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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CBS4's Gary Nelson speaks via Skype with cruise passenger Gary Terry after he and his family witnessed a woman fall overboard. (Source: CBS4)

Exclusive: Family Appalled By Carnival’s Response To Woman Overboard

Three passengers that just returned from a 7-day cruise on the Carnival Glory is telling a horrifying tale after witnessing another passenger drown after falling overboard before ship crews could respond in time.

08/23/2015

Brandon Lapeikis walked into a Miami-Dade courtroom Thursday and admitted to shooting and killing his friend, Christian Salazar, in December 2013.
(Source: CBS4)

NMB Man Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter In Shooting Of Friend

Brandon Lapeikis walked into a Miami-Dade courtroom Thursday and admitted to shooting and killing his friend, Christian Salazar, in December 2013.

08/20/2015

Smash and grab burglary at a T-Mobile store in North Miami Beach.  (Source: CBS4)

$12K Worth Of Items Stolen From T-Mobile Store

A group of crooks smashed into a NE Miami-Dade cellphone store and stole thousands of dollars worth of merchandise.

08/19/2015

(Source: CBS4) PortMiami is considered the world's busiest port.

NOAA Says Port Miami Dredge Disaster For Reef

In a project all but finished, the Army Corps of Engineers has dredged the channels at and leading to Port Miami for nearly two years, but another U.S. government agency says the Corps wreaked environmental havoc in the process.

08/18/2015

An investigation is underway after a dog was found dead in Pembroke Pines with a note attached to its body which said "We beat it to death! lol! (evil smiley face). HAHAHA!" (Source: CBS4)

Note On Dog’s Body “We Beat It To Death LOL”

An investigation is underway after a dog was found dead in Pembroke Pines with a note attached to its body which said “We beat it to death! lol! (evil smiley face). HAHAHA!”

08/11/2015

Andrew Garcia, 23, was steering his 32 foot T-topped fishing boat to the marina when he broadsided a 33 foot pleasure craft being piloted by Elias Michael Hanono, 31.
(Source: CBS4)

Possible Plea Deal In Quadruple Fatal Boating Crash

The fireworks had just ended July 4th a year ago, when celebration became calamity. Boats were heading to shore after a night of fun when there was a horrific collision involving three vessels.

08/10/2015

House on fire (Source:CBS4)

Questions Remain In Apparent Suicide Of Miami Man

Questions remain surrounding the death of a man found in the back of a home that went up in flames on Friday.

08/07/2015

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JM Family Employees Get Pay Day Bump

Employees of JM Family Enterprises are getting a nice bump in their pay checks beginning this month.

08/06/2015

Al Sharpton speaks at the 2015  National Urban League Conference in Fort Lauderdale.
(Source: CBS4)

2015 National Urban League Conference Kicks Off In Fort Lauderdale

The National Urban League Conference opened in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, with much of the day’s discussions focused on growing racial tensions across America and what’s being done about it.

07/30/2015

Man steals iPad from 4-year-old. (Source: BSO)

Thief Steals More Than Candy From ‘Baby’

Grace Plata, The owner of Grace Salon in Tamarac hopes a young man is caught and changes his ways; learns you can get the things you want in life without stealing them from a helpless child.

07/29/2015

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