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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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 22:  Activists participate in a rally outside the Embassy of the Dominican Republic June 22, 2015 in Washington, DC. Activists protested the mass deportations and expulsions taking place in the Dominican Republic, as a result of a 2013 ruling by Dominican Courts that stripped citizenship from an estimated 200,000 Dominicans of Haitian descent.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Dominican Deportation Policy Draws Miami Protest

Haitians taking to the streets by the thousands in the Dominican Republic, hasn’t stopped the D.R. from moving forward with plans to round up and deport hundreds of thousands of undocumented and documented Haitian migrants.

07/01/2015

Michael Pizzi (Source: CBS4)

Exclusive: Questions Growing Over Mayor’s Crash

More questions have been raised in regards to an accident involving Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi.

06/30/2015

Ten-year-old Jamari Tillman was able to clap along and bounce to the gospel music Sunday, despite the bullet still in his leg that causes him pain and to walk with a limp. (Source: CBS4)

Boy Shot At Park Gets “Eternal Life”

Ten-year-old Jamari Tillman was able to clap along and bounce to the gospel music Sunday, despite the bullet still in his leg that causes him pain and to walk with a limp. Jamari was to be baptized, washed in the blood, at the Faith Community Baptist Church.

06/28/2015

Michael Pizzi (Source: CBS4)

Miami Lakes “Treegate” May Get FDLE Probe

Did Mayor Michael Pizzi catch a break after he hit a tree last week and left the scene of the accident? At Miami Lakes town hall now a call for an independent investigation of how Miami-Dade police handled the mayor’s crash.

06/26/2015

Michael Pizzi (Source: CBS4)

Exclusive: Mayor Pizzi Can’t Recall Whether He Hit Bar Before Hitting Tree

On the evening Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi crashed his car into a tree on N.W. 82nd Avenue, he ran from the scene, according to a 911 call obtained by CBS4 News.

06/25/2015

Tristar Products Power Pressure Cooker XL  (Source: CBS4)

Local Couple Files Suit Over Exploding Pressure Cooker Case

It’s advertised as a revolutionary pressure cooker that cooks up meals faster and more delicious than ever before. But a South Florida couple is suing the cooker’s maker and the store where they bought it, claiming dinner blew up in their face.

06/24/2015

Neighbors and other family members joined rescue teams in an attempt to save those in the burning home but the flames and smoke was too much.. (Courtesy of Donna Rapado)

Fatal Keys Fire Serves As Tragic Lesson

Days after a flash fire tore through a home in the Keys, killing a mother and her two younger children, the 911 call from the mother’s eldest daughter has been released, which a fire marshal hopes will serve as a tragic lesson for all.

06/23/2015

The second story is so badly burned it left nothing but a charred shell. (Courtesy of Donna Rapado)

Grandmother Recalls Mom & Young Kids Killed In House Fire

Investigators may be closer Monday to figuring out what sparked the fire which killed a mother and two of her young children in the Keys over the weekend.

06/22/2015

Jean Das (left) and Anton Brown (right) are suspected in a number of car burglaries in Coral Springs.  (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

Men Accused In String Of Burglaries In Broward County

Two men are under arrest, accused of burglarizing homes and cars in Broward.

06/19/2015

Twenty two year-old Saikiran Aila was shot dead on the walk in front of his apartment on Sunday at 2:30 a.m. on Southwest 6th Street in Little Havana. (Source: CBS4)

Friends Plead With Public To Help Find Student’s Killer

For a young man from India, coming to America proved fatal. His friends spoke out to help find the person who killed him.

06/17/2015

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