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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Miami-Dade School Board Preps For Influx Of Cuban Refugees

The Miami-Dade School Board is bracing for what could be an overwhelming problem. During Wednesday’s meeting they will discuss Superintendent Alberto Carvalho’s proposal that the school district join with the county’s congressional delegation in “calling on the federal government to provide resources, logistics, and funding necessary to address the pending influx of Cuban refugees.”


The photograph snapped by his mother Tuesday morning shows 13-year-old Eric Watson at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, back from the brink of death. (Courtesy: Latoya Morland)

Mother Of Teen Shooting Victim Pleads To The Public For Info

The photograph snapped by his mother Tuesday morning shows 13-year-old Eric Watson at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, back from the brink of death.


Cab driver shot at Miami gas station.  (Source: CBS4)

Wounded Cabbie Forgives Robber 

A cab driver, shot during a predawn robbery Sunday, spoke to the media Monday afternoon from his hospital bed at Ryder Trauma Center.


A general view of Sun Life Stadium prior to the game between the Miami Hurricanes and the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats on September 5, 2015 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Sun Life Stadium is in the middle of a two year renovation. (Source: Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Security Tight For Orange Bowl Game

Security will be tight Thursday night at SunLife Stadium for the 2015 Capital One Orange Bowl.


Boca Raton police arrested 19-year-old Donovan Malik Henry in connection to the shooting death of 19-year-old Nicholas Acosta.
(Source: Boca Raton Police)

Man Arrested In Connection To Shooting Death Of FAU Student

Boca Raton police have released the name of the teen who was shot and killed at a housing complex near Florida Atlantic University’s campus.


A scooter was seen at the scene of a shooting that left a 13-year old injured in Miami-Dade on Dec. 28, 2015. (Source: CBS4)

More Surgery For Teen Shot At Grandmother’s Home

A 13-year old boy, shot multiple times while at his grandmother’s home, is undergoing more surgery on Tuesday as the search for the culprit continues.


Authorities and rescue crews were spotted at the scene of a near drowning in Miramar on Dec. 28, 2015. (Source: CBS4)

Miracle: Garbage Truck Driver Saves 1-Year-Old Without Pulse In Pool After Hearing Screams, Giving Child CPR

Rescue crews rushed a 1-year old child to the hospital following a near-drowning in Miramar.


Adrian Morales Rodriguez (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Good Sams Lauded For Stopping Driver In Deadly SW Dade Hit & Run

A mother is grieving the loss of her son who died Thursday morning in a hit and run accident in southwest Miami-Dade.


Museum of Contemporary Art  (MOCA) Director Babacar M’Bow (Source: Facebook)

MOCA Director On Leave After Employee Complaint

The director of a South Florida art museum emerged from a more than hour-long meeting with the city manager in North Miami Wednesday, still on paid leave following a complaint from an employee.


Police are looking for a driver who struck a woman in North Miami and left her in the road to die.  (Source: CBS4)

Police: Taxi Hits, Kills Woman & Speeds Off

Police are looking for a driver who struck a woman in North Miami and left her in the road to die.




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