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.
Since Monday, lots of gay couples have rushed to the courthouse to get married, often with the sound of clicking news cameras making it difficult to hear vows being exchanged.
In 1977, Jimmy Carter was president and the first Star Wars movie debuted. And in 1977 the then Dade County Commission passed an ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual preference.
A five year old Homestead girl who was the subject of a massive police search on Tuesday will not be spending Christmas at home.
The cell phone video shows Hialeah Gardens police Officer Angel Gonzalez staggering across Southwest 137th avenue last week, allegedly stinking drunk. Gonzalez had just sideswiped a truck. He was on his way home, about 3:45 p.m., after completing his shift at three o’clock.
It’s sentencing day for Steven Bateman, the former mayor of Homestead.
Found guilty last year in the death of his father, Jason Beckman has been sentenced to life in prison. During his sentencing hearing Friday, Beckman apologized for killing his father, called his defense attorney a clown and indicated he was all right with a life sentence.
Three prominent local leaders spoke out against the United States’ new policy on Cuba, just one day after the president’s announcement of the change.
Local leaders broke ground Friday to make way for a new film and television studio in Miami. Actually, it was more of a demolition ceremony than ground breaking.
A school in Opa-locka was on lockdown Wednesday afternoon after police recovered a gun on a student.
A librarian turned a dead bolt on the front door of the Ethel Gordon library in Oakland Park Tuesday at noon, threw open the door and exclaimed, “Hi, come one in, we’re open and ready for business!”