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 road worker had to be airlifted Wednesday night after a car slammed into him while he was on the job.
A truck slammed into a Coral Springs home Tuesday morning leaving a busted in bedroom wall and a mattress covered in chunks of concrete.
The families of the two women who died after they were involved in a deadly wrong-way accident on the Sawgrass Expressway have marked the one year anniversary of the crash which claimed their lives.
In celebration of Veterans Day, Miami Beach will hold the annual parade along Washington Avenue from 17th to 11th streets.
The Miami Heat, the Florida Department of Transportation, the Broward Sheriff’s Office and other community leaders teamed up on Monday to promote transportation safety at one of South Florida’s deadliest intersections.
One man was critically injured in an early morning shooting in Miami.
A woman who nearly lost her leg in a boating accident is giving thanks to the doctors that performed a miracle.
As early voting comes to a close there have been a lot of people taking advantage of casting their ballots before November 4th.
A man is in the hospital after trying to protect a woman from her violent boyfriend at a Deerfield Beach gas station on Wednesday morning.
Miami-Dade County police are searching for the rightful owners of hundreds of stolen goods.