Who is Gio Benitez?
Born Giovani Benitez under the sign of Scorpio on the 29th of October 1985, in Miami, Florida USA, pf Hispanic descent, Gio is a 32-year-old broadcast journalist, TV reporter and news correspondent of Cuban ancestry. He is perhaps best known to the world for his significant presence on the TV screen as an ABC News correspondent, as well as on “Good Morning America” and “World News Tonight.” He has held a number of other positions across various news companies in his sometimes lucrative career in journalism since 2009.
Early Life and Education
Gio was raised an only child in his hometown by his Cuban parents, of unknown names and professions. It is unknown when he took an interest in what he does today, nor what his childhood hobbies were. He was educated at Miami Coral Park High School, from where he matriculated in 2004, and he then enrolled at Florida International University’s School of International and Public Affairs, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and Sociology. Additionally, due to the nature of his upbringing, Gio became fluent in both English and Spanish very early on.
CareerGio sought employment in his profession immediately after finishing his college studies, eventually landing a spot at the Emma L. Bowen Foundation as a work-study scholar. His first live job was actually on the radio, in a show about consumer electronics entitled “Into Tomorrow with Dave Graveline.” Gio then joined the CBS-affiliated TV station WFOR, situated in Miami, where he got to cover the 2012 presidential election, as well as make substantial reports on the famous Treyvon Martin case. He is also the first ever reporter to shoot an entire TV story with only an iPhone, then in 2010, he went to Haiti in its post-earthquake state to cover the situation on-site including the relief efforts During his flight back to Miami, there was an emergency that changed the route, and Gio actually landed in Curacao, where he aided the evacuated populace. In 2013 he joined ABC News, and was assigned to cover a vast number of front-page events, such as the Boston Marathon bombing. Like most famed crisis reporters, Gio is highly respected for his efforts that surpass ordinary journalism, and all of this greatly contributes to his position, popularity and salary.
Gio is the proud holder of a total of ten Emmy Award nominations, winning two national Emmy Awards and two regional ones. One of his most important nominations was for his series on US police brutality, which left two police officers without their badges. Undoubtedly, recognition on this scale brought him numerous opportunities across the country, although he is still employed by the ABC, and hasn’t publicly expressed any desire to change his employer.
As for Gio’s romantic involvements, not much is known prior to his (apparently) only public relationship – he is openly gay, and his partner is the model and actor Tommy DiDario. It is said that the two first met on Instagram, agreeing to an eventual meet-up for a drink. The two said in an interview that they instantly felt attracted to each other, and that they sensed a connection on a deeper level. The couple dated for eight months before Benitez proposed in September 2015 in front of the Eiffel Tower during their Europe tour, and they married on the 16th of April 2016 in Miami, at the historic Walton House, reputedly luxurious and with many invitees, but the media hasn’t managed to procure any more information.
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What is Gio Benitez’ Net Worth?
Have you ever wondered how rich Gio Benitez is, as of mid-2018? According to various authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the current total of Gio’s accumulated wealth is close to $4 million – while his annual salary is said to be $75,000 – largely aided by his numerous successes in the news industry, while the greatest contribution comes from his long-term screen presence as an NBC News reporter. As his career continues to develop, the said amount can be expected to increase.
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Concerning the physical attributes of the experienced reporter, only his height at 5ft 7ins (1.70m) is known. His hair is pitch dark and his eyes are dark brown, while his body shape is generally described as regular.
Social Media Presence
Due to the major influence of social networks, it is nowadays a regular thing for active reporters to nourish a close and active relationship with their fans, for the sake of increasing the popularity of the TV channels they’re employed at, and thus their own net worth. It looks like Gio is a regular subscriber, if not the leading example of this celebrity trend, as his presence is quite ubiquitous on all social media networks. His Facebook account has over 90,000 followers, his Twitter account over 60,000, and his Instagram over 120,000 fans.