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.
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Police are investigating the armed robbery of auto parts and accessories store AutoZone in Margate.
A Miami-Dade Fire Rescue hazardous materials team was called out after an ammonia leak was detected at a food distribution warehouse in North Miami.
Final preparations are underway for Florida’s Gubernatorial Debate: “Decision 2014: Before You Vote” at Broward College in Davie.
The father of a murdered South Florida woman is on a mission to change how police track down missing adults—even taking his concerns to Senator Marco Rubio.
Police have asked for the public’s help in find the driver of an SUV who slammed into a teen on a bike and then drove off.
Police will be patrolling the streets Friday night to provide extra police presence during Yom Kippur.
There was a line out the door as hundreds waited their turn for a little one on one time with former First Lady, and possible presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton at her signing in Coral Gables.
A Bal Habour man said a high-class con artist duped a him out of thousands of dollars worth of property after he fell asleep.
A South Florida school celebrated on Friday after getting accepted into the prestigious international baccalaureate (IB) program.