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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Twenty two year-old Saikiran Aila was shot dead on the walk in front of his apartment on Sunday at 2:30 a.m. on Southwest 6th Street in Little Havana. (Source: CBS4)

Friends Plead With Public To Help Find Student’s Killer

For a young man from India, coming to America proved fatal. His friends spoke out to help find the person who killed him.


Michael Pizzi (Source: CBS4)

Police: Miami Lakes Mayor Crashes Into Tree & Leaves

Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi is back under scrutiny. This time over a car crash.


Julian Dominguez (Source: CBS4)

Hialeah Teen Accused Of Making Bomb Threats

A Hialeah teen was led away in handcuffs after he reportedly made some explosive threats.


Stanley "Junior" Kowlessa  in court on June 11, 2015. (Source: CBS4)

Exclusive: Accused Sex Offender Allowed To Move To New Palmetto Bay Home

An accused sex offender was allowed to move to a new home on Thursday after he had been living with an elected public official.


Stanley Kowlessar  (Source: CBS4)

Exclusive: Palmetto Bay Vice Mayor Will Not House Accused Pedophile

Palmetto Bay Vice Mayor John DuBois has decided he won’t continue to house an accused pedophile in his waterfront mansion. And for the first time, the father of the alleged nine year-old victim is speaking out.


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Jeb Bush In Miami Denies Skirting The Rules

Jeb Bush arrived at the Arsht Center For The Performing Arts in Miami Friday, looking fit and confident.


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Exclusive: Accused Pedophile Will Remain On Bond, Living With Vice Mayor

Stanley Kowlessar appeared in Miami-Dade court Wednesday as the state attempted to have his bond revoked as he awaits trial for allegedly sexually assaulting a nine-year-old neighbor in her Palmetto Bay bedroom last February.


Palmetto Bay Vice Mayor John Dubois lives in a mansion on Biscayne Bay that Zillow estimates to be worth $3.5 million. For more than two months the vice mayor has shared his mansion with a houseguest. (Source: CBS4)

Exclusive: Palmetto Bay Vice-Mayor Has Accused Sex Offender As Houseguest

Palmetto Bay Vice Mayor John Dubois lives in a mansion on Biscayne Bay that Zillow estimates to be worth $3.5 million. For more than two months the Vice Mayor has shared his mansion with a houseguest.


Marc WABAFIYEBAZU (Source: Miami-Dade Mug)

Canadian Diplomat’s Son Seeks Bail

The attorney for a Canadian teen facing a murder charge in connection with a drug-related shootout that killed two, including his brother, is seeking his release on bail.


(Source: City of Miami Police Department)

Serial Burglar Targeting Apartments In Miami & Coral Gables

Coral Gables Police is asking for the public’s help, looking for a man between the ages of 20 to early 30s who is believed to be behind several burglaries where women are awakened after being touched by a man.