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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Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Environmental Groups To Sue FPL Over Reported Turkey Point Leak

On the heels of a Miami-Dade County report that found Florida Power and Light’s Turkey Point Nuclear power plant has been leaking dangerous wastewater into Biscayne Bay, environmental activist groups announced Tuesday plans to file a federal lawsuit against FPL.


Tray Walker's dirt bike on the road after being involved in a crash. (Source: CBS4)

Ravens Tray Walker Passes Away After Dirt Bike Crash

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Tray Walker has passed away after crashing his dirt bike in northwest Miami-Dade Thursday night, sources have confirmed.


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Law Enforcement Cracking Down During Ultra, Spring Break Weekend

Law enforcement will be out in full force this weekend – just in time for Ultra Music Festival in Bayfront Park.


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Obama Advisor Touts Tighter Cuban Ties In Miami

President Barack Obama will shake Raul Castro’s hand again, as he did in Panama and at the United Nations, but this time the two will meet on Castro’s turf for two days, starting March 21st in Havana.


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Thousands Voting Early, Absentee For Tuesday Primary

Thousands of voters throughout South Florida are hitting the polls ahead of the March 15th primary.


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Hackers Reveal Home Addresses Of Cops, Judges And More

Police are in a dangerous job to begin with but the danger has now been increased by nefarious fingers on a keyboard.


Police said Delquan Pigatt, 19, and a 17-year-old accomplice went on a crime spree in Miami, committing five jump-out, armed robberies in the span of a single hour. (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Teens Arrested For Alleged Armed Robbery Spree

Two teens are facing several charges after students were robbed outside of a South Florida high school.


Danielle Jones, 23, was put into a coma after an alleged attack by a roommate she met on Craigslist. (Source:

Charges Upped For Man Accused Of Beating Roommate

The man accused of beating up his roommate on Valentine’s Day- leaving her in a coma- appeared before a judge on Tuesday.


Students and faculty gathered outside of the Mattia College building on Monday to protest. (Source: CBS4)

Students, Faculty Protest Sudden Closing Of Small College

Students at Mattia College, a small school located at 13926 SW 47th Street, were surprised to find that the college had closed without warning last weekend.


Workers check out a gap between road sections on I-395.  (Source: CBS4)

Highway Hazard Causes Traffic Nightmare For Dade Drivers

A section of I-395 was closed to traffic Friday morning after a separation in the road caused several flat tires.




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