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.
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.
Police have arrested a man after allegedly making violent threats against the gay community in Wilton Manors.
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.
A tip to Crime Stoppers led Miami-Dade police to a home where found thousands of counterfeit credit and gift cards.
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.
Voters in Miami-Dade County are heading to the polls early to cast their ballots in the Florida primary election.
In the Liberty Square Public Housing Complex of Miami, another impromptu memorial signals another fatal shooting of a young person.
In Brazil, the British firm Oxitec has released millions of laboratory-bred mosquito-killing mosquitoes.
Dozens of people living at the Shep Davis apartment building in Miami Beach are still dealing with a broken elevator.
Miami Beach residents are fuming that their apartment building elevator has been broken for a week with no fix in sight.