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.
After eight years of treatments for various heart conditions, an assistant principal at M.A. Milam K-8 Center in Hialeah has received a life saving transplant.
Drum roll and American pride rolled through the streets of Miami Beach to celebrate our servicemen and women.
A three year old boy, who continues to recover at the hospital after he accidentally shot himself in the head, got a surprise fit for a superhero on Tuesday.
The Coast Guard is searching for a man who went overboard from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship near the Turks and Caicos islands.
BSO investigates a deadly shooting outside of a West Park strip club Tuesday.
Two people were taken into custody after police say a cab driver was beaten, robbed and carjacked in Miami.
The search is on for a person who carjacked a vehicle outside a day care with a 5-year old boy inside in southwest Miami-Dade.
Things are getting animated this weekend as animation and comic fans are flocking to the annual Animate Miami Convention.
Miami-Dade Police arrested a man they say using credit card skimming devices to steal card information from people at the pump.
Firefighters rescued two men and a kitten from a burning home in northwest Miami-Dade early Friday morning.