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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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A plane sprays pesticide over parts of the city of Miami in the hope of controlling and reducing the number of mosquitos, some of which may be capable of spreading the Zika virus on August 12, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Business Takes Holiday As Zika Keeps Visitors Away

A typical Labor Day on Miami Beach would see the place teeming with locals and tourists – one of the biggest holiday weekends of the year, the punctuation mark at the end of summer.


Craig Jungwirth (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

Arrest Made Following Gay Death Threats In Wilton Manors

Police have arrested a man after allegedly making violent threats against the gay community in Wilton Manors.


Marilyn Aguilera, 51, was arrested in connection to a crash that injured a South Dade High School principal. (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Son Tried To Keep Mother From Driving Before Alleged DUI Crash

On April 26th, a silver GMC SUV plowed through a fence at Tamiami Park by Southwest 117th Avenue, onto a ball field, running over and maiming Javier Perez, the beloved principal of South Dade Senior High. The husband and father was at the park coaching his 5-year-old son’s baseball game.


Counterfeit credit and gift cards (Source: CBS4)

Father, Son Arrested In $50K Gift Card Fraud Raid

A tip to Crime Stoppers led Miami-Dade police to a home where found thousands of counterfeit credit and gift cards.


Carlos Gimenez and Raquel Regalado.

Miami-Dade Mayor Faces History Making Runoff

Carlos Gimenez is facing a runoff, making him the first Miami-Dade mayor in modern history not to win re-election outright in the primary.


Voting (Source: CBS4)

It’s Primary Day & Miami-Dade Voters Are Voicing Their Support

Voters in Miami-Dade County are heading to the polls early to cast their ballots in the Florida primary election.


Antquinisha Flowers, 18, and Arthur Mann, 17. (Source: Facebook)

Liberty City Gun Violence Claims Another Teen’s Life

In the Liberty Square Public Housing Complex of Miami, another impromptu memorial signals another fatal shooting of a young person.


A Biologist releases genetically modified mosquitoes in the city on February 11, 2016 in Piracicaba, Brazil. Technicians from the Oxitec laboratory located in Campinas, 100km from Sao Paulo, are releasing genetically modified mosquitoes Aedes Egypti to combat Zika virus. (Photos by Victor Moriyama/Getty Images)

Great Conch Debate Rages On Using Genetically-Modified Mosquitoes In Zika Fight

In Brazil, the British firm Oxitec has released millions of laboratory-bred mosquito-killing mosquitoes.


The elevator at the Shep Davis apartment building in Miami Beach. (Source: CBS4)

Judge Orders Landlord To Provide ‘Trapped’ Residents With Necessities Until Elevator Fixed

Dozens of people living at the Shep Davis apartment building in Miami Beach are still dealing with a broken elevator.


No matter how hard CBS4's Gary Nelson presses, this elevator is going nowhere. (Source: CBS4)

Apt. Building Resident On Old Broken Elevator: ‘It’s Unnecessary In The Year 2016’

Miami Beach residents are fuming that their apartment building elevator has been broken for a week with no fix in sight.




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