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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Police have identified Luis Basalo, 18, as a suspect in a Halloween night shooting on two teens that gave him a ride. (Source: Coral Gables Police Dept.)

Accused Halloween Night Carjacker, Shooter Expected To Face Trial As Adult

In Miami-Dade Juvenile Court, Monday, prosecutors indicated they will charge Luis Basalo as an adult in a Halloween night shooting and carjacking.


Luis Alberto Basalo (Source: CBS4)

Arrest Made In Gables Halloween Double Shooting

A teen suspected in a violent carjacking and double shooting in Coral Gables on Halloween night has been taken into custody.


(Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Opa-Locka Faces Financial Failure

The city of Opa-locka is facing a grim financial crisis. It’s on the brink of financial collapse.


A 17-year old is under arrest for allegedly coming to school with a loaded gun. (Source: CBS4)

Exclusive: Teen Arrested At School Found ‘Packing Heat’

A 17-year old is under arrest for allegedly coming to school with a loaded gun.


Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine (Source: CBS4)

Miami Beach Millionaire Mayor Makes Case For Re-Election

Self-made millionaire Philip Levine spent about two of those millions getting elected mayor of Miami Beach the first time in 2013, and a quarter million this time around.


Authorities believe they have found wreckage from El Faro, a ship that fell victim to Hurricane Joaquin in October. (Source: Google)

Lawsuit Filed On Behalf Of 5 Polish ‘El Faro’ Crew Members’ Families

Three days after the U.S. Navy located the ill-fated the cargo ship the El Faro on the bottom of the ocean off the Bahamas, attorneys in Miami filed suit against the ship’s owner and the estate of its captain, Michael Davidson.


Miami Beach Police say a black Audi SUV slammed into a 7-Eleven on October 30, 2015. (Source: CBS4)

Driver Runs Off After Slamming Into Miami Beach 7-Eleven

Cellphone video captured a flaming Audi SUV slammed up against the front of a 7-Eleven on Miami Beach overnight.


BOULDER, CO - OCTOBER 28:  Presidential candidates Sen. Marco Rubio (R) (R-FL) speaks while Jeb Bush looks on during the CNBC Republican Presidential Debate at University of Colorados Coors Events Center October 28, 2015 in Boulder, Colorado.  Fourteen Republican presidential candidates are participating in the third set of Republican presidential debates.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bush Attack On Rubio May Have Flopped

Jeb Bush went after his former pal Marco Rubio Wednesday night in the nationally televised GOP presidential debate. It is the first time the two have publicly clashed since the campaign began, and marks a dramatic split. Bush was once Rubio’s good friend and political mentor.


Coral Springs Police are investigating the death of a woman found shot in her home. (Source: CBS4)

Coral Springs Woman Found Shot To Death In Home

An investigation is underway after a woman was found dead inside her home.


EXETER, NH - SEPTEMBER 30: Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks during a town hall event at River Woods September 30, 2015 in Exeter, New Hampshire. Carson has risen in the most recent polls to pull almost even with front runner Donald Trump. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Poll: Ben Carson Trumps Trump

Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson trumps Donald Trump, according to a new poll by CBSNews and the New York Times.




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