Gio Benitez is one of America’s openly gay journalists working for ABC News. Benitez is currently a Transportation Correspondent for ABC operating in New York and DC. With a successful career since his debut as the first journalist to use an iPhone to shoot a news report in 2009, Gio Benitez is a differential reporter and journalist who has an array of award nominations and winnings under his belt. The famous host of Nighttime has won three Emmy awards. GioBenitez has been married since 2016 to Tommy DiDario.
Gio Benitez Biography, Age, Ethnicity, Parents, Early Life
Gio Benitez is a Miami born native to Cuba immigrant parents. He is 35 years old, born on October 29, 1985. He was raised and in Miami and speaks both English and Spanish fluently. Benitez attended the Miami Coral Park High School, graduating in 2014. He moved on to college immediately, to study Anthropology and Sociology, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2008.
Gio Benitez Career Details
In 2010, Benitez traveled as a correspondent for WFOT-TV Miami to report the earthquake relief effort situation in Haiti. On his way back to Miami, his flight became a rescue mission as the commercial flight became a safety net to evacuate injured disaster survivors to Curacao.
Gio Benitez is quite tight-lipped on his private life when it comes to the press. He is currently married to an Instagram influencer and fitness coach, Tommy DiDario, an occasional TV host with famous appearances on The Rachael Ray Show, Entertainment Tonight, and many more.
Gio Benitez hit the public radar as a formidable reporter in 2009, when he became the first journalist to shoot and record a news report, using an iPhone. He started his career as an Emma L. Bowen Foundation work-study scholar at the WFOR-TV and worked his way up to become an investigative producer. Benitez remained in WFORTV in Miami up until 2012, as an investigative producer working on an array of stories from government corruption to masses safety and even Medicare fraud.
Gio Benitez is known for his formidable reporting skills despite unfavorable conditions. In 2010, he traveled to Haiti and covered the earthquake. He reported and covered both the 2012 Presidential election and Trayvon Martin case with WFOR-TV and
His efforts and skill didn’t go unnoticed as ABC News recruited Gio Benitez in 2013. Benitez took up the ABC role and joined the cast on different ABC News programs, including Good Morning America, Nightline, ABC News Radio, amongst others. He has three Emmy awards under his belt and has been nominated for several others. He is currently signed to United Talent Agency and was promoted to Transportation Correspondent to begin operating from New York and DC. This was announced on April 9, 2020.
Gio Benitez Net Worth
Gio Benitez might be a famous renounced reporter but, not much is known about Gio Benitez’s finances, he is estimated to earn an annual salary of $750,000 annually and net worth is reported to round up to about 4 million dollars. These numbers are still unconfirmed by Benitez himself who keeps his personal life, private.
Gio Benitez Dating History, Marriage Details
It was once rumored that Gio Benitez was dating David Muir, a fellow journalist when they both came out to the public as gay, around the same time, and were seen entering a gay bar together.
Gio Benitez dated Tommy DiDario, up until September 2015, when they got engaged.
Gio Benitez is married to Tommy DiDario, who is a fitness trainer and Instagram influencer. The pair tied the knots in a private Miami ceremony in 2016, over nine months after their engagement.
Gio Benitez Parents
Gio Benitez retains a private life keeping his personal life away from the blogs, therefore, there is not much information about his parents. It is only revealed that his parents were Cuban natives who immigrated to the USA and had Gio Benitez born in Miami, Florida.
Gio Benitez Kids
He and his husband have no known children.
Gio Benitez Body Measurements
Gio Benitez is estimated to be about 5 ft 7inches tall. His body weight and other information remain unknown.
Gio Benitez Cars And House
There is no report about the brand of car the ABC Transportation Correspondent drives. Gio Benitez is confirmed to live with his husband.