Yeah, you know Gio Benitez from ABC News. As an American radio journalist and correspondent, Benitez is probably best known for his investigative report on police brutality, in which two Miami policemen were relieved of their duties.
The award-winning New York-based reporter was honored for covering a wide range of viral stories for the news division of the American Broadcasting Company.
Among other things, ABC confirms Benitez for his coverage of the Pulse nightclub shooting, the Alabama child held hostage in an eight-day underground distance, the American mother trapped in a Mexican prison, El Chapo’s underground escape from a Mexican prison, and the Boston Marathon bomb attack.
While Gio Benitez was also praised for covering almost all the major snowstorms that occurred in the winter of 2013, he was individually praised for ABC’s exclusive investigative stories in the Good Morning America series (GMA Investigates), which on many occasions have led to massive product safety recalls.
Gio Benitez Wiki
The correspondent of ABC News was born on 29 October 1985. He grew up in Miami, Florida, with his Cuban parents. Benitez attended Miami Coral Park High School and graduated in 2004. Four years later, he graduated from the School of International and Public Affairs at Florida International University.
He holds a degree in Sociology and Anthropology from the Institution and is fluent in English and Spanish.
Gio Benitez Career
Benitez joined ABC News in 2013. Before that he worked as a reporter for the CBS television station in Miami – WFOR. With WFOR, Benitez comprehensively covered the 2012 presidential election and Martin’s Tray case.
Records of his actions at WFOR show that he was an investigative producer working on stories ranging from Medicare fraud to public safety to government corruption. After what we collected, Gio Benitez joined WFOR as an Emma L. Bowen Foundation Work-Study Scholar.
It is currently known that Benitez reports for all programs and platforms of ABC News, including “Good Morning America”, “World News Tonight with David Muir”, “Nightline” and “20/20”.
Notable Career Moments/Awards
Sometime in June 2009, Gio Benitez became the first reporter to write history ever to shoot a television story entirely with an iPhone.
Next year, in January 2010, Benitez Travel traveled to Haiti to report on relief efforts for the victims of the catastrophic earthquake. Other media reported on Benitez’s return flight, which became a means of transporting injured Haitian evacuees to Curacao Island.
Gio Benitez has been celebrated several times for his contributions to journalism. Apart from being nominated eight times for the regional Emmy Awards, he has received the award twice.
Gio Benitez Gay/Married/Partner
Gio Benitez is currently married to his friend Tommy DiDario. Benitez dated DiDario for 8 months before engaged him and marrying him.
Gio and Tommy met for the first time on Instagram. They dressed each other and agreed to meet for a drink. Later, Gio and Tommy admitted they had an instant connection after meeting in real life.
Tommy DiDario is a lifestyle writer and has worked with some of the biggest global brands. He writes on topics such as men’s fashion, care, travel, health, and fitness. DiDario is also a model and an actor. He played in “Broadway City” (2014). Learn more about him here.
Benitez hired DiDario in September 2015. The couple traveled to Europe when the ABC journalist surprised the love of his life with a suggestion. In front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, he fell on his knee and asked DiDario to be his life partner.
After getting engaged, Benitez and DiDario announced that they would marry in Miami on April 16, 2016. They promised that the marriage would be magical, and it was.
On April 17, 2016, ABC News announced that their Benitez married DiDario the day before at historic Walton House in Miami, Florida.
Gio Benitez Salary
There are few authentic sources that can be cited here, but it has been estimated that Gio Benitez’s salary is approximately $750,000 per year and his net worth is nearly $4 million.