 Investigates

David Sutta<a href="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/david-sutta-600x450.jpg"><img class=" wp-image-173344" title="David Sutta Web Headshot" src="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/david-sutta-600x450.jpg?w=300" alt="" width="270" height="203" /></a> David Sutta joined the CBS4 news team in April of 2007. As South Florida native, David adds local perspective to his Emmy award winning storytelling.  David covers a gamut of issues for the station including housing, politics, and the environment.  In addition to reporting he conducts a number of special project long format stories for CBS4. Prior to moving back to South Florida, David worked as a crime reporter for the NBC affiliate in Fort Myers, Florida. Over five years he covered nearly a dozen hurricanes, several high profile cases, presidential visits, and National Guard deployments. He also produced several in-depth investigations as the station's first Chief Investigative Reporter. Some of those investigations prompted major changes including the way schools are secured and how Florida Highway Patrol does enforcement on the interstate. David got his start in news at the NBC affiliate in Miami, WTVJ. As an intern he learned as much as possible and quickly became a utility player. David eventually became an associate producer and then producer. He is credited with helping the station transition to server based newscasts. Some of his systems are still in use there today. David is a graduate of Florida State University where he co-created and anchored the first student run college show (Sportschop) for network air. He also helped establish and report for FSULIVE, the college's first daily live newscast program. He is a proud member of Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) and he attended Miami Killian High School. Family comes first for David. He's the second oldest out of five children. Despite his allegiance to the Seminoles, David is still an avid Miami Hurricane fan. When the two play each other you should avoid him! When he's not digging up a story you can find David playing basketball, skiing, traveling, and scuba diving in the Keys. <a href="mailto:dsutta@cbs.com">E-Mail David Sutta</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/SuttaCBSMiami" target="_blank">David Sutta's Twitter Feed </a>
Jim DeFede<a href="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/jim-defede-600x450.jpg"><img class="alignleft wp-image-173245" title="Jim Defede Web Headshot" src="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/jim-defede-600x450.jpg?w=300" alt="" width="270" height="203" /></a>Jim DeFede joined CBS4 News in January 2006 and serves as an investigative reporter for the station, as well as host of its Sunday morning public affairs program “Facing South Florida.” He covered the 2016 presidential campaign travelling to New Hampshire and South Carolina, as well as across Florida, securing one-on-one interviews with Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, and Marco Rubio. For CBS4 News, DeFede has produced long-form reports, including half hour specials such as “Last Chance Boot Camp,” on Florida’s military style corrections center for young offenders; “Life and Death at Zoo Miami,” a look at the care and treatment of animals at Miami’s zoo; and “The Versace Murder: A South Beach Story,” on the twentieth anniversary of the fashion designer’s murder by spree killer Andrew Cunanan. In August 2017, CBS4 News aired “The Everglades: Where Politics, Money and Race Collide,” a one hour documentary on the 2016 environmental disaster that hit the Treasure Coast and its relation to Everglades restoration. DeFede spent more than a year working on the documentary. Jim DeFede was born in Brooklyn, New York on August 11, 1962. Although his family remains in the same rent-controlled apartment building where he was raised, DeFede left Brooklyn when he was 19 to attend Colorado State University. Much to his mother’s continuing disappointment, however, DeFede never graduated from college. In 1986, DeFede landed his first job in journalism as a night cops reporter for The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington. In 1991, he accepted an offer to become a staff writer with the weekly newspaper Miami New Times, where he won numerous awards during his eleven year tenure with the paper. Between 2002 and 2005, DeFede was a metro columnist for The Miami Herald. DeFede has been a contributing writer for Tina Brown’s Talk magazine. His work has also appeared in Radar, The New Republic, Newsday, Mother Jones, The (London) Independent, Miami Monthly, Key West Magazine and Loft. His first book, “The Day The World Came To Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland,” was published in 2002 by HarperCollins and was recognized with a 2003 Christopher Award for its ability to “affirm the highest values of the human spirit.” DeFede has won five regional Emmy Awards for his work on CBS4 News. <a href="mailto:jdefede@wfor.cbs.com">E-Mail Jim DeFede</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/DeFede" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Jim DeFede's Twitter Feed </a>| <a href="https://www.facebook.com/jim.defede?fref=ts" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Jim's Facebook Page</a>  

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Lisa Petrillo<a href="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/lisa-petrillo-600x450.png"><img class="wp-image-173254 alignleft" title="Lisa Petrillo Web Headshot" src="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/lisa-petrillo-600x450.png?w=300" alt="" width="270" height="203" /></a> Lisa Petrillo is the Entertainment and Lifestyle Reporter for WFOR, CBS4. Throughout her years as South Florida’s premiere Entertainment Reporter, Lisa has interviewed many celebrities, among them Paul McCartney, Sting, Tom Cruise, Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Lopez, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Elton John, Tom Hanks, Warren Beatty and the late Audrey Hepburn. In addition to reporting on entertainment , Lisa hosts the CBS4 “Taste of the Town “ segment celebrating South Florida’s growing culinary scene and reports on fashion, travel and other lifestyle trends. Lisa has received three Emmys: two for writing and on-camera performance for her behind-the-scenes series on soap operas entitled “Love in the Afternoon” and her third for her CBS4 report on the “Chefs Challenge” in 2005. In 1996, Lisa was named one of the 10 Best Dressed Women in Miami by the American Cancer Society. She’s involved with numerous charities including the Multiple Sclerosis Society, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Miami