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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On Tuesday, the Miami-Dade County commission will meet to decide the fate of a nearly 30-year-old ban on pit bulls.


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American Flags

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Miami-Dade Sees Massive Voter Turnout On Election Day

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Teacher Tossed Over Reported Closet Punishment

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Burglars Steal Ashes Of Police Officer’s Father

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Palmetto Vice Mayor Not Sorry For Supporting Accused Pedophile

First-term Palmetto Bay Vice Mayor John Dubois is running for re-election with a target on his back.


WEST PALM BEACH, FL - OCTOBER 13:  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the South Florida Fair Expo Center on October 13, 2016 in West Palm Beach, Florida. In his remarks Trump vehemently denied recent allegations of past sexual assault and railed against mainstream media corruption and the "Clinton machine". (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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