Gio Benitez Biography – Gio Benitez Wiki
Gio Benitez is an American broadcast journalist and correspondent. He works for ABC News and appears on Good Morning America, World News Tonight, 20/20, and Nightline.
He also hosts the Fusion collaboration version of Nightline. He has won three television news Emmy awards. On April 9, 2020, Gio Benitez was promoted to Transportation Correspondent, operating from New York and DC.
Benitez is an award-winning reporter and has covered a wide range of stories for the network, including the Pulse nightclub shooting, El Chapo’s underground escape from a Mexican prison, and the Boston Marathon bombing. He regularly breaks exclusive investigative stories as part of Good Morning America’s series, “GMA Investigates.” Some of these investigations have led to important safety recalls. He has reported extensively on plane and helicopter crashes across the country, train derailments, and the dangerous effects of hot cars on children. He’s also reported on the big changes and uncertainties transportation industries face amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prior to joining ABC News in 2013, he was a reporter for WFOR-TV in Miami, where he covered the 2012 Presidential election and the Trayvon Martin case. In January 2010, Benitez traveled to Haiti to cover relief efforts following the devastating earthquake. His return flight to Miami was turned into a rescue mission, as he traveled with injured Haitian evacuees to the island of Curaçao.
In June 2009, he was the first reporter to ever shoot a TV story entirely with an iPhone. Before becoming a reporter, Benitez was an investigative producer at WFOR-TV and worked on stories involving Medicare fraud, public safety, and government corruption. He started at the station as an Emma L. Bowen Foundation work-study scholar.
Benitez is the recipient of three national Emmy Awards, two regional Emmy Awards and is an eight-time nominee. In Miami, he was nominated for his investigative series on alleged police brutality which resulted in two Miami officers being forced to turn in their guns and badges. Benitez was born and raised in Miami and he is fluent in both English and Spanish. He graduated from Miami Coral Park High School in 2004. He attended Florida International University’s School of International and Public Affairs, graduating with a degree in sociology and anthropology, in 2008.
Gio Benitez Age
He was born on October 29, 1985, in Miami, Florida, United States.
Gio Benitez Spouse
He is married to Tommy DiDario, The two engaged on September 17, 2015, in Paris. They were married in a Miami ceremony on April 16, 2016. DiDario is a fitness trainer and Instagram influencer who has also appeared on television shows, such as that of Rachael Ray.
Gio Benitez Parents
He is the son of Javier Benitez and Lourdes Perez.
Gio Benitez Salary
His salary is estimated to be $750,000 per year.
Gio Benitez Net Worth
Gio Benitez’s net worth is estimated to be $ 4 million.
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