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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Officer Philippe Archer allegedly punched a handcuffed woman and beat a 50-year-old man. (Source:

Cop Gets Slap On Wrist For Slugging Handcuffed Woman

Security video from the garage of the Miami Beach Police Department shows a group of officers milling about, a petite, handcuffed woman standing among them. The woman reaches out her foot, as if to trip one of the officers, who then slugs her in the face and kicks her.


North Miami Beach Councilman Frantz Pierre is being investigated for possible abuse of power. (Source: City of North Miami Beach)

NMB Councilman Under Investigation For Possible Abuse Of Power

North Miami Beach Councilman Frantz Pierre is being investigated for possible abuse of power.


Donna Shalala

UM Honors President Donna Shalala

University of Miami (UM) students and faculty gathered to honor President Donna Shalala before she steps down later this year.


Michael Pizzi (Source: CBS4)

Michael Pizzi Back As Mayor Of Miami Lakes

A jubilant Michael Pizzi returned to Miami Lakes town hall Wednesday, awash in hugs and kisses from several dozen supporters.


Wynwood (Source: CBS4)

Hip And Homelessness An Unlikely Combo

Wynwood is a cacophony of color, art galleries, sidewalk cafes, tourist buses rolling through. The area north of Downtown Miami just a few years ago was a blighted, crime ridden poverty pit, but it is evolving as a must-see location for visitors in Miami.


Miami Dolphins player A.J. Francis (Source: Twitter/@AJFrancis410)

Leave The Driving To The Dolphin

Miami Dolphins lineman A.J. Francis makes his living “driving” opponents off the ball. But now the NFL pro is looking to earn some extra cash doing driving of a different sort. With his buffed out 2014 Dodge Charger Francis wants to be a driver for Uber, the app-based ride for hire company.


Sweetwater Mayor Jose Diaz (Source: CBS4)

Mayoral Melee In Sweetwater

Sweetwater Mayor Jose Diaz arrived to cheering supporters at a news conference Thursday as he battles to stay on the ballot in the May 12th election.


Pope Francis gestures as arrives for a meeting with the poor held at Cagliari's cathedral son September 22, 2013. The pope is on a one-day pastoral visit to Sardinia to meet workers, business representatives, prisoners, the poor, young people, leading representatives from the world of culture and the islands Catholic bishops. The pontiff wanted to visit the Marian shrine of Bonaria ('Good air') because it gave his hometown of Buenos Aires its name. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI (Photo by: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Francis To Visit Cuba Later This Year

Pope Francis has added another stop before his upcoming trip to the Americas.


Miami Killian Senior High (CBS4)

State May Not Charge Student As Adult In Killian High Stabbing

Every indication was the State of Florida on Tuesday would charge the 17-year-old suspect as an adult in the near-fatal stabbing of sophomore student Deandre Johnson at Miami Killian Senior High School.


A man was pulled from a burning mobile home in El Portal. (Source: CBS4)

Man In Critical After Pulled From Burning Mobile Home

A man is in critical condition after he was pulled out of his burning mobile home on Friday.