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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City of Doral Police Department headquarters. (Source: CBS4)

Big Praise For Small Doral Police Force

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch gave big praise to the small Doral police force.

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October 5, 2014: Jackson Memorial Hospital exterior sign. JMH is the local hospital equipped to handle potential Ebola virus cases. (Source: CBS4)

Friends Raise Money To Help Injured Motorcyclist

Friends and family of a motorcyclist who was struck in a Miami intersection and left to die are collecting money to help pay for his hospital bills.


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Cameras Capture Chaos Of South Dade Fights

Miami-Dade School Board officials are looking into what to do with students involved in a fight filmed in a Miami-Dade School.


Lavall Hall (Source: Hall family)

Family Decries Decision Not To Charge Cop

The family of a mentally ill man killed by a Miami Gardens Police officer is speaking out after that officer was cleared in the case.


Kathy Hernandez- the mother of the man who stabbed his classmate to death in a bathroom at  Southwood Middle School nearly a decade ago took the stand at her son's re-sentencing hearing on February 5, 2016. (Source: CBS4)

Judge To Decide In ‘Southwood Middle Killer’ Re-Sentencing

The mother and sister of the man who stabbed his classmate to death in a bathroom at Southwood Middle School nearly a decade ago took the stand at his re-sentencing hearing.


Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks to guests during a rally on January 6, 2016 in Marshalltown, Iowa. During the event Rubio slammed North Korea after it was reported the country carried out a hydrogen bomb test on Tuesday. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Rubio Gains Momentum, Picks Up SC Senator Endorsement

Florida Senator Marco Rubio picked up an endorsement from South Carolina Senator Tim Scott hours before his narrow third place finish in the Iowa caucus.


Enrique Dominguez  (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Man Reportedly Threatened To Kill Boss Dressed As “The Joker”

A southwest Miami-Dade man who reportedly threatened to kill his boss and co-workers while dressed up like the Joker from the Batman movie appeared before a judge over the weekend.


Pelayo Cerulia, the alleged "Pines Peeping Tom' appeared in court January 21, 2016, asking to be let out on bond. (Source: CBS4)

Judge To Decide On Alleged ‘Peeping Tom’ Bond Request

The decision on whether to let an alleged serial peeping tom out on bond is now up to the judge.


Demolition got underway Tuesday, January 19th, on a pink water front mansion in Miami Beach which was once owned by the 1980s Colombina drug kingpin lord Pablo Escobar.  (Source: CBS4)

Drug Lord Pablo Escobar’s Miami Beach Mansion Demolished

A relic from South Florida’s bad boy days is nothing more than a pile rubble.


Deandre Charles, 15, is facing murder charges in the death of a South Florida Rabbi. (Source: CBS4)

No Decision On Release Of Teen Accused Of Killing Rabbi

A South Florida teen charged with murdering a rabbi is expected to face a judge Friday.



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