Children’s Health Foundation, Diabetes Research Institute, and Cystic Fibrosis among others. She’s on the Honorary Board for Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer. In 2014 and 2015, Vogue Magazine’s Editor Anna Wintour selected Lisa to the “Vogue 100”, an influential group of leaders known for their distinctive taste in fashion and culture. In 2015, Lisa was honored by the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale Beaux Arts Group with an award for her dedication and commitment to the arts. In 2016, Lisa was awarded the Silver Circle Award from the Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS.) The Silver Circle Award recognizes television professionals who have made significant contributions to television over a period of 25 years or more. Also in that year, Lisa was honored by the Columbus High School CCNN Live student broadcast program with the Media Excellence Award for “Best Entertainment Reporter.” Lisa’s professional career began in 1986 as Communications Manager for the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau. That year, she began her television career at WPLG as a producer. She was named the station’s entertainment reporter in 1988. Following WPLG, Lisa became a national correspondent on the NBC show “Real Life”. She joined WFOR, CBS4 in 2001 as Entertainment and Lifestyle Reporter. Lisa and her husband Bill have two children. She received her Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Marketing at the University of Miami. <a href="mailto:lpetrillo@wfor.cbs.com">E-Mail Lisa Petrillo</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/LisaPetrillo" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Lisa Petrillo's Twitter Feed</a> <a href="https://miami.cbslocal.com/tag/taste-of-the-town/">Taste of the Town</a>

News Director

Liz Roldan<a href="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/liz-roldan-web-headshot_new-2.jpg"><img class="alignleft wp-image-173256" title="Liz Roldan" src="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/liz-roldan-web-headshot_new-2.jpg" alt="" width="270" height="203" /></a>Liz Roldan is the News Director of WFOR-TV/CBS4 in South Florida. She has worked at the station since 2011, when she started as Executive Producer, Special Projects and Investigations. An eleven-time Emmy Award-winning journalist, Liz has worked for the past 25 years in the South Florida television market. Before joining CBS4, she was Managing Editor at WTVJ/ NBC6 from 2000 to 2008. Previously, Liz worked as the NBC6 News Special Projects Producer and Assignment Manager. Interestingly, before joining NBC6, she worked at CBS4 News from the early to mid ‘90s. Liz is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and is a proud member of IRE, Investigative Reporters & Editors, Inc. She was selected as a “Woman of Influence” by Ocean Drive Magazine in 2014. Liz is currently serving as mentor on the Leadership Mentors Program of the Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Florida International University. A much sought-after speaker, Liz has participated as a panelist at Investigative Reporters & Editors conferences; as a speaker at various journalism student events at the University of Miami and Florida International University; as a panelist at women leadership and empowerment conferences and guest lecturer at her alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin. She also has participated as a recruiter on behalf of the CBS Television Stations group at various minority journalist national conferences including the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Annual Conference and the National Association of Black Journalists Annual Conference. Liz is of Cuban-American descent, was raised in Houston, Texas and studied broadcast journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. <a href="https://twitter.com/lizroldancbs4" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Liz Roldan's Twitter Feed </a> Do you have feedback regarding the stations? <a href="https://miami.cbslocal.com/cbs4-station-info/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Click Here</strong></a>

Reporters

Hank Tester<a href="//cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/hank-tester-600x450.jpg"><img class="wp-image-233124 alignleft" src="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/hank-tester-600x450.jpg?w=300" alt="Hank Tester" width="213" height="164" /></a>Hank Tester is a CBS4 News general assignment reporter. He joined WFOR-TV, CBS4 Miami in October 2015.  Prior to joining CBS4, he was a general assignment reporter at WTVJ, NBC6, Miami, Florida. He began his broadcast news career behind the microphone at KEOS Radio in Flagstaff, Arizona in1962 while he was attending college in Flagstaff and has been at it ever since.  “It has been a hell of a run and it is not over yet,” says CBS4 reporter Hank Tester.” Hank graduated from Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff in 1966 obtaining a Master’s degree in American History. After graduation, his television career took off in Las Vegas after accepting a teaching position with the Clark County School District. He later transitioned from the classroom into the School District’s Public Broadcasting television station where he produced historical and educational programming. While creating documentaries, he also covered a variety of news stories in Vegas including the Nevada Legislature and the Nevada Gaming Commission. During those assignments, he established Newsnight 10, the PBS station’s award winning newscast. By 1971, Hank and other investors established Las Vegas Valley Broadcasting Company which by 1980 acquired the license for the Las Vegas’s Channel 3 NBC affiliate. By the late 1980’s Valley Broadcasting had become Sunbelt Broadcasting then Intermountain West Communications Company.  The group operated several TV and radio stations in several western states including KRNV in Reno, KSNV in Las Vegas and KYMA in Hank’s hometown of Yuma, Arizona. Hank arrived in Miami in 1992, just a month ahead of Hurricane Andrew after being hired by WTVJ.  His reporting efforts resulted in the television station group being recognized with the DuPont-Columbia University Award and the George Foster Peabody Broadcasting Award. Hank has received numerous awards throughout his career as a broadcast journalist including several Emmy awards.  In April 2005, he was honored with the Silver Circle Award by the Suncoast Chapter of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences. The Silver Circle is the highest honor awarded to South Florida broadcast journalists in recognition of a quarter century of work. Hank also received the Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame Award in 2015. He has been reporting the daily news in South Florida for over 23 years with an ability to “tell a story” in a balanced and unique fashion that resonates with viewers.  