Gio Benitez Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 02.Feb.2018
Facts of Gio Benitez
Date of Birth: 1985 , October-29
Age:32 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
NameGio Benitez
Birth NameGiovani Benitez
Nick NameGio
Birth Place/CityMiami, Florida
EthnicityMix Ethnicity
ProfessionTelevision reporter
Working ForABC Network
Hair ColorBlack
Face ColorWhite
Married toN/A
AwardsEmmy Awards
Online PresenceFlorida International University (B.A.)
TV ShowGood Morning America
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Giovani ‘Gio’ Benitez, an American broadcast journalist, is known for working for ABC News. He appears in various shows of ABC including Good Morning America, World News Tonight, 20/20 and Nightline.

He also hosts the Fusion version of Nightline and has won two Emmy Awards. 

Early Life and Education

Gio Benitez, an award-winning reporter, has covered a wide range of stories for the ABC network including Mexican Prison, Boston Marathon bombing and Pulse nightclub shooting. 

Gio Benitez was born on October 29, 1985, in Miami, Florida, U.S. He was born to Cuban Parents. Benitez is an American citizen with mix decent of Spanish and Cuban.

He enrolled at Miami Coral Park High School and graduated in 2004. Then, he completed Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Sociology from the Florida International University. Benitez is fluent in both English and Spanish languages. 


Benitz started journalism career in 2009 when he became a reporter for WFOR, the CBS-owned TV based in Miami. In that year, he became the first reporter to shoot a TV story entirely with an iPhone.  He worked for almost five years there and moved to ABC network in 2013.

During his tenure with WFOR, he covered the 2012 Presidential election and reported extensively on the Trayvon Martin case. After joining ABC News in 2013, he has contributed to numerous shows including World News Tonight with David Muir, Nightline and 20/20. 

Gio Benitez was born and raised in Miami. He is fluent in English and Spanish. He had attended Florida International University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He is a graduate with a degree in sociology and anthropology from the University.

Gio Benitez has his grandparents as his childhood hero. According to him, he is inspired by their courage and journey as they sacrificed and risked everything to escape from the cruel grip of communist in Cuba.

Gio loves eating peanut butter and chocolate. It is his favorite guilty pleasure. Gio also tells if he had not been a reporter, he would have been either a movie director or a TV weatherman. He had started in the news business at CBS4, WFOR Television as an intern when he was just 17, for Coral Park High School.

In WFOR Network, he has covered a wide range of stories including relief efforts in Haiti, which had experienced the devastating earthquake in 2010 and the Trayvon Martin case as well. 

He is a great lover of techno gadgets. As per his love and a new taste in the news reporting using such gadgets, he became the first television reporter reporting the release of Apple’s iPhone in 2009 using the device.

Personal Life

Gio Benitez is a married man. He is married to Tommy DiDario since 2016. The gay reporter Benitez and his boyfriend Tommy Didario engaged on September 17, 2015. Benitez popped out a question with her in Eiffel Tower, Paris. The duo got married on April 16, 2016, in Miami, Florida.

Benitez and Didario dated eight months before getting engaged to each other. The couple is happily married now without any divorce rumor.

Previously, he allegedly in a relationship with ABC co-anchor David Muir. Some sources, claims that David Muir is a rumoredly gay but he has not accepted this rumor. 

Gio Benitez is a hot, sexy and very handsome reporter that the News Network has today. His fans go crazy looking at his pictures where one can even notice his shirtless pictures. He stands a good height with great muscular appearances.

The datalounge reports he does not have a girlfriend and still is single. Concerning this talented, hot and sexy hunk Gio Benitez, his fans can read his bio in several of the internet sites but are not available in Wikipedia as it might be in verge or he does not want to have one.

Net Worth and Body Measurement

Gio Benitez’s current net worth is $4 million. He earns a huge salary from the ABC News. According to a source, ABC’s news anchor receives annually $75K.  Benitez's co-anchor, David Muir has $5 million. 

The innovative storytelling and how he used the device caught eyes of many of his viewers and was widely admired and appreciated for his effort. In 2013, Gio joined at ABC Network and is currently on the team.

Very talented and hard working with the dynamic storytelling ability, Gio Benitez has received two regional Emmy Awards and is an eight-time nominee. Mostly, he is noted for his reporting in the investigative series on alleged police brutality which resulted to turn in the guns and badges of two of the Miami Police Officers.