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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The woman accused of running over a popular high school principal, while drunk, is headed to trial. 

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Florida Man Says He Went ‘Bananas,’ Shot Out Utility Workers’ Tires

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Florida is the Sunshine State and Sunset Drive is the main drag through the city of South Miami, so it might follow that South Miami would be the first town in Florida, and only the fourth in the nation, to require solar energy systems on new homes and major expansion of existing homes.


Miami-Dade Police Immigrant Policy Facing Rewrite

Miami-Dade Commissioners are concerned about the police department’s new policy on how cops will deal with undocumented immigrants.


98% Of Venezuelans Vote Against Maduro’s Plan To Alter Constitution

The votes are in – 98 percent of Venezuelans don’t want President Maduro to change the Constitution.


Police: Georgia Couple On Honeymoon Kidnap, Rape Hialeah Woman

Georgia newlyweds are in police custody in south Florida accused of a violent kidnapping and rape of a woman in Hialeah.


Judge Tosses Suit Aimed At Halting Naled Spraying In Miami-Dade

The debate over the use of the controversial pesticide Naled to control mosquitos and prevent Zika in Miami-Dade County will not be heard in U.S. District Court – at least not soon.


Federal Court To Hear Zika Pesticide Challenge

The debate began raging last summer when Miami-Dade, in a Zika virus epidemic, began dumping Naled.


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A south Florida woman was jolted by lightning Monday morning.


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