Gio Benitez Bio, Age, Height, Parents, Partner, ABC News, Salary

Gio Benitez

Gio Benitez Biography

Gio Benitez is an award-winning media personality serving as the transportation correspondent for ABC News based in New York and Washington, D.C. Previously, he was a reporter for WFOR-TV in Miami.

Gio Benitez Age

He is 35 years old. He was born on October 29, 1985, in Miami, Florida, United States.

Gio Benitez Height and Weight

He is 5 feet 7 inches tall (1.7m). He also weighs 70kgs (154lbs).

Gio Benitez Nationality

Benitez is an American national. He also belongs to the North American ethnic group.

Gio Benitez Education

In 2004, Gio graduated from Miami Coral Park High School. He also received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and Sociology from Florida International University in 2008.

He is natively bilingual in English and Spanish.

Gio Benitez Parents

Born in Miami, Gio is the son of Javier Benitez and Lourdes Perez. His family immigrated to the United States from Cuba. However, he hasn’t revealed whether he has siblings or not.

Gio Benitez Partner/Husband

Gio is married to his partner Tommy DiDario, a model, actor, and fitness trainer. He has also appeared on TV shows including Rachael Ray, Entertainment Tonight, and The Today Show.

The two wed on April 16, 2016, in front of family, friends, and ABC News colleagues inside the historic Walton House in Miami, Florida.

Kevin Ozebek, an international correspondent, served as best man for Gio and Megs, the sister of DiDario officiated the ceremony.

“It’s so special to see how excited our friends and family have been about this wedding,” Gio said in a statement to People magazine. “It truly is a celebration of love –- our own, and what love means in their own lives. We are so moved and humbled to celebrate together.”

Before the big day, the couple held a pre-wedding event in Key Largo, Florida.

Gio began dating DiDario in 2015 after meeting on Instagram. Their first date was over “tacos, guac, and a margarita(s).” On September 17, 2015, they got engaged while they were on a trip to Paris. Gio dropped down to one knee in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.


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Gio Benitez Baby

Benitez does not have a baby. However, he has posted a number of photos with his nieces and nephews on social media.


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Gio Benitez ABC News

Benitez is the Transportation Correspondent for ABC News based in New York and Washington, D.C. He covers aviation, railroads, the auto industry, and space for all ABC News programs and platforms including “Good Morning America,” “ABC World News Tonight,” “Nightline,” “20/20,” “ABC News Radio,” and ABC’s streaming network, “ABC News Live.”

Benitez 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 has also reported on the big changes and uncertainties transportation industries face amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Before joining ABC News in 2013, Benitez was a reporter for WFOR-TV in Miami. While there 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.

Gio Benitez Awards

Benitez is the recipient of three national Emmy Awards, and 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.

Gio Benitez Salary

He earns an average salary of $750,000 per year.

Gio Benitez Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $4 million.

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