Gary Nelson

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Gary Nelson has been a member of the CBS4 News team since September, 1992, coming on board in the days following Hurricane Andrew, a storm that ripped a swath of devastation across our community and ripped the roof off Gary’s house.

Gary’s colorful style and memorable story-telling ability have helped CBS4 News stand apart in South Florida television. It is a style Gary has been developing and sharing over 42 years of broadcast news experience. While Gary has lived and worked his entire life in Florida – beginning in his hometown of Gainesville – his many assignments across the United States and overseas have contributed to the numerous Emmy and Associated Press awards he has received for everything from spot news to feature stories to investigative reporting. He has also won the Edward R. Murrow award.

Gary is a member of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences

Born and raised in Gainesville, Gary, of course, bleeds Orange and Blue as a big fan of the Florida Gators. Gary enjoys fishing, scrabble and quality time with his wife, Mary Jane. His son, Niles, is a cryptologist/linguist for United States Navy Security, who reads, writes and speaks Chinese.

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Police said two-year-old Angel Gabriel Matute-Chavez died after he was left in a day care center's van in Miami. (Source: The Miami Herald)

Day Care Shut Down Day After Toddler Dies In Hot Van

Miami Police are still investigating the death of a 2-year-old, found unresponsive in a van in front of a daycare center.

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Miami-Dade Police Sgt. On Trial For Allegedly Stealing Gas Found Guilty On All 6 Counts

A Miami-Dade police sergeant on trial for allegedly stealing gasoline has been found guilty on all six counts.

09/27/2016

Miami Beach surfing instructor Chucky Luciano Nahed being helped by fire rescue following a shark attack. (Source: GoFundMe)

Miami Surfer Relives Shark Attack

Miami Beach surfing instructor Chucky Luciano Nahed felt trouble coming as he surfed near Daytona last weekend, and trouble was on its way.

09/21/2016

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Dade Cop Accused Of Stealing Gas Goes On Trial

A Miami-Dade criminal court jury began hearing the fraud case Tuesday against suspended police sergeant Emil Van Lugo.

09/20/2016

New, sturdier, plastic poles are going to be installed on the Express Lanes of I-95 in Miami-Dade to make them safer. (Source: CBS4)

New Poles To Cut Down On Line Diving On I-95 Express Lanes

Get ready for a big change on the Express Lanes on I-95 in Miami-Dade.

09/19/2016

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Drug That Killed Prince Now Public Enemy #1 In South Florida

Fentanyl is being called the most addictive and deadliest drug ever to hit the streets of South Florida.

09/16/2016

A number of children walked off from an accident Thursday morning that left their bus rolled over underneath the Turnpike overpass.  (Source: CBS4)

Kids Walk Away From Bus Crash In Miami-Dade

A number of children walked off from an accident Thursday morning that left their bus rolled over underneath the Turnpike overpass.

09/15/2016

- A City of Miami Police officer tended to a two-month-old baby girl while another officer bottle fed her after she was found at the scene of a crash, according to authorities. (Courtesy: Miami Police Dept.)

Police: Baby, Mom On Drugs Found At Scene Of Miami Crash

A mother – found incoherent next to her baby – after a crash faced a judge after testing positive for a number of drugs.

09/13/2016

A battery charge against former Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez has been dismissed. (Source: CBS4)

Former Mayor Off The Hook For Battery Charge

A battery charge against former Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez has been dismissed.

09/12/2016

Protesters gathered outside Miami Beach City hall for a second straight day - calling for officials to halt a spraying in the Zika fight. (Source: CBS4)

Protesters Continue To Call For Halt To Naled Spraying On Miami Beach

Protesters gathered outside Miami Beach City hall for a second straight day – calling for officials to halt a spraying in the Zika fight.

09/08/2016

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