Gio Benitez Biography
Gio Benitez is an Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist currently working as a correspondent for ABC News on Good Morning America, World News Tonight, 20/20, and Nightline. He also hosts the Fusion collaboration version of Nightline. Benitez is a journalist who has reported for the network a wide variety of stories, including the shooting of the Pulse nightclub, the underground breakout from a Mexican jail by El Chapo, and the bombing of the Boston Marathon. As part of Good Morning America’s feature, “GMA Investigates.” he frequently reveals groundbreaking news. Some of these inquiries have contributed to major safety recalls.
How old is Gio Benitez? -Age
The ABC News correspondent is 37 years old as of October 29, 2022. He was born in 1985 in Miami, Florida, United States.
Who is Gio Benitez’s husband? – Spouse- Partner
Benitez is openly gay. He together with his spouse Tommy DiDario, a fitness trainer and Instagram influencer married on April 16, 2016, in Miami after their engagement on September 17, 2015, in Paris.
Gio Benitez Career
In 2004, he was a graduate of Miami Coral Park High School. In 2008, Benitez graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and Sociology. He has widely written on plane and helicopter accidents around the world, train derailments, and the dangerous effects on children of hot vehicles. In the COVID-19 pandemic, he has also written on the major shifts and challenges that transport industries face.
He was a reporter for WFOR-TV in Miami, where he covered the 2012 presidential election and the Trayvon Martin scandal, before joining ABC News in 2013. Benitez flew to Haiti in January 2010, reporting recovery operations after the catastrophic earthquake. As he flew with wounded Haitian evacuees to the island of Curaçao, his return flight to Miami was transformed into a rescue operation. He was the first reporter to ever film a TV story exclusively on an iPhone in June 2009.
Benitez has won three Emmy National Awards, and two Emmy State Awards, and is an eight-time nominee. He was nominated in Miami for his documentary series on perceived police misconduct, resulting in two cops from Miami being forced to turn in their guns and badges. Benitez was an investigative producer at WFOR-TV before becoming a reporter and worked on reports about Medicare abuse, public welfare, and wrongdoing by the government. As an Emma L. Bowen Foundation work-study scholar, he began at the station.
Gio Benitez Salary
Benitez earns an annual salary of $750,000.
Gio Benitez Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $4 million.