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 man was found dead inside a car near Sun Life Stadium early Thursday morning.
Two armed men, with their faces covered, rushed into an Oakland park gas station with surveillance cameras rolling.
An attempted burglary suspect is dead after deputies say he was shot and killed by a homeowner trying to protect his family.
A woman who said a man used his smartphone to record video under her skirt at a Whole Foods Market in Miami Beach is speaking about the incident.
A dangerous gaming trend has made its way to South Florida and authorities say it’s putting lives at risk.
Over the next two days, more than 300 men, women and children will swear their allegiance to the United States and become official become U.S. citizens at Biscayne National Park.
Someone shot up a marked Miami-Dade police cruiser overnight. Officers checking out a ‘shots fired’ call around 1:40 a.m. found that a department decoy vehicle, parked at Gulfstream Road and Marlin Road in Cutler Bay, had several bullet holes in it including five in the driver’s side rear window.
An assembly line of flower inspectors were sifting through boxes of roses and baby’s breath Tuesday during the busiest plant processing week of the year.
Having children reach their 4th birthday—that’s the goal of the #Saferby4 campaign being rolled out across Broward County Monday.
Many students walking to Boyd Anderson High School Wednesday are carrying extra concern after learning a classmate was sexually battered by a stranger.