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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Aaron Willis, who was paralyzed from the waist down after being shot, walked his graduation Wednesday. (Source: CBS4)

Teen Paralyzed In Shooting Surprises Classmates & Walks Graduation

A touching moment during a high school graduation Wednesday as a teen, who was left paralyzed after he was shot, surprised everyone at the ceremony.


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New Ad Slams Wasserman Schultz Over Payday Lending Bill

A new ad slams Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz for not doing more to crack down on the predatory practices of the payday lending industry.


Two people were injured in a shooting at 9th st. and Collins Avenue. (Source: CBS4)

Drive-By Shooting Injures Two In Miami Beach

Police are trying to determine the events that led up to two people being shot on Miami Beach.


A general view of Sun Life Stadium during the first quarter of the game between the Miami Dolphins and the New England Patriots on January 3, 2016 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Miami Super Bowl Committee Returns To Applause

South Florida football fans were abuzz Wednesday morning after learning the 2020 Super Bowl will be played in their hometown.



Hacker Group Anonymous Targets Governor Rick Scott

The Hacktivist group We Are Anonymous has set its sights on Florida Gov. Rick Scott and has released a video calling for his impeachment and resignation.


A shooting near a Miami Gardens school Monday prompted a lockdown.  (Source: CBS4)

Shooting Near Miami Gardens School Prompts Lockdown

A shooting near a Miami Gardens school Monday prompted a lockdown.


Cameras rolled as two burglars were spotted working on a safe inside a Miami Burger King on May 23, 2016. (Courtesy: Miami Police)

Burger King Burglars Have It Their Way In Miami

Authorities are investigating a hefty heist from a South Florida fast food restaurant and it was all caught on camera.


CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 02: A sign directs travelers to a security checkpoint staffed by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers at O'Hare Airport on June 2, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Department of Homeland Security said that the acting head of the TSA would be replaced following a report that airport screeners failed to detect explosives and weapons in nearly all of the tests that an undercover team conducted at airports around the country. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

South Florida Airports Step Up Security Over EgyptAir Mystery

The mystery about what happened to EgyptAir flight 804 has South Florida airports stepping up security to keep passengers safe.


Heather Meadows, 29, died following cosmetic surgery at a Hialeah clinic. (Source: Facebook)

Woman Died From Fat Clots After Undergoing Cosmetic Procedure

Fat clots in her lungs and heart killed a West Virginia woman who died after undergoing a cosmetic procedure at a Hialeah clinic, according to the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner.


Marlie Casseus returned to Jackson Memorial Hospital Thursday from Haiti to thank all the doctors and nurses that worked to remove a massive 17-pound tumor from her face and head. (Source: CBS4)

Haitian Woman Thanks Jackson Memorial Staff For Saving Her Life

Marlie Casseus returned to Jackson Memorial Hospital Thursday from Haiti, with a group of visiting Haitian nurses singing God Bless America.




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