Gaby Fleischman is a reporter at CBS Miami, where she covers daily breaking and general assignment news in her hometown. She joined CBS4 in March 2013. She is always on the go, chasing down the next big story–and is ready to cover everything from crime to hurricanes.
Before moving back home, Gaby worked for NBC2 in Southwest Florida where she was first on scene at officer-involved shootings and SWAT drug raids, chased down flames of fast-moving wildfires and even wrangled a gator for a live-shot.
Gaby landed her first reporting job at KHQ-TV in Spokane, WA, where she was nicknamed the “resident pit bull” because of her tenacity. Some high-profile reports she covered include an investigation on child sex trafficking and an attempted bombing at a MLK Day parade.
A native of Miami, Florida from Peruvian decent, Gaby speaks fluent Spanish and graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism with a concentration in broadcast journalism and global health. While at Medill, she spent time reporting at WLNS-TV in Lansing, Michigan. She also worked as an anchor and reporter for the Emmy award winning Northwestern News Network.
As an investigative journalist for the Medill Innocence Project, Gaby investigated miscarriages of the criminal justice system focusing on wrongful convictions. She traveled to neighborhoods and correctional facilities statewide—including Texas’ death row—to interview sources for two different cases: a capital punishment case in Texas that was recently taken up for review by the U.S. Supreme Court as a result of her team’s findings, and a Chicago double-murder case for which her team obtained a confession from the guilty party. She wrote several articles on the results of their investigation, featured on AOL Politics Daily and The Huffington Post.
Gaby fell in love with journalism during internships at WFOR and WPLG in South Florida, and WBBM in Chicago. During this time she worked on breaking news stories as well as in-depth investigative segments, including healthcare fraud, dangerous daycare centers and Chicago’s youth gun violence problems.
During her free time Gaby enjoys relaxing on the beach and trying out new restaurants. Most of all, she loves traveling and has made her way to 5 of the 7 continents–including Africa, where she spent several months volunteering at health clinics.
A dog is on the mend and back with his family after being shot last week in Northwest Miami-Dade.
A Hialeah restaurant remains closed Monday after the 78-year-old owner was shot and killed over the weekend.
It’s a melted mess inside a Miami home on Friday, the aftermath of fire that spread while two little girls were trapped inside.
Two young girls were rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital after they were found hiding in a bedroom while a fire spread through their Miami home.
A woman was killed in an overnight shooting in Miami. Shots were fired at around 11 p.m. Monday outside of an apartment building on NW 20th Street and 2nd Court.
Three people were injured during a shooting outside of a Deerfield Beach night club.
Pope Francis has entered the climate change debate with his latest manifesto.
It’s been almost two years since Bella Rodriguez-Torres, a girl whose battle with cancer brought a community together, passed away.
Hialeah Police officers gathered Monday to commemorate two fallen, four-legged heroes.
Coast Guard officials in Miami Beach offloaded $13.7 million worth of cocaine and marijuana on Friday.