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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Hacker Group Anonymous Targets Governor Rick Scott

The Hacktivist group We Are Anonymous has set its sights on Florida Gov. Rick Scott and has released a video calling for his impeachment and resignation.

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A shooting near a Miami Gardens school Monday prompted a lockdown.  (Source: CBS4)

Shooting Near Miami Gardens School Prompts Lockdown

A shooting near a Miami Gardens school Monday prompted a lockdown.


Cameras rolled as two burglars were spotted working on a safe inside a Miami Burger King on May 23, 2016. (Courtesy: Miami Police)

Burger King Burglars Have It Their Way In Miami

Authorities are investigating a hefty heist from a South Florida fast food restaurant and it was all caught on camera.


CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 02: A sign directs travelers to a security checkpoint staffed by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers at O'Hare Airport on June 2, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Department of Homeland Security said that the acting head of the TSA would be replaced following a report that airport screeners failed to detect explosives and weapons in nearly all of the tests that an undercover team conducted at airports around the country. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

South Florida Airports Step Up Security Over EgyptAir Mystery

The mystery about what happened to EgyptAir flight 804 has South Florida airports stepping up security to keep passengers safe.


Heather Meadows, 29, died following cosmetic surgery at a Hialeah clinic. (Source: Facebook)

Woman Died From Fat Clots After Undergoing Cosmetic Procedure

Fat clots in her lungs and heart killed a West Virginia woman who died after undergoing a cosmetic procedure at a Hialeah clinic, according to the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner.


Marlie Casseus returned to Jackson Memorial Hospital Thursday from Haiti to thank all the doctors and nurses that worked to remove a massive 17-pound tumor from her face and head. (Source: CBS4)

Haitian Woman Thanks Jackson Memorial Staff For Saving Her Life

Marlie Casseus returned to Jackson Memorial Hospital Thursday from Haiti, with a group of visiting Haitian nurses singing God Bless America.


ValuJet debris in the Everglades  (Source: CBS4)

20 Years Later, Victims’ Families Remember ValuJet Flight That Crashed In Everglades

A ceremony was held Wednesday marking the 20th anniversary of the crash of Valujet Flight 592 in the Everglades.


Coral Gables Police are searching for a man they say robbed a woman at gunpoint in a high-end mall.  (Courtesy: Coral Gables Police)

Victim In Merrick Park Robbery Warns Others

The victim of an armed robbery at a high-end Coral Gables mall is speaking out and warning others.


Police said James "Jimmie" C. Burke, 68, was found shot to death in his Georgia home. (Source: Facebook)

Congresswoman Reacts To Murder Of Former Miami-Dade County Commissioner

A local congresswoman shares her thoughts about a former Miami-Dade County commissioner found murdered in his Georgia home.


BSO said this man broke into a taxi cab, a marked police SUV and a Dodge Charger that he stole a gun from. 
(Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

Camera Catches Thief Linked To 3 Car Burglaries, Including Marked Police SUV

The Broward Sheriff’s Office is hoping you can match a name to the mug of a car burglar that was brazen enough to steal from a marked police SUV.



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