He enjoys the CBS4 newsroom atmosphere where knowledge, experience, and veteran presence are appreciated. Hank’s broadcasting career has included working as news director, news anchor, reporter, political commentator, assignment editor and television station owner. Raised on a small ranch in Arizona, he learned the values of efficiency and quality work. Hank Tester lives in Miami with his wife Lourdes, a legal assistant. They share four daughters and three grandchildren.  Hank and Lourdes enjoy learning about the history of Cuba. They own three classic cars and are members of the Antique Automobile Club of America. They often display their classic cars at shows around Florida including the 1967 National Award winning Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. <a href="mailto:htester@cbs.com">E-Mail Hank Tester</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/HankTester" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Hank Tester's Twitter Feed | </a><a href="https://www.facebook.com/hanktesterjournalist/?fref=ts" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Hank Tester's Facebook Page</a>
Oralia Ortega<a href="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/ortega-oralia_web-smile_headshot.png"><img class="wp-image-233124 alignleft" src="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/ortega-oralia_web-smile_headshot.png?w=300" alt="Oralia Ortega" width="213" height="164" /></a> Oralia Ortega joined the CBS4 News team in September of 2014. The Emmy award-winning journalist has more than a decade of experience as a reporter and anchor in cities throughout the country, but she’s especially pleased to be back reporting in her hometown of Miami. Oralia has covered a wide array of stories in her 12 years as a reporter, from hurricanes to border issues to features. Prior to joining CBS4 News, she was a general assignment reporter and weekend morning anchor for two years at KPNX-TV in Phoenix.  During her time in the Sonoran Desert, she covered stories that made national headlines, including the Jodi Arias murder trial and the Yarnell Hill Fire. Oralia also spent three years as the main anchor at KTSM-TV in El Paso at the height of the drug cartel-related violence that gripped Juarez, El Paso’s sister city. The violence had a widespread effect on the Borderland, and Oralia highlighted some of those issues through the station’s special reports. She was also heavily involved with various community organizations, such as Susan G. Komen, Junior Achievement, March of Dimes and the Junior League of El Paso, to name a few. Oralia started her broadcasting career in Missoula, MT, where she was a morning/noon anchor and producer. Her career then took her to Tyler, TX, where she was the weekend anchor. She also worked at WSVN as a freelance reporter. Oralia’s family left Nicaragua when she was three years old. They lived in Costa Rica and Panama, before settling in Miami when she was 10 years old. Oralia attended Florida International University and worked as a writer for a local television station after graduating with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors and weekend trips, and exploring Florida with her husband. <a href="mailto:oortega@cbs.com">E-Mail Oralia Ortega</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/oraliaortega" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Oralia Ortega's Twitter Feed </a>| <a href="https://www.facebook.com/OraliaOrtegaNews/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Oralia Ortega's Facebook Page</a>
Peter D'Oench<a href="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/peter-doench-600x450.jpg"><img class=" wp-image-173345" title="Peter D'Oench Web Headshot" alt="" src="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/peter-doench-600x450.jpg?w=300" width="270" height="203" /></a> Peter D'Oench is a reporter for CBS4 News. He came to CBS4 from WKRN in Nashville. D'Oench was an award-winning member of the WPLG News Team as a reporter from 1989 – 2004. In addition, he was a producer for news, special projects and the station's Problem Solvers franchise from 2004--2007. Prior to joining WPLG, he was an anchor/reporter with WTNH, New Haven (1984 – 1989); a reporter for WFTV, Orlando (1983 – 1984); a reporter and morning anchor with WCBS, New York City (1982 – 1983); a reporter for WSVN, Miami (1978 – 1982) and a reporter for KAMR, Amarillo, Texas (1977 – 1978). D'Oench is the recipient of a number of prestigious honors and awards, including a Silver Circle and five Sunshine State Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, a pair of awards from the Sigma Delta Chi honor society, a special citation from Mothers Against Drunk Driving, an Excellence in Reporting commendation from the New York City Overseas Press Club, a special citation from the Miami-Dade County PTA and a special commendation from Florida Governor Bob Graham. <a href="mailto:peter.doench@cbs.com">E-Mail Peter D’Oench</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/pdoenchcbs4" target="_blank">Peter D'Oench's Twitter Feed </a>| <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pdoenchcbs4" target="_blank">Peter's Facebook Page</a>
Joan Murray<a href="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/rev-joan-murray-600x450.jpg"><img class="wp-image-233124 alignleft" src="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/rev-joan-murray-600x450.jpg?w=300" alt="Joan Murray" width="213" height="164" /></a>Joan Murray is an award winning reporter who joined CBS Miami in August 2001 shortly before the September 11th attacks.  She was among the first to report the South Florida connection to the terrorists. In her many years reporting in South Florida she has covered hurricanes, fires and floods, school issues, government and breaking news. Much of her work concentrates on the Broward community where she has proudly called home for the past 20 years. Joan is a native of Philadelphia, Pa. and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rutgers College in New Brunswick, N.J. where she was elected Phi Beta Kappa. She began her career in upstate Pennsylvania where she reported and anchored.  Joan won an Associated Press award for feature reporting and a National Press Club award for Consumer reporting. Along the way she has held Anchor and reporting positions in Raleigh, North Carolina and West Palm Beach. She also spent five years in Florida's capital working for a national News service covering state politics and breaking news in the Southern United States including the Amtrak train disaster and the trial of former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega for drug trafficking and money laundering. In her spare time she enjoys exploring the world with her husband and son! <a href="mailto:jmurray@wfor.cbs.com">E-Mail Joan Murray</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/joanmurraycbs4" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Joan Murray's Twitter Feed </a>| <a href="https://www.facebook.com/joancbs4news?fref=ts" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Joan Murray's Facebook Page</a>
