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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Canadian Diplomat’s Son Seeks Bail

The attorney for a Canadian teen facing a murder charge in connection with a drug-related shootout that killed two, including his brother, is seeking his release on bail.

9 hours ago

(Source: City of Miami Police Department)

Serial Burglar Targeting Apartments In Miami & Coral Gables

Coral Gables Police is asking for the public’s help, looking for a man between the ages of 20 to early 30s who is believed to be behind several burglaries where women are awakened after being touched by a man.

05/20/2015

(Source: CBS4)

Test Grade Eliminations Result Of State Going “Too Far, Too Fast”

Miami-Dade Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho spoke out Tuesday after Monday’s big news when it comes to testing in South Florida.

05/19/2015

Cuban raft survivor Elian Gonzalez (L) attends the Annual Session of the Parliament in Havana next to Cuban Five spie Ramon Labanino (R), on December 20, 2014 .       (PhotoCourtesy: ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

Elian Gonzalez Says He Loves Us

Elian Gonzalez, who became the center of an international custody battle that ended with a Miami raid by federal agents and riots, wants to visit the United States and wants the American people to know he loves them.

05/18/2015

Miami-Dade police are investigating a deadly shooting in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven store in the northern part of the county. (Source: CBS4)

Deadly Shooting In Parking Lot Of North Dade 7-Eleven

Miami Dade police say a man shot and killed his wife Friday morning in front of the 7-11 store they owned on NW 103rd Street near 5th Avenue.

05/15/2015

Palmer Trinity School (Source: CBS4)

Palmer Trinity School Sued Over Allegations Of Bullying & Sexual Assault

A prominent South Florida school is being sued by a former student who says bullying escalated to sexual assault after school officials failed to discipline.

05/13/2015

WOODBURY, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 24:  Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during a Long Island Association luncheon with LIA President and CEO Kevin S. Law at the Crest Hollow Country Club on February 24, 2014 in Woodbury, New York. Bush is widely seen as a possible presidential contender in 2016.  (Photo by Andy Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Sources: Bush’s PAC Renting Office In South Florida

Amid the buzz of whether Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush will be running for president, sources say his political action committee (PAC) is getting office space.

05/12/2015

The county held court for the first time Monday in its gleaming new downtown Children's Courthouse. (Source: CBS4)

Miami-Dade Opens Gleaming New Juvenile Courthouse

Justice may be delayed. Justice may be denied. But for juveniles in Miami-Dade County now it will all be in designer surroundings.

05/11/2015

A car plowed into a house at 20938 NW 39th Avenue in Miami-Dade.  (Source: CBS4)

14-Year-Old Who Crashed Car Into Home Released From Hospital

A 14-year-old whose joyride came to a crashing halt when the car ended up in a Miami Gardens home is out of the hospital.

05/06/2015

Miami Beach cops began clipping on body cams Tuesday. (Source: CBS4)

Miami Beach Police Launch Body Camera Program

Miami Beach cops began clipping on body cams Tuesday. They’ve been testing them for a while. Eventually every officer will be taping, but only police work.

05/05/2015

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