Gio Benitez is an American journalist. He works for ABC News as broadcast journalist and correspondent. He appears for programs like World News Today, 20/20, Good Morning America and Nightline. In addition to all these, he hosts a fusion version of the Nightline show. In his career he has won two television Emmy awards.
Gio Benitez was born on 29th October 1985, in Miami. He was also raised in the Florida. His parents were Cuban. Benitez graduated in the year of 2004 from Miami Coral Park High School. It was in the year 2008, he got his bachelor degree from Florida International University in Anthropology and Sociology. Benitez could speak both English and Spanish fluently.
Benitez got a job in ABC News in the year of 2013. Since then he has covered many major stories for the network, including Boston Marathon Bombing, American mother prisoned in Mexico, Alabama child held hostage and almost all the major snow storms.
His hard working attitude worked for his rise. Within a very short time he climbed the ladder of success in journalism.
He worked as a reporter for WFOR before joining ABC News. This is a CBS owned Miami based television station. While working for WFOR, he covered Presidential election of 2012. In addition, he reported on Trayvon Martin case.
Benitez traveled to Haiti in Jan 2010 to cover the relief arrangement of the severe earthquake. He turned his return flight into a rescue mission. He brought injured people to Curacao Island. In 2009, he shot an entire story using his iPhone. He was the first reporter to achieve that feat.He is an eight time nominee of regional Emmy Award. He also received this award twice. He was nominated for his most popular investigative show on police brutality. This show has forced two police officers to submit their badges and guns.
Before he became a reporter, Benitez worked as an investigative producer for WFOR. During this time he worked on storied involving medical fraud. He also worked on public safety stories and government corruption. He began working for the station as a work study scholar from Emma L Bowen Foundation.
However, he did not right away start with the television. The first on air job of Benitez had been on the radio. He hosted the nationally syndicated electronic show for the consumers – Into Tomorrow with Dave Garevline.
Gio Benitez – Husband
Benitez tied the knot with his long-time boyfriend Tommy DiDario. The couple were engaged on 17th September 2015. Benitez proposed to Tommy on at Eiffel Tower, Paris. Tommy is a lifestyle blogger. He is also an actor and writer.
The couple has detailed social media presence. They met on Instagram. They followed each other for a time being and then started dating. Their wedding which took place in a sun kissed day was attended by a lot of celebrity friends. The wedding was organized in Walton House. It is a white wooden cottage which had been built in English style.
Gio Benitez – Salary and Net Worth
Benitez is a famous television personality. His net worth is $3.7 million per year. He draws an approximate salary of $750,000 per year.