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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US President Barack Obama speaks about the investigation into the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida during a meeting with top officials in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, June 13, 2016.(SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Blocks President Obama’s Immigration Plan

President Barack Obama’s immigration plan that sought to shield millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation has been blocked by the U.S. Supreme Court.

06/23/2016

Paul and Charice Labrador (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Bond Denied For Miami Couple Accused Of Drug Trafficking

Bond has been denied for a couple arrested after an anonymous tip led police to the discovery of an arsenal of weapons and a drug store’s worth of narcotics at their Miami home.

06/23/2016

Tony Villegas was originally ruled incompetent to stand trial and spent 10 months locked in a mental health facility. (Source: CBS4)

Opening Statements Underway In Villegas Murder Trial

Opening statements got underway Monday in the murder trial of a man accused of killing Plantation attorney Melissa Britt Lewis then dumping her body in a canal.

06/20/2016

Weston foot surgeon Augustine Bollo, 49, was convicted of lewd and lascivious battery on a minor. (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

Weston Podiatrist Found Guilty Of Sexually Abusing Teen Babysitter

A doctor accused of forcing a teenage babysitter to touch him on two occasions has been convicted of lewd and lascivious battery on a minor.

06/17/2016

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez takes the stand at the corruption trial of former Homestead Mayor Steve Bateman on Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

Gimenez Files For Mayoral Race

The race for Miami-Dade Mayor is on. Incumbent Mayor Carlos Gimenez submitted his qualifying documents on Friday.

06/17/2016

Fired Fort Lauderdale officer Jason Holding at an arbitration hearing to get his job back. (Source: CBS4)

Fired Ft. Lauderdale Cop Brings Witness To Arbitration Hearing To Prove He Isn’t Racist

One of the four Fort Lauderdale police officers fired in a racist text message scandal spent the day fighting to get his job back.

06/14/2016

(Photo by Joe Skipper/Getty Images)

Local Law Enforcement Stepping Up Security Following Deadly Orlando Attack

Local officials want anyone who’s concerned to know that law enforcement is on the job following the deadly Orlando mass shooting.

06/13/2016

Okeechobee Road Trucker Protest

Truck Drivers Protest Pay Rates For Second Day

Truck drivers showed up for a second day to protest their pay rates, a day after they blocked off Okeechobee Road causing a major traffic- tie up.

06/08/2016

(MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Wasserman Shultz “Flip Flops” On Payday Loans

South Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee, reversed herself Friday in her support of Florida’s payday loan stores.

06/03/2016

Cuban migrants land at lighthouse in Sugarloaf Key. (Source: CBS4)

No Decision In Case Of Keys Lighthouse Cuban Migrants

The judge hearing the case for the Cuban migrants who reached a lighthouse in the Keys said he needs two to three more weeks to make a final decision.

06/02/2016

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