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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Men rescued from a boat that was taking on water near Government Cut. (Source: CBS4)

Men Rescued After Boat Takes On Water Near Government Cut

A day on the water took an unexpected turn for some boaters who were fortunate that help was nearby when they sent out a Mayday call.


(Source: AP)

Hackergate Has South Florida Angle; CBS Reports Putin Called The Shots

The scandal of Russian hackers trying to disrupt U.S. elections is growing as reports reveal a South Florida congressional race was targeted.


Brickell Jewelers after a smash and grab robbery on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. (Photo Courtesy: Brickell Jewelers)

Blue Business Christmas For Brickell Jewelry Store, Smash & Grab Victims

Miami Police are searching for two, possibly three crooks responsible for a high-priced smash and grab burglary at a Brickell jewelry store.


Tajzhana Hammond was attacked, along with her cousin and a friend, in a courtyard of her high school. (Source: CBS4)

Exclusive: Bully Brawl At Broward School Brings Criminal Charges

Plantation police say criminal charges are pending against “multiple” students at Plantation High School after a schoolyard brawl.


Police are trying to identify this man, seen at a Pollo Tropical allegedly recording an upskirt video of a woman standing in line. (Source: Coral Gables Police Dept.)

Police: Peeper Fakes Tying Shoe, Takes Woman’s Upskirt Video

Police are trying to identify a man who was spotted at a fast food restaurant allegedly using his cell phone to take an upskirt video of a woman in line.


21-year-old Yakevis Jones was captured Tuesday morning after causing quite a stir at the Miami-Dade criminal courthouse on NW 12 Street. (Source: CBS4)

Accused Drug Dealer Tries To Escape Custody In Miami-Dade Courthouse

Yakevis Jones, 21, was captured Tuesday morning after causing quite a stir at the Miami-Dade criminal courthouse on NW 12 Street.


Mugshot for Kelly Vixamar, 19, who was arrested by Miami Police for armed robbery. (Source: Miami Police Department)

Miami Man Tells Of Terrifying Clash With Robbers As Police Search Continues

Miami Police have announced the arrest of 19-year-old Kelly Vixamar for an armed robbery that took place at approximately 2 a.m.


White-Faced Marmoset Monkeys (Source: CBS4)

Deerfield Resident Wins Battle To Keep Monkeys

Monkey business will be allowed to continue in Deerfield Beach.


(Source: Pacheco Family)

Family: Cuban Dissident Beaten, Missing For Violating House Arrest

The South Florida family of a Cuban dissident is speaking out after learning a loved one was beaten by members of the Communist government for violating a house arrest order given when Fidel Castro died.


TOPSHOT - An American Airlines plane fluttering US and Cuba national flags is seen uppon arrival at Jose Marti International Airport becoming the first Miami-Havana commercial flight in 50 years, coinciding with the beginning of the tributes to late Cuban leader Fidel Castro, on November 28, 2016 in Havana.  / AFP / YAMIL LAGE        (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

More Changes Could Be Coming To US-Cuba Relations Under Trump

As the first regularly scheduled flight from Miami International Airport to Havana left Monday morning, with a water cannon salute as it departed the gate, President-Elect Donald Trump was tweeting.




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