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 new program launched at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is bringing wildlife to patients’ bedsides.
Authorities are investigating a shooting that left a father of four dead Friday morning.
The search is on for the driver who slammed into a Lauderhill home injuring three people.
Police are searching for the two remaining suspects who left two men hurt in a violent carjacking overnight in Coral Gables.
Another dreary, rainy day and crews in Coconut Creek are cleaning up the mess a tornado left behind after sweeping through Broward County Wednesday.
High winds and a tornado left their mark on parts of Coconut Creek Wednesday morning. A National Weather Service survey team confirmed it was a tornado that swept through parts of the city.
Police are investigating a deadly shooting in Miami-Dade that happened overnight.
A stash of illegally-purchased Apple products, dozens of fake credit cards, pounds of marijuana and cocaine, and thousands in cash were all confiscated in an early morning raid by the Miami-Dade Police Department and Secret Service.
This year’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. parade in Miami-Dade will have special significance as more than 200 black students plan to march to protest gun violence.
A felony suspect is in custody after a manhunt in Pembroke Pines early Wednesday morning.