Gary Nelson

gary nelson 600x450 Gary Nelson

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.

E-Mail Gary Nelson

Gary Nelson’s Twitter Feed

Port Everglades (Source:

Ship’s Crew Stranded For Months Off Port Everglades

The MV Delphinus unloaded her cargo at Port Everglades April 12th and was promptly seized by the government.


Investigators looking into a cold case were led to a home in NW Miami-Dade on July 26, 2016. (Source: CBS4)

Day 2 Of Digging At Townhome Of Woman Who Vanished Over 30 Years Ago

For a second day, Miami-Dade investigators and workmen in masks dug up the rear concrete patio at a Northwest Miami-Dade townhome.


Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was met with boos at Florida delegation breakfast.  (Source: CBS)

‘Emailgate’ Could Make Re-Election Harder For Wasserman Schultz

Debbie Wasserman Schultz was viewed as a shoe-in for re-election, but what is coming to be known as “emailgate” could prove problematic.


Jonathan Aledda (Source:

North Miami Officials ID Officer Who Shot Mental Health Caretaker

North Miami city officials have identified the officer who shot an unarmed mental health caretaker earlier this week.


Cellphone video shows the moments a mental health caregiver and his 24-year-old client are confronted by North Miami Police. (Source: Hilton Napoleon)

Independent Investigation Underway After Police Shoot Mental Health Caretaker

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the circumstances that led to the officer-involved shooting of an unarmed caregiver who was assisting an autistic patient that wandered away from an assisted living facility in Miami.


A group of Cuban migrants arrived near Boca Raton on July 20, 2016. (Source: CBS4)

Cuban Migrants Arrive Near Boca Raton, Two Missing

A group of Cuban migrants arrived near Boca Raton Wednesday morning.


Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump introduces his wife Melania on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

South Florida Abuzz Over Melania Trump’s Apparent Plagiarism

In South Florida the buzz was booming over the apparently plagiarized speech by would-be First Lady Melania Trump Monday night. Donald Trump’s wife delivered an address that included passages that mirrored a speech given by current First Lady Michelle Obama when she addressed the Democratic National Convention in 2008.


An armed man who held up a Pizza Hit at gunpoint must have gotten a taste for robbery because he hit a Family Dollar store three days later. (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

Pizza Hut Robber Develops Taste For It

An armed man who held up a Pizza Hit at gunpoint must have gotten a taste for robbery because he hit a Family Dollar store three days later.


BATON ROUGE, LA -JULY 08:  Protesters face off with Baton Rouge police in riot gear across the street from the police department on July 8, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Alton Sterling was shot by a police officer in front of the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge on July 5th, leading the Department of Justice to open a civil rights investigation. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)

Miami Police Want Military-Style Body Armor

Police increasingly have combat gear, like hand grenade proof assault vehicles. The City of Miami Police Department wants some and more.


(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Miami-Dade Schools Probe Racist Posts By Cops

Much of July has been a time of unrest over the fatal shootings of black men by police.



More From CBS Miami

Get Set With Lissette
Weather Forecast 24/7

Listen Live