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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"Even if they've been good people, they're going to be sent back. There's a lot of anxiety, that separation of families and it's just an uncertain time," said Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen told CBS4's Gary Nelson about the Trump travel ban. (Source: CBS4)

‘Even If They’ve Been Good, They’ll Be Sent Back’: Rep. Ros-Lehtinen On Trump Immigration Agenda

Local leaders and business owners gathered Tuesday to celebrate Miami’s many immigrants and what they bring to South Florida’s table.

15 hours ago

Alexander Acosta, U.S. Attorney Southern Florida, speaks to the media at the Florida Federal Justice building June 23, 2006 in Miami, Florida. Acosta spoke about the arrest of seven individuals, staying in a Miami warehouse, who were allegedly planning to carry out terror attacks. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Trump Taps Former US Atty Acosta For Labor Secretary

President Donald Trump has tapped former U.S. Attorney for Miami Alexander Acosta to be the head of the Department of Labor.

02/16/2017

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Miami-Dade Mayor Pushes Back Against Immigrant Detention Critics

The Miami-Dade County mayor’s office has released a list of 34 immigrants it says have been detained so far.

02/15/2017

New, sturdier, plastic poles are going to be installed on the Express Lanes of I-95 in Miami-Dade to make them safer. (Source: CBS4)

Express Lane Carnage Draws Lawsuit

The two women suing over express lane accidents aren’t the only victims.

02/14/2017

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Immigration Sweeps Sow Worry In South Florida

In immigrant-heavy South Florida, reaction is growing now to a series of highly publicized raids over the last week that saw hundreds of undocumented aliens detained in 12 states.

02/13/2017

Dozens of flights coming in and out of South Florida are being affected by a potentially paralyzing blizzard headed for parts of the east coast. (Source: CBS4)

Snowmaker Up North Leads To Canceled Flights Down South

A strong snowmaking system moving into the northeast has led to flight cancellations in sunny, and warm, South Florida.

02/09/2017

Protesters gather against Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez's decision to abide by President Donald Trump's order to effectively abandon the county's stance as a 'sanctuary' for undocumented immigrants, as they make themselves heard outside the Stephen P. Clark Center Government Center on January 31, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Protests Continue As Dade Commissioners Take Up Mayor’s Immigration Decision

Miami-Dade commissioners gathered for the first time since the mayor adopted a policy which undid its status as a ‘sanctuary city.’

02/07/2017

Protesters gather against Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez's decision to abide by President Donald Trump's order to effectively abandon the county's stance as a 'sanctuary' for undocumented immigrants, as they make themselves heard outside the Stephen P. Clark Center Government Center on January 31, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

ACLU On Miami-Dade Mayor’s Immigration Decision: ‘County Is Going To Be Sued’

Previously, Miami-Dade County held arrested immigrants if the feds asked, but only if they were charged with a serious, violent offense.

02/06/2017

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Fmr. U.S. Attorneys Stand Against Trump Immigration Ban

Three dozen prominent former United States Attorneys, Assistant United States Attorneys from the Southern District have signed on to a statement opposing Donald Trump’s executive order which temporarily bans refugees and immigrants from seven mostly Muslim countries.

02/03/2017

Donald Clippinger is accused of downloading child pornography from the internet. (Source: lenbergfisherk8.com)

Bond Set For Assistant Principal Charged In Child Porn Case

A Miami Beach educator, who is facing a number of child pornography charges, has won his bid for bond.

02/02/2017

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