Ted Scouten<a href="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/ted-scouten-600x450.png"><img class="wp-image-173252 alignleft" title="Ted Scouten Web Headshot" src="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/ted-scouten-600x450.png?w=300" alt="" width="270" height="203" /></a> <span style="line-height:1.5em;">Multiple Emmy award winning journalist Ted Scouten has been the familiar face at the scene of international stories that have affected South Florida since 1998.</span> <span style="line-height:1.5em;">Ted’s true passion is for the news of the day and has reported from CBS4's Broward County Newsroom since 1999. No television reporter in South Florida has been based in Broward County longer than Ted.</span> <span style="line-height:1.5em;">Ted watched the news from the age of three. “My mom thought I was an odd child,” Ted laughs. “When we had company, I would grab them by the hand and lead them into the living room to watch the news. It was evident that I didn’t choose journalism. It chose me.”</span> <span style="line-height:1.5em;">Ted has reported on stories all over the US, Caribbean and Latin America. He was on the scene of the devastating earthquake in Haiti less than 24 hours after it happened. He also arrived in NYC less than a day after the 9/11 attacks. </span> <span style="line-height:1.5em;">“As devastating as both of those stories were, I would never give up the experience of being there,” Ted said. “To see firsthand the horror of terrorism and the pain of that tragic quake in Haiti have not only made me a better journalist but more importantly, a better human being. You can’t experience something like that and not be moved and changed for the better.”</span> <span style="line-height:1.5em;">If there’s a hurricane or breaking news anywhere around Florida or the Caribbean chances are Ted is on the way. He actually keeps a bag packed in his car trunk and always carries his passport. You never know when news will break, that’s why he’s always ready.</span> <span style="line-height:1.5em;">Perhaps one of Ted’s most meaningful pieces of work was the 2012 award winning documentary<a href="https://miami.cbslocal.com/march-live-video/" target="_blank"> “March of the Living: Return to Auschwitz.”</a>  He followed three holocaust survivors back to Auschwitz for an emotional journey. </span> <span style="line-height:1.5em;">“These incredible men are living testament to the ugliness of bigotry and hate,” Scouten said. “They also are a shining example of how tolerance, education and love can change hearts and minds.” Ted received two Emmy Awards for his work on this incredible project. </span> <span style="line-height:1.5em;">Ted was also honored with a 2002 Emmy for his report on Pet Overpopulation in South Florida. Ted is an animal advocate having rescued several dogs.</span> <span style="line-height:1.5em;">Ted is very involved with the community. Some of his favorite causes are AIDS Walk South Florida, Broward House, The Wildlife Care Center and The Humane Society of Broward County. Ted loves working in his yard when he’s not out reporting. And whenever he gets free time you can bet Ted and his husband Dave are traveling the world. Some of Scouten’s favorite destinations have been Australia, New Zealand, Venezuela and Palm Spring, Ca. </span> <span style="line-height:1.5em;">“I’ve lived in my home in Hollywood longer than I have lived anywhere in my life. South Florida is my home, my community and it’s an honor to tell the stories of my neighbors and what impacts their lives”</span> <span style="line-height:1.5em;">Ted is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Journalism, and minors in Spanish, English and Psychology. He also studied at Universidad de Valencia in Valencia, Spain. Ted began his television career in 1986 on the Texas/Mexico border, in Laredo, Texas, followed by gigs in The Rio Grande Valley, Austin and Orlando. </span> <span style="line-height:1.5em;">Ted’s philosophy, “I love having a front row seat to life’s events, at home and around the world.” </span> Ted welcomes your story and Cold Case ideas and comments. You may contact him at 305-639-4549 <a href="mailto:tscouten@cbs.com">E-Mail Ted Scouten</a><a href="https://miami.cbslocal.com/category/blogs/ted-scouten/"> </a><a href="https://twitter.com/CBS4Ted" target="_blank">Ted Scouten's Twitter Feed </a>| <a href="https://www.facebook.com/tscouten?fref=ts" target="_blank">Ted's Facebook Page</a>
Carey Codd<a href="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/carey-codd-600x450.jpg"><img class="wp-image-173221 alignleft" title="Carey Codd Web Headshot" src="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/carey-codd-600x450.jpg?w=300" alt="" width="270" height="203" /></a> Carey Codd is a General Assignment Reporter for CBS4 News and joined the News Team in 2005. He has covered a range of stories from cops to courts, foreclosures to features. In the past decade, Carey has covered <strong><a href="http://cbs4.com/bios/Carey.Codd.cbs4.9.376101.html" target="_blank">Hurricane Katrina</a></strong> from New Orleans, the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster from Cape Canaveral, the 9/11 attacks from New York City and the disputed presidential election in 2000 in Palm Beach County. Prior to Miami, Carey worked at WPEC in West Palm Beach. While there, Carey was honored twice by the Florida Associated Press for individual achievement as a reporter. Carey holds a Master's Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Miami and a Bachelors Degree in Communications from Catawba College in North Carolina. Carey and his wife Meredith are the proud parents of two boys. <a href="mailto:cdcodd@wfor.cbs.com">E-Mail Carey Codd</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/ccoddcbs4news" target="_blank">Carey Codd's Twitter Page</a> | <a href="http://www.facebook.com/CareyCoddWFOR" target="_blank">Carey Codd's Facebook Page</a>
