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.
Pine Trails Park in Parkland has evolved as the heartland of a community’s heartbreak after the massacre of 17 students and faculty members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
There is new information on a troubling story out of a South Florida private school.
Police officers are investigating a police-involved shooting
An alleged hazing incident at a prominent Miami-Dade prep school has prompted the suspension of a long-time teacher & a police investigation.
Thousands of male mosquitoes were released in South Miami’s Brewer Park Thursday.
Miami-Dade’s State Attorney stopped just short of directly criticizing the Department of Children and families after a mother allegedly killed her 2-year-old son.
A mother remains in jail Monday after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend and killing their 2-year-old son, before trying to take her own life.
Tammy Freeman was back in the classroom Friday, the day after being named Broward County’s Teacher of the Year.
Joy filled the air Monday as David Beckham was officially granted a Major League Soccer franchise.
A Port Everglades longshoreman and Air Force veteran was murdered in the parking lot of his Lauderhill apartment complex.