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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Javier Perez, 43, was seriously injured after he was struck by an out-of-control driver at Tamiami Park.  (Source: CBS4)

South Dade Principal Struck By SUV Now “Stable”

A South Florida principal was critically injured after he was struck by an out-of-control driver at Tamiami Park.


Juan Bisbal said his rims were ripped from his car and it's an epidemic at Metrorail stations. (Courtesy of Juan Bisbal)

Thieves Targeting Tires & Rims At Metrorail Stations

Have the wheels been stolen from your car at a Metrorail station? Well, you apparently would not be alone.


The ship 'Adonia' - owned by Carnival Corporation based out of South Florida- was scheduled to travel to Dominican Republic on Sunday as part of its main voyage. (Source: Facebook/ FathomTravel)

Carnival Opens Cuba Cruise Bookings To Everyone

After it received critical public backlash, Carnival Corporation has announced that they will now open their bookings on cruises to Cuba to everyone.


Police said Aledys Llorens, 28, was killed after a driver illegally cut through the I-95 express lanes and caused a crash. (Source: GoFundMe/Llorens Family)

Express Lane Fatality Adds To Toll

After a deadly crash shut down parts of I-95 for hours, police said a 75-year-old driver who cut through the express lanes’ plastic poles is to blame.


Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez  (Source: CBS4)

Gimenez: Carnival Corp. Violating Human Rights Code With Cuban-Born Policy

Miami-Dade County’s mayor is speaking out over Carnival Corporation’s decision not to allow people born in Cuba to travel to the island on one of the company’s cruise ships.


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22 Charged In Miami Drug Money Laundering Operation

Nearly two dozen people have been charged in an international money laundering case that funneled cash to drug trafficking cartels through Miami-based businesses.


Alan Grayson (Source: CBS)

Ethics Office Calls For “Further Review” Of Grayson Allegations

An investigation into U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson’s use of a hedge fund merits “further review,” the Office of Congressional Ethics said in a report released Tuesday by the U.S. House Ethics Committee.


Someone crashed a vehicle into two vehicles in front of a police officer's house.  (Source: Miami Police)

Driver Crashes Into Cars Parked In Front Of Cop’s Home

Investigators have considerable evidence to go on as they search for a hit and run burglar who slammed into a car and SUV parked in front of a Miami police officer’s home.


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Dozens Sickened Over Carbon Monoxide Gas Leak

Investigators are trying to find out what is causing a gas leak that sickened dozens of employees in a Sweetwater building.


Passengers return to the Carnival cruise ship Victory prior to leaving port in Key West, Florida. (Source: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Cruises To Cuba Set To Sail From Miami

Carnival Cruise Line’s Fathom division will begin weekly cruises to Cuba beginning May 1st.




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