Gary Nelson<a href="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/gary-nelson-600x450.jpg"><img class="alignleft wp-image-173237" title="Gary Nelson Web Headshot" src="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/gary-nelson-600x450.jpg?w=300" alt="" width="270" height="203" /></a> Gary Nelson has been a member of the CBS4 News team since September, 1992, coming on board in the days following Hurricane Andrew, a storm that ripped a swath of devastation across our community and ripped the roof off Gary's house. Gary's colorful style and memorable story-telling ability have helped CBS4 News stand apart in South Florida television. It is a style Gary has been developing and sharing over 42 years of broadcast news experience. While Gary has lived and worked his entire life in Florida - beginning in his hometown of Gainesville - his many assignments across the United States and overseas have contributed to the numerous Emmy and Associated Press awards he has received for everything from spot news to feature stories to investigative reporting. He has also won the Edward R. Murrow award. Gary is a member of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences Born and raised in Gainesville, Gary, of course, bleeds Orange and Blue as a big fan of the Florida Gators. Gary enjoys fishing, scrabble and quality time with his wife, Mary Jane. His son, Niles, is a cryptologist/linguist for United States Navy Security, who reads, writes and speaks Chinese. <a href="mailto:gnelson@wfor.cbs.com">E-Mail Gary Nelson</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/NelsonCBS4" target="_blank">Gary Nelson's Twitter Feed </a>

Sports

Steven "Goldie" Goldstein<a href="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/steven-goldie-600x450.png"><img class="wp-image-173254 alignleft" title="Lisa Petrillo Web Headshot" src="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/steven-goldie-600x450.png?w=300" alt="" width="270" height="203" /></a> Steven " Goldie" Goldstein is a sports broadcasting veteran and trusted voice in South Florida. He joined CBS4 as a sports anchor/reporter, commentator and occasional news anchor in 2015. Goldie is the longtime voice of the NHL's Florida Panthers, spending nine seasons as the television play-by-play announcer on Fox Sports Florida.  He originally spent two years as the Panthers radio play-by-play reporter and has been with the team since 1997 as their television and radio host. He has extensive national experience, working four Olympics for CBS Radio/Westwood One. Most recently, he served as the hockey play-by-play voice o at the 2014 Sochi Winter games and at the 2010 games in Vancouver.  He also served as the hockey studio host and reporter in Nagano in 1998 and producer at the 1994 games at Lillehammer. Goldie served as the host of the 2016 Stanley Cup finals. He has also hosted NFL shows and covered several Super Bowls for Westwood One radio network. In addition, he hosted morning drive radio on WQAM and WINZ radio Miami, served as pre and post-game host for the Miami Dolphins Radio Network and Miami Hurricanes football from 1995-2004 and 2012-2015. Additionally, Goldie has hosted Miami Dolphins weekly television shows.  His radio experience includes cohosting the Pete Rose Show and other national talk shows from 1995-1997. Goldie began his career at CBS Radio Network in New York and reporter for WFAN radio and various national radio outlets. A graduate of S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University, Goldie is from Brooklyn, New York and attended Canarsie High School. He is married to wife Dana and has 2 sons, Jake and Kyle.
Mike Cugno<a href="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/mike-cugno-600x450.jpg"><img class="wp-image-233124 alignleft" src="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/mike-cugno-600x450.jpg?w=300" alt="Michael Cugno" width="213" height="164" /></a> Mike Cugno joined CBS4 as a Producer, Reporter and occasional sports anchor in October 2014. Cugno is a Miami native. He attended Miami’s Christopher Columbus High School before getting accepted to Florida State University where he studied communications. He graduated with Bachelor’s in Communication, Minor in Business. Following his studies, he was hired as an Associate Sports Producer at NBC 6 South Florida. He spent three years at WTVJ, eventually working his way on air covering local sports and doing features stories for the newscast as well as their program Sports Final. Cugno claims that it was his passion for all of South Florida sports team -- including the Dolphins, Hurricanes, Heat, Marlins and Panthers – which led him to a career in broadcast journalism. <a href="mailto:mcugno@cbs.com">E-Mail Mike Cugno</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeCugnoCBS4" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Mike Cugno's Twitter Feed | </a><a href="https://www.facebook.com/MikeCugnoCBS4/?fref=ts" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Mike Cugno's Facebook Page</a>
Kim Bokamper<a href="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/kim-bokamper-600x450.jpg"><img class=" wp-image-173246" title="Kim Bokamper Web Headshot" src="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/kim-bokamper-600x450.jpg?w=300" alt="" width="270" height="203" /></a> Former Miami Dolphins great Kim Bokamper remains part of the CBS4 Sports team every football season. In the mid ‘70s and ‘80s, Bokamper was one of the best known members of the world champion Miami Dolphins. A linebacker, he joined the team as a first-round draft choice in 1976. He went on to play in two Pro Bowls (‘80 and ‘81) and as a starting defensive end for Super Bowls XVII (‘82) and XIX (‘84). In addition, he received an Outstanding Linebacker Award in 1981. Since retiring from the game, Bokamper has pursued a successful career in broadcasting. From ‘92 - ‘96, he was the host of "Sports Talk 610" on WIOD, during which time he also hosted the Dolphins pre-game and post-game shows. He was a football analyst for Channel 33’s "Sunday Night Sports Rap" from ‘93 - ‘96 and since ‘96, he’s hosted "Sports Talk" on 560 WQAM. Since last year, he’s worked with News4 as a football analyst. A successful businessman and consultant, Bokamper donates his time to a number of charitable organizations, including the American Cancer Association, the Cystic Fibrosis Association, the United Way, and Special Olympics. He’s also served as president of both the Miami Chapter of the NFL Alumni Association and the Miami Dolphins Alumni association. Bokamper attended San Jose State where he graduated in ‘76. <a href="mailto:KBokamper@wfor.cbs.com">E-Mail Kim Bokamper</a>
