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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WEST PALM BEACH, FL - OCTOBER 13:  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the South Florida Fair Expo Center on October 13, 2016 in West Palm Beach, Florida. In his remarks Trump vehemently denied recent allegations of past sexual assault and railed against mainstream media corruption and the "Clinton machine". (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Trump Cheating Claims Roundly Refuted

Early voting is set to begin amid Donald Trump’s ongoing rants that the election is set to be stolen.



More Zika-Tainted Blood In Florida

The FDA has confirmed to CBS4 News that donated units of blood in Florida have tested positive for the Zika virus.


A grey-headed Flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus), a native Australian bat, stretches its leathery wings as it flies high over Sydney's Botanical Gardens, 17 August 2005.  (Photo by GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

Miami Beach Takes “Batty” Turn In Mosquito Battle

On the ground and from the air, it has been an all-out blitz to eradicate mosquitoes spreading the Zika virus in Miami Beach and Miami.


Investigators say they may have an image of a man possibly linked to several burglaries in southwest Miami-Dade county. (Source: Miami-Dade County Police)

Police: Cameras Capture Man Wanted In Several Dade Burglaries

Halloween ghouls decorate the yard of a home in Kendall, but a ghoul of a different sort came to call recently. Police say it is a thief, responsible for burglaries and package thefts across the south end of the county.


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Florida Voter Registration Deadline Extended, Judge’s Order

Democrats and civil rights groups are hailing it as a victory after a federal judge granted Floridians more time to register to vote.


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No Monkey Business For Deerfield Resident Battling City Over Primates

In the television series, The Monkeys, the theme song has a line that goes, “Hey, hey, we’re The Monkeys. You never know where we’ll be found.”


A girl carries water in Port-Salut, southwest of Port-au-Prince, in Haiti, on October 9, 2016, following the passage of Hurricane Matthew. (Photo Credit: Rodrigo Arangua/AFP/Getty Images)

Activists Call Haitian Deportation Policy “Abomination”

Marie Carole Jeune sobbed as she spoke to a bank of reporters and television news cameras Monday at a Little Haiti community center.


WARREN, MI - AUGUST 11: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton delivers a speech on the U.S economy at Futuramic Tool & Engineering August 11, 2016 in Warren, Michigan. In her speech, Clinton contrasted her economic plan to that of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Clinton Focuses On Public Service, Economy During Florida Stop

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stopped by South Florida Friday along her campaign trail.


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.



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