Jim Berry<a href="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/jim-berry-600x450.jpg"><img class="wp-image-233124 alignleft" src="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/jim-berry-600x450.jpg?w=300" alt="Jim Berry" width="213" height="164" /></a>Jim Berry is the main Sports Anchor for CBS4 News. He anchors the weeknight sportscasts,  and the station’s extensive Miami Dolphins coverage. During football season, Jim hosts the pre-game show “Dolphins Weekly Live”, and the 5th Quarter post game show. Jim joined CBS4 in August, 1996 from WBBM-TV, the CBS owned station in Chicago. In Jim's first stint in Miami, he was Sports Director at WSVN-TV.  His broadcasting career began in news. Jim worked at WBTV in Charlotte, N.C. before moving on to WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C. He was a news reporter and anchor before turning to sports. Jim is a three time Best of Miami winner, and has won five Emmys. He is also a recipient of the Silver Circle of Excellence award for a distinguished journalism career from the Suncoast chapter of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences. Jim has been a frequent motivational speaker at schools, and been involved with numerous charities. The Chicago native graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. He is married with two children. <a href="mailto:JBerry@wfor.cbs.com">E-Mail Jim Berry</a>

Weather News

Dave Warren<a href="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/dave-warren-600x450.jpg"><img class="alignleft wp-image-173256" title="Dave Warren" src="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/dave-warren-600x450.jpg?w=300" alt="" width="270" height="203" /></a>Dave Warren is an AMS certified meteorologist with nearly 20 years of forecasting experience, a strong science background and skilled on the most up-to-date computer weather systems. He joined CBS4 News (Miami) in November, 2016 as weeknight meteorologist. Prior to joining CBS4, Dave worked at WTXF-TV, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has also worked as a meteorologist at Al Jazeera America in New Your City, WCAU-TV in Philadelphia and KPAX-TV in Missoula, Montana. Dave has covered a wide range of national weather events such as the California drought, the 2000 wildfires in the Western United States, the record snowfall winter of 2009-2010 in Philadelphia and Hurricane Sandy. Dave is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Meteorology. In addition to his AMS credentials, he is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) and member of the American Meteorology Society. Dave was born just outside of Philadelphia and became a weather enthusiast one day when a round of golf was cut short by a violent thunderstorm. His interest in thunderstorms is what led him to tornado alley and one of the top Meteorology schools in the country. Dave enjoys working with students and teachers to share his knowledge of meteorology.  He has been a mentor for the Student Weather Station and Datastream Atmosphere, programs that brings meteorological science curriculum into the classroom.  As an Eagle Scout he also works closely with the scouting community and will often be seen visiting local troops to help the boys get their Weather Merit Badge. Dave is happily married and has three children. His twins were born on Christmas Eve and his youngest was born on Tax Day. His wife has ties to South Florida and loves taking the children to the beach. Dave loves the South Florida warm weather and takes full advantage of the extended golf season whenever he can get away from work and daddy duties. <a style="font-size:15px;" href="mailto:dwarren1@cbs.com">E-Mail Dave Warren</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/DaveWarrenCBS4" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Dave Warren's Twitter Feed </a>| <a href="https://www.facebook.com/dave.warren.3998?fref=ts" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Dave Warren's Facebook Page</a>
Craig Setzer<a href="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/craig-setzer-600x450.jpg"><img class="wp-image-173235 alignleft" title="Craig Setzer Web Headshot" src="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/craig-setzer-600x450.jpg?w=300" alt="" width="270" height="203" /></a>Chief Meteorologist and Emmy Award winner Craig Setzer’s forecasts and hurricane updates can be seen on CBS4 Miami weekdays at 5, 5:30, 6, and 11. He joined CBS4 in January 2000 as Executive Producer and on-air Meteorologist. Because of his extensive experience and knowledge, he is a sought-after community resource regarding severe weather and tropical cyclones. Craig has served as an instructor at the National Hurricane Center’s International Hurricane Workshops, as a presenter at the Governor’s Hurricane Conference, and as a guest lecturer at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS). He is also a member of RSMAS Advisory Board for its Masters of Professional Sciences Program. Before joining WFOR-TV CBS4, Craig was Chief Meteorologist for KRDO in Colorado Springs, and an on-air meteorologist for WFLA in Tampa and for KSDK in St. Louis. He has also appeared on <em>CBS This Morning</em>, and <em>The CBS Evening News</em>. Prior to his work forecasting hurricanes, Craig was an avid tornado chaser capturing dozens of twisters, many airing on The Weather Channel, The Learning Channel, and The Discovery Channel. Craig attended the University of Oklahoma where he studied severe weather and focused on storm chasing. Craig holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Meteorology, and was awarded the Television Seal of Approval from the American Meteorology Society in 1997. Craig also is an active member of the National Weather Association. During his 17 years in South Florida, Craig has volunteered time and support to several local charities, including Hospice Care of Southeast Florida, Boys & Girls Club of Broward County, and Broward County’s Coalition to End Homelessness. In addition, he is a frequent speaker at public events and schools in both Broward and Miami-Dade. An avid cyclist, Craig has participated in numerous cyclist events to benefit charities including the Dolphins Cancer Challenge to benefit the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. I In 2017, Craig was honored by the Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Arts & Sciences with the prestigious Silver Circle award.  The Silver Circle is awarded to distinguished individuals who have contributed a quarter of a century or more of exemplary excellence to the television industry.   <a style="font-size:15px;" href="mailto:csetzer@cbs.com">E-Mail Craig Setzer</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/CraigSetzer" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Craig Setzer's Twitter Feed </a>| <a href="https://www.facebook.com/craig.setzer?fref=ts" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Craig's Facebook Page</a>
Lissette Gonzalez<a href="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/lissette-gonzalez-600x450.jpg"><img class="wp-image-173248 alignleft" title="Lissette Gonzalez Web Headshot" alt="" src="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/lissette-gonzalez-600x450.jpg?w=300" width="270" height="203" /></a> Lissette Gonzalez has served as the morning and noon Meteorologist for CBS4 News since 2007.  Viewers can watch Lissette’s weathercasts weekday mornings from 5 am to 9 am and again at noon. This hometown girl can be seen venturing outside of the studio to deliver her weathercast from South Florida’s most vibrant events and celebrated venues.  Lissette has also served as a guest Meteorologist during the National "CBS This Morning" newscasts. Lissette obtained her degree as Certified Broadcast Meteorologist from Mississippi State University with honors. She also earned the National Weather Association (NWA) Television Weathercaster Seal of Approval. Lissette is a proud member of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society. Lissette was named Best Meteorologist by the <em>Miami New Times</em> "Best of Miami 2013." The <em>New Times</em> said of Lissette, “It’s not every day you get to watch a beauty queen turned off-Broadway star turned recording artist turned TV host turned meteorologist deliver the weekday morning forecast. Unless, of course, you tune in to CBS4 News from 5 to 9 a.m. and at noon to watch Lissette Gonzalez do her thing… Her bright smile, charismatic personality, and ease in delivering the weather in a simple yet thorough manner make it easy for Gonzalez to connect with her viewers… With her beauty pageant and Broadway days behind her, Gonzalez is doing what she does best: forecasting the weather.” Lissette’s weathercast has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists with a “Florida Award of Excellence.” And she was also selected as one of<em> Brickell Magazine</em>’s “Top 20 Professionals under 40″ and she was featured in <em>Ocean Drive Magazine</em>’s “Beach Patrol: The people who make Miami.”  Born and raised in Miami, Lissette is happy to be back home now in South Florida tracking the tropics and forecasting the weather she is so familiar with. Prior to joining CBS4, Lissette served as the evening Weather Anchor for KTLA’s Prime News in Los Angeles, the number two market in the country. Lissette’s weathercast was recognized by the Associated Press Association with a Mark Twain AP Award for “Best Weather segment.” She was also nominated for a Los Angeles Emmy Award for her work as host of the KTLA special “Access LA: de todo-Latin Explosion.” Lissette delivered her weathercasts and often covered entertainment news from different venues, events and award shows. Lissette has had a diverse and impressive career in broadcasting and entertainment on the national and local level. In addition, she has hosted and reported for such nationally syndicated shows as “EXTRA,” “Extra en Espanol,” and “Livin’ Large.” However, she got her start in front of the cameras right here in Miami at the University of Miami anchoring the “Daybreak” and “Primetime” Newscasts on UMTV, and hosting and reporting for the local show “Miami Hoy”(“Miami Today”). Lissette is a former Miss Miami and Miss Florida. In 1998, she was named second runner up to Miss America, and won over $50,000 dollars in scholarship money, which helped her complete her studies and graduate from the University of Miami with a double major in Broadcast Journalism and Music-Vocal Performance. Lissette then starred as “Maria” in the Off-Broadway hit “4 Guys Named Jose and Una Mujer named Maria” in New York and Miami, and was subsequently nominated for the prestigious Carbonell Award. Her success Off-Broadway led to a record deal in 2001 with RCA and she had the opportunity to record with Grammy-award winning music producers and songwriters in both New York, Los Angeles and Miami. Lissette is very active in the community and was recently recognized by the Dania Lions Club with the Lions Club International Medal of Merit Award for her service to the community. This award recognizes individuals who are an asset to their profession and leaders in the community. Lissette frequently visits South Florida schools to speak to students about weather and the importance of education. She supports many organizations including Dream in Green, Amigos for Kids, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, American Red Cross, Women of Tomorrow, Best Buddies and Padres Brillantes. Lissette hosts, performs and participates in many charitable events and is very involved with CBS4′s Neighbors 4 Neighbors programs. Lissette has teamed up with fellow CBS4 Meteorologist Jeff Berardelli to help raise funds for Broward burn victim Michael Brewer.  And she also teamed up with Jeff to host a ”Strike out Cancer” event to help benefit the Children’s Cancer Caring Center.   Lissette also participates in events including the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure to raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer Research, the annual Celebrity 5K to help benefit Community Partnership for the Homeless, and the Miami Corporate Run. Lissette is still very passionate about music and has had the honor to singing the National Anthem and “God Bless America” at the Heat, Marlins and Dolphins games and at the Sony Ericsson. Lissette also enjoys spending time with her family and friends. <a href="mailto:lgonzalez@wfor.cbs.com">E-Mail Lissette Gonzalez</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/LissetteCBS4" target="_blank">Lissette Gonzalez's Twitter Feed</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/LissetteGonzalezTV" target="_blank">Lissette's Facebook Page</a>

Web Journalists

Matt Yurus<a href="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/matt-yuris_cbsdfw.jpg"><img class="alignleft wp-image-173256" title="Matt Yurus" src="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/matt-yuris_cbsdfw.jpg?w=300" alt="" width="270" height="203" /></a>Matt Yurus is a digital anchor based in Dallas/Fort Worth, telling stories for CBS’ local news stations’ websites across the country. After receiving his Master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, he got his start at WUSA9, the CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C. There he worked as a field producer, MMJ and reporter. Matt is a lawyer turned newsman. He earned his law degree from George Mason University, passed the New York Bar Exam, and began his career as a legal fellow for a U.S. senator on Capitol Hill. When he is not telling stories, Matt enjoys reading non-fiction, exercising, window shopping, watching baseball and can be found doing anything that involves water — swimming, skiing, fishing or boating. He’ll save the rest for when he meets you!  
David Dwork<a href="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/david_dwork-600x450.jpg"><img class="wp-image-173235 alignleft" title="David Dwork" src="https://cbsmiami.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/david_dwork-600x450.jpg?w=300" alt="" width="270" height="203" /></a>David Dwork joined the CBS4 News team in 2014 after working in sports radio for seven years as a host, producer and reporter. He also freelanced as a sportswriter for several different outlets during that time. Born and raised in North Miami Beach, David has been a sports nut his entire life. Destined to be a Miami Dolphins fan, he was born on the same day that the Dolphins played in Super Bowl XVII. David has been involved in journalism since grade school, doing the daily TV news from grade four through twelve. He attended Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School and was part of their magnet program for Television Production. Following high school, David pursued his childhood dream of becoming a professional hockey goalie and began his career playing Junior A hockey in Jackson, Michigan for the Jackson Prowlers in the Continental Elite Hockey League. He also played for the Exeter Seawolves in Exeter, New Hampshire (Interstate Junior Hockey League) and for the South Jersey Scarlet Raptors in Pennsauken, New Jersey (Continental Hockey Association). In 2007 David began his professional career as an intern for the Miami Heat, working with the Sun Sports television crew on game broadcasts. After that he began interning at WAXY 790 “The Ticket” and was hired as a show producer and field reporter. Following four years at WAXY, David moved across the street to 560 WQAM to produce their 10am-1pm time slot. He became the executive producer of the University of Miami Hurricanes football broadcasts while continuing to cover games and practices for all local sports teams, including the Miami Dolphins, Miami Heat and Florida Panthers. When he isn’t providing content for CBSMiami.com, David and his wife, Jaime work with several South Florida charities and enjoy going to the beach, the movies and looking for fun new restaurants around town. David also still plays ice hockey and enjoys a good poker game with friends. In September of 2016 David and Jaime welcomed their first child, Tyler, into the world. <em>Follow David on Twitter (<a href="https://twitter.com/daviddwork" target="_blank">@DavidDwork</a>)</em> <em><a href="mailto:ddwork@cbs.com">E-Mail David Dwork</a></em>
Lisa Cilli<span style="line-height:1.5em;">Lisa Cilli joined the CBS4 News team in June 1995 as producer of the Noon Newscast. It's a position she held for ten years and during that time, the broadcast was the #1 ranked Noon newscast in South Florida.</span> The summer of 2005 brought the winds of change and a record number of hurricanes to go along with it. After producing for endless hours through the most active Atlantic hurricane season in recorded history, Lisa was ready for a change. It came when CBS Television Station's "Always On" digital media initiative re-launched new websites for the majority of its CBS stations, including Miami. The nationwide project needed new web producers to make this ambitious project work. That's when Lisa crossed over from line producing the #1 rated Noon newscast to web producing for the newly launched CBS4.COM, now known as CBSMIAMI.COM. After a year and a half, Lisa was promoted to Senior Web Editor. In April 2013, Lisa was promoted to Director of Digital Media. Prior to joining the CBS4 News team, Lisa worked at WTVJ for five years as a News Producer. Lisa was part of the WTVJ-TV team that won the Alfred I. DuPont, Edward R. Murrow and George Foster Peabody awards for coverage of Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Lisa is a true Miami native; born and raised in the heart of Kendall. She attended Miami Killian Senior High before she headed north to the Gator Nation. At the University of Florida, Lisa received her B.S. degree in Telecommunications from the College of Journalism and Communications in 1989. Lisa is married and has two children. <strong><a href="mailto:lcilli@wfor.cbs.com">E-Mail Lisa Cilli</a></strong>
John MacLauchlanBorn in Philadelphia to Catholic parents with gypsy blood coursing through their veins, John was brought to South Florida at a very early age as his parents tried to stay one step ahead of the law. (Just kidding – but every bio needs a catchy opening) Growing up in Hollywood in the late 1960s and early 1970s, John spent his youth as most youth do; reading comic books, fantasizing that he was a super hero and wondering what the neighbors were having for dinner. When attending Hollywood Hills High, John realized his future would involve writing because he had the math skill of a 5th grader and he had no interest in athletics. Graduating with a semi-respectable grade point average, John went to Florida State University where he majored in Communications because everything else seemed like work. After graduating FSU with semi-respectable grades, the real work began; John set out to find a job. Since "the first man on the moon" and being Hugh Hefner were already taken (damn you Hef), John went to work at 940 WINZ - a news/talk radio station in Miami - as a producer. He was eventually promoted to reporter and then to the assignment desk, where he lost most of his hair (pulled it out actually) covering breaking news and coddling finicky reporters. Somewhere in the late 1990s he made the switch to Newsradio 610 WIOD where his news shows won numerous Florida Associated Press awards for "best newscasts", etc. After 25 years in the 'news radio' business, John was downsized out of a job in late 2005. In early 2006, he was hired by CBS4's web department where he has been ever since. John is not what you really call a 'newsie'; in fact, he hates watching news networks like CNN, MSBC, Fox News with their talking head shows where the experts go 'blah blah blah' all day long. So what does he like – probably every thing you do; from watching the guys blow stuff up on Mythbusters, to Rachael Ray whipping up a 7 course dinner in 30 minutes (or less) and re-runs of NCIS. His down to earth lifestyle is reflected in his writing. He takes the information & facts and puts them into a story that both enlightens and informs – and sometimes will even make you laugh.
CBSMiami.com TeamThe CBSMiami team is a group of experienced journalists and web programmers who bring you the content on CBSMiami. <a href="https://miami.cbslocal.com/personality/lisa-cilli/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Lisa Cilli</a> <a href="https://miami.cbslocal.com/personality/john-maclauchlan/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">John MacLauchlan</a> <a href="https://miami.cbslocal.com/personality/david-dwork/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">David Dwork</a> Mauricio